LAWRENCE FODOR

Increscent

ON VIEW

Lawrence Fodor
Pontormo's Dilemma
2019-21
oil, alkyd resin on canvas
78" x 52"
$ 22,000.

Lawrence Fodor
St. George and the Dragon IV
2015-19
oil, alkyd resin on canvas
60" x 60"
$ 20,000.

Lawrence Fodor
after Saint George and the Dragon IX & X
Diptych, 2019-21
oil & alkyd resin on paper on canvas panel
61.5" x 24" each
$ 18,000.

Lawrence Fodor
Annunciation after Pontormo
2019-20
oil, alkyd resin on canvas
46" x 44"
$ 10,500.

Lawrence Fodor
You and I
2019-21
oil, alkyd resin on canvas
40" x 38"
$ 7,800.

Lawrence Fodor
Eremo Le Celle I
2021
oil on archival pigment print on paper
48" x 48" framed
$ 10,500.

Lawrence Fodor
Borghese Roma I
2021
oil on archival pigment print on paper
48" x 48" framed
$ 10,500.

Lawrence Fodor
Pompeii Arezzo I
2021
oil on archival pigment print on paper
48" x 48" framed
$ 10,500.

Lawrence Fodor
Kôan Box Cairn 17 Reds
2019-21
oil, alkyd resin, wax and 21kt Moon Gold on wood cigar box w/ embedded items
10.5" x 8.25" x 2"
$ 4,200.

Lawrence Fodor
Kôan Box Yellow, Yellow-Green-Ochre
2015-21
oil, wax, alkyd resin & 12kt white gold on wood cigar box with embedded items
10.5" x 8.25" x 2"
$ 4,200.

Lawrence Fodor
Fusion: MB Study+Pontormo IIIB, edition 1/10
2018-21
oil on archival pigment print on paper
40" x 40" framed
$ 3,150.

Lawrence Fodor
Pontormo's Wings
2019-21
oil, alkyd resin on canvas
84" x 90"

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Lawrence Fodor
Phoenix for Henri and Achilles
2019-21
oil, alkyd resin on canvas
84" x 82"

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Lawrence Fodor
after Portrait of the Halberdier
2019-21
oil, alkyd resin on canvas
40" x 38"

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Lawrence Fodor
after Portrait of a Young Man in a Red Cap
2019-21
oil, alkyd resin on canvas
40" x 38"

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Lawrence Fodor
Hercules and Nessus II
2017-21
oil, alkyd resin on canvas
40" x 38"

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Lawrence Fodor
Leda and the Swan I
2021
oil on archival pigment print on paper
48" x 48" framed

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Lawrence Fodor
Falvian Anfiteatro Pozzuoli I
2021
oil on archival pigment print on paper
48" x 48" framed

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Lawrence Fodor
Borghese Roma II
2021
oil on archival pigment print on paper
48" x 48" framed

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Lawrence Fodor
Kôan Box Deep Red-Black
2019-21
oil, alkyd resin, wax and 21kt Moon Gold on wood cigar box w/ embedded items
10.5" x 8.25" x 2"

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Lawrence Fodor
Kôan Box Cairn 16 Blues
2019-21
oil, alkyd resin, wax and 21kt Moon Gold on wood cigar box w/ embedded items
10.5" x 8.25" x 2"

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Lawrence Fodor
Kôan Box Cairn 17 Greens
2019-21
oil, alkyd resin, wax and 21kt Moon Gold on wood cigar box w/ embedded items
10.5" x 8.25" x 2"

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Lawrence Fodor
Kôan Box Cairn 18 Orange-Red
2019-21
oil, alkyd resin, wax and 21kt Moon Gold on wood cigar box w/ embedded items
10.5" x 8.25" x 2"

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Lawrence Fodor
Kôan Box Autumn II
2015-21
oil, wax, alkyd resin & 21kt moon gold on wood cigar box with embedded items
10.5" x 8.25" x 2

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Lawrence Fodor
Kôan Box White-Yellow-Orange
2016-21
oil, wax, alkyd resin & 12kt white gold on wood cigar box with embedded items
10.5" x 8.25" x 2"

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Lawrence Fodor
Kôan Box Trace Greens
2018-21
oil, wax, alkyd resin & 12kt white gold on wood cigar box with embedded items
10.5" x 8.25" x 2"

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Lawrence Fodor
Kôan Box Trace Deep Violet
2019-21
oil, wax, alkyd resin & 12kt white gold on wood cigar box with embedded items
10.5" x 8.25" x 2

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Lawrence Fodor
Kôan Box White-Peach-Lavender
2016-21
oil, wax, alkyd resin & 12kt white gold on wood cigar box with embedded items
10.5" x 8.25" x 2"

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Lawrence Fodor
Kôan Box Orange-Red-Alizarin
2017-21
oil, wax, alkyd resin & 21kt moon gold on wood cigar box with embedded items
10.5" x 8.25" x 2"

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Lawrence Fodor
Kôan Box Yellow Moon on Green
2018-21
oil, wax, alkyd resin & 21kt moon gold on wood cigar box with embedded items
10.5" x 8.25" x 2"

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Lawrence Fodor
Kôan Box Trace Red, Red-Violet
2017-21
oil, wax, alkyd resin & 12kt white gold on wood cigar box with embedded items
10.5" x 8.25" x 2"

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Lawrence Fodor
Kôan Box Green-Lavender-Grey
2018-21
oil, wax, alkyd resin & 12kt white gold on wood cigar box with embedded items
10.5" x 8.25" x 2"

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Lawrence Fodor
Kôan Box Autumn I
2017-21
oil, wax, alkyd resin & 21kt moon gold on wood cigar box with embedded items
10.5" x 8.25" x 2"

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Lawrence Fodor
Fusion: Pontormo+St Julian I, edition 2/10
2018-21
oil on archival pigment print on paper
40" x 40" framed

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Lawrence Fodor
Fusion: MB Study+Pontormo IIB, edition 1/10 
2018-20

oil on archival pigment print on paper
40" x 40" framed

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Lawrence Fodor
Fusion: Michelangelo+Perseus and Andromeda I, edition 2/10
2018-20
oil on archival pigment print on paper
40" x 40" framed

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About the Exhibition

Increscent

Embracing history and the continuum of centuries of narrative visual art is at the core of these paintings. I dissect those narratives to borrow and embody the relevant elements, then alter or discard that which is irrelevant. Acknowledging history, we learn to move forward and not emulate the past. Directed by history, I transform seductive contradictions into constructive affirmations while lingering in the persistent alchemical nature of painting.

These paintings are about gathering, accumulating and integrating diverse visual elements to fuel expansive growth and infinite possibility. Increscent is cumulative, deepening, waxing—the act of becoming full. It is multifaceted, referring not only to an extension of the premise with which I have worked since 2015, but also my methodology in painting.

Broadening my painterly vocabulary, I am incorporating photographs from my recent travels to Italy into some of the work. With veiled and shrouded imagery, I am excavating the sedimentary historical allegories of my ancestry which are the very basis of Greco-Roman and Abrahamic religions and cultures; stories I strongly feel have little relevance for 21st century humanity. The paintings and hybrid photo-paintings are multi-layered, stratified and perhaps visually perplexing at times—they contain echoes of the chaos inherent in negotiating antiquity, while attempting to find a sustaining sense of benevolence in the moment.

This body of work explores how merging, obscuring and rephrasing these mired epic tales can be applied to the issues we face as human beings inhabiting one planet—concerns that are vast, troublesome and seemingly overwhelming. Through my investigations with photography and painting I see unlimited potential, realizing virtue runs stronger than the nefarious forces surrounding us.

I am questioning and challenging ideologies, perceptions, beliefs and convictions—my own, and others. Accepting that we are made by history within an Increscent framework is where I find clues to suggest a more universally tolerant future by capturing the ancient and fusing the present.

 —Lawrence Fodor, 2021