Bruce Larsen exhibit to premiere Nov. 13 at TROY

November 6, 2017

Renowned Alabama sculptor Bruce Larsen is bringing an exhibit to Troy University’s International Arts Center.

A reception on Monday, Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. inside the International Arts Center at Janice Hawkins Cultural Arts Park in Troy will commemorate the premiere of “Artifacts.”

Alabama artist Bruce Larsen working on a sculpture.

Alabama artist Bruce Larsen working on a sculpture.

The exhibit consists of sculpted animals made of objects Larsen has found.

“He calls himself a modern archaeologist,” said Carrie Jaxon, curator of the IAC. “He assembles found objects from the past – objects from people’s lives – and reflects on the stories these objects hold and how to frame those pieces within modern artwork.”

In addition to “Artifacts,” which will be on display through Feb. 1, 2018, Larsen is donating two pieces to the University’s permanent collection.

Larsen, who was born in Birmingham and lives in Fairhope, was inducted into the Alabama Center for the Arts Hall of Fame earlier this year after compiling a resume that includes sculpture work that can be found throughout Alabama as well as special effects work on films such as “Gerald’s Game” and “Oculus.”

His work has been collected by celebrities such as actor Mark Ruffalo, singer Robert Plant and President Bill Clinton.