May 10, 2018
The Alabama Center for the Arts will be opening a new exhibit entitled REMOVED on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. The exhibit will feature new, never-before-seen artwork by world-renowned fine art sculptor and special effects artist, Bruce Larsen.
Larsen, an Alabama native, has extensive experience with creating animatronic animals and creatures for Hollywood films. He believes that “everything in life is recycled,” and his edgy style is derived from a combination of two of his biggest passions: recycling and history. Larsen prefers to choose objects and artifacts with historical significance to create his sculptures as opposed to more traditional mediums. He also likes to draw his materials from his environment, incorporating many geological and cultural elements of his immediate surroundings into his artwork.
Larsen was part of the inaugural class inducted into the Alabama Center for the Arts Hall of Fame in November 2016. In April, Larsen loaned a 30-foot-tall metal owl sculpture to the Center. The sculpture is indicative of his incredible artistic talent and can currently be viewed in the Alabama Center for the Arts courtyard between the Visual Arts and Performing Arts buildings, across the street from the historic Princess Theatre.
Larsen’s work has been featured extensively across the state and nation, and he was selected by the Alabama State Arts Council in 2008 to be part of a cultural exchange between Alabama and Italy.
REMOVED will remain open until Monday, August 20, 2018. A closing reception and artist talk will also be held on August 20. The community is invited to attend this free event and meet Larsen.