Joan Nelson and Kevin Larmon
Old Friends, New Work

May 11–June 9, 2024
Opening reception: Sunday, May 12, 12–2 pm

On view during Open Hours, Bushel programs, by chance, and by appointment
(for appointments, email info@bushelcollective.org)

Joan Nelson (b. 1958, California; lives and works in Stamford, NY) has exhibited her work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, PA; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA; among many others. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Whitney Museum of American Art, all New York, NY; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Minneapolis Museum of Art, MN; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington D.C.; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; and Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas at Austin, TX. Nelson received her BFA from Washington University, St. Louis, MO. In 2023, she received a Guggenheim fellowship.

Kevin Larmon is a retired professor emeritus and Program Coordinator Art, Design, and Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, New York. He received a BFA from Harper College, S.U.N.Y., Binghamton, and currently resides in upstate New York.

For over three decades, Kevin Larmon has received critical acclaim for creating paintings that lyrically explore the divide between abstraction and referential imagery. His work has been associated with the post-conceptualism and neo-conceptual art movements, which were prominent aspects of exhibitions of the early 80s East Village Gallery Nature Morte and with critics/curators Tricia Collins and Richard Milazzo shaping the nature of painting after the rise of conceptual art. Larmon was also associated with Feature Inc., a gallery that was first established in Chicago in 1984, and eventually moved to New York City. His work is included in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin among others. He is the recipient of an Atlantic-Pacific Fellowship and a Pollack Krasner Foundation grant. Larmon retired from being an Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator Art, Design, and Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University, New York in 2018. He received a BFA from Harper College, S.U.N.Y., Binghamton, and currently resides in upstate New York.