We'll Be Happier Tomorrow--New Works by Lori Larusso

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Preyer, 2013 Acrylic On Two Shaped Panels 84" X 60"
We'll Be Happier Tomorrow--New Works by Lori Larusso

145 Plymouth Street (Corner of Pearl Street), DUMBO, Brooklyn
New York, New York 11201
September 12th, 2013 - October 12th, 2013
Opening: September 12th, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Friday & Saturday 12 - 6 PM; Sunday 12 - 4
Lori Larusso, contemporary art, Porter Contemporary


We’ll Be Happier Tomorrow: Solo Exhibition of Works by Lori Larusso

September 12-October 12, 2013

Opening Reception: September 12, 6:30-8:30pm

Artist Talk: September 14, 4-6pm, RSVP to


New York, NY. Porter Contemporary presents We’ll Be Happier Tomorrow, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Lori Larusso opening with an artist reception on September 12, 2013 from

6:30 – 8:30 PM.


The idea of happiness being tied to external consequences is the hallmark of Larusso’s We’ll Be Happier Tomorrow launching her first solo exhibition at Porter Contemporary. Through shaped acrylic panels Larusso embarks on the American Dream revealing symbolically and metaphorically the twist to having such an unrealistic outlook.


Abstracted mundane interior and exterior scenes make up the basis of Larusso’s shaped acrylic panels, each one balancing painterly and sculptural effects. Dissections of reality and unreality sometimes are combined in multiple panels interacting with a whole idea (Preyer (2013), acrylic on two shaped panels, 84” x 60”). By including only the necessary information needed to complete the idea and composition, aspects of a specific situation or environment are isolated and brought to the forefront through Larusso’s unique presentation (Development (2013), acrylic on shaped panel, 35” x 55”).


Larusso’s We’ll Be Happier Tomorrow will be on view at Porter Contemporary through October 12, 2013.


Listing Information


What: We’ll Be Happier Tomorrow—New Works by Lori Larusso

Exhibition Dates: September 12 – October 12, 2013

Press Preview: Thursday, September 12, 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Opening Reception with the Artist: Thursday, September 12, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Artist Talk: Saturday, September 14, 4–6PM, RSVP to

Where: Porter / Contemporary, 548 W. 28th Street, 3rd Floor, NYC

Gallery Hours: Tues & Wed by appointment; Thurs 11 - 8 PM; Fri & Sat 11 - 6 PM

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About Lori Larusso

Lori Larusso earned her BFA from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, with a minor in Women’s Studies, and her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art’s graduate interdisciplinary program, the Mount Royal School of Art. Lori maintains a solid studio practice, exhibiting her work locally, nationally, and internationally. Lori’s recent awards include a Visual Artist Fellowship from the MacDowell Colony, the Kentucky Arts Council’s Al Smith Fellowship, a Milton and Sally Avery Fellowship, and the 2012 James Rosenquist Artist in Residence at North Dakota State University.


About Porter Contemporary

Launched in 2006, Porter Contemporary is dedicated to showcasing emerging and established artists from around the world whose work embodies both skill and risk taking. The mission of Porter Contemporary continues to be based on founder Jessica L. Porter's vision of opening contemporary art collecting to a broader audience. Over the past seven years, the gallery has earned a dedicated following of new and established collectors who value art that pushes boundaries.


In addition to presenting many distinctive exhibitions throughout the year, Porter Contemporary also provides art consultation services, collection management and artwork installation. Porter Contemporary is located in New York's Chelsea district at 548 West 28th Street, just steps away from the beautiful High Line Park -- like the gallery, a place to experience art and life from a new perspective.