Upper-level Members of Contemporary Forum (CF) are invited to an exclusive event in Paradise Valley on March 17, 2018, to tour the home of Larry and Paula Kornegay, and to view Larry's artwork and studio.
About the Residence
The Kornegay residence is a historically significant home, exemplifying the casual elegance of a mid-century modern desert home. Built in 1955 by Loomis Bowes, the architect of the Camelback Inn (1935), the home served as a winter retreat for a Michigan couple and their daughter. In 1989, the Kornegays purchased the home from the original owners. In 1992, awarding-winning architect John Douglas, FAIA, designed an extensive addition that maintains the home’s mid-century roots and character.
About the Artist
Artist and designer Larry Kornegay has been creating art for 45 years. Even while establishing a successful career, and earning national recognition in the product and thematic design industries, he has never stopped making art.
Over the past year, I have returned to working 2-D along with my continuing love of building objects. The 2-D work takes me back to my roots of drawing and sign painting. My undergraduate and graduate work was done in drawing and painting and I spent countless years perfecting my drawing skills and reached a point of absolute competency. Though as I was laboring over photorealistic renderings, I yearned to go big, crazy and free with drawing, get physical with it.
I have always had a need to build. My sculptural pieces are a combination of made and found parts. Always collecting and making parts, they all have their own unique energy and establishing a new context for the parts creates new meanings. These expressive combinations can happen quickly or may have to distill over many years of looking. Some relationships take time.
This is an exclusive event for CF Upper-Level Members. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org RSVP or if you have questions. If you'd like to attend this or future CF events, please consider becoming a Member (or upgrading your Membership) to join a dynamic organization that provides sigificant support to contemporary art at Phoenix Art Museum.
Image credit: Courtesy of Larry Kornegay.