Artwork Title: Untitled - Artist Name: Larry Towell


Larry Towell, 1983

CANADA. Lambton County, Ontario. My oldest son Moses Towell eats a wild pear while Ann sits behind the wheel of a 1951 pickup truck. It’s the family’s only vehicle. I bought it as junk for $200 and fixed it up on my own, 1983 (detail) It’s All About the Family It would be a shame if the artist had managed to tell so many stories about people from all over the world, but not his own, the story of his family and the land he grew on. The world from my front porch is so much more than a mid-career retrospective and a collection of chosen images from the Larry’s personal archive. In fact, it is well thought and a project that certainly evokes emotion on a different level from the rest of his work. The main theme is the importance of belonging and the true value of family. Wars and violence have been dominant in his previous work, but this is where the artist really shines out. Placed and surrounded by family, the artist is emphasizing the... (
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