Larry has incorporated performance in his work since 1996, performing his own brand of homespun country & western musical revues at music and art venues in New York and beyond. Larry’s intensely detailed, hand sewn and embroidered stage costumes have led to his creation of the House of Larréon, his line of custom gowns and stage costumes, outfitting many of Larry’s dynamic performing friends and collaborators including his fiancé, Jim Andralis. Larry is a 2011 and 2012 MacDowell Colony fellow and New York Foundation for the Arts 2009 fellow.
Larry’s relationship with Pentwater has been lifelong, as he has been vacationing there with his family at the end of every summer since 1970, the year he was born. Pentwater has been the site of the creation of many important pieces in Larry’s body of work, including his trio of “Love Can Build a Bridge” costumes, his “Then and Now (Latch Hook Hay Bales),” some of his “Wisdom Tooth Fool Dolls,” and many of his songs including “Take me Back,” “(I Couldn’t) Miss you More,” and “Never Afraid”. While vacationing, Larry spends most of his time with his family in their rented cottage and on the beach, but can also be found thrift shopping in Ludington, singing karaoke at the Boathouse, and attending the Thursday night band concerts in the gazebo. Once, when Larry was about 14, Larry brought his saxophone to the sidewalk in front of the gazebo and tried to make some money playing jazz standards for change, but we don’t like to talk about that.
Larry will present his work and sing songs for us this Sunday, at 7pm, for our weekly artist slide talk season finale!