an installation by Laurie Ann Larrimer
In Excavations, Laurie Ann Larimer presents a collection of objects, some found, some made, all evoking place and history. Rusted metal structures span the interior of the gallery in geometric forms pulled from Larimer's dreams. Evoking an unknown archeological dig, with references both local and personal, the utterly transformed interior of the Axle Contemporary mobile gallery transports us outside of our normal reality into a space of history and dreams.
From Larimer's description: "These objects represent to me what is found beautiful and what is considered unused and unwanted in society. The transformation of the pieces from garbage to an object of beauty is my way of evoking a communication between the viewer and the landscape. There is a sense of melancholy and delicacy that I feel happens throughout the aging of these items from the exposure of the elements and the unraveling of time. It becomes a collaboration between myself the landscape and the viewer."