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Lawrence LaBianca
Born: 1963, Mineola, NY
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79lb My Father's Dream, Lawrence LaBianca
oak, green neon, transformer, cord, 24" x 96" x 10", 2004, $14,000

6lb Full Stop, Lawrence LaBIanca, oak, modified trailer winch, cast glass, steel cable, 41" x 40" x 13", 2007, $12,000 (on hold)

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The Strong Are
Saying Nothing

Lawrence LaBianca
oak, steel, modified winch, steel cable
102" x 32" x 24.5", 2011

lawrence labianca
wood sculpture

wood, glass lens, steel,
14.5" x 38" x 4.5", 1998, $10,000
wood log photo sculpture
Lawrence LaBianca, glass with photo, branch, steel, 12" x 22" x 7", 1999, $6,500
wood book
Lawrence LaBianca, cast glass, stainless steel, redwood, 15" x 15.5" x 3.5"-11.25", 2004, $7,500
wood book
4ll THE WOODPILE, Lawrence LaBianca, oak, stainless steel, 66" x 120" x 16", 2004, $20,000 (on hold)
Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, California (New West Coast Design and Reliquaries for America); Milwaukee Museum of Art, Wisconsin (The New Materiality: Digital Dialogues at the Boundaries of Contemporary Craft; traveling exhibition); Bolinas Museum, California (Wolfgang Bloch & Lawrence LaBianca); Oakland Museum at City Center, California (solo exhibition); Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts; Asheville Art Museum, North Carolina; Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock; Virginia Groot Foundation, Chicago, Illinois (Visual Perspectives: 14 Years of the Virginia A. Groot Awards); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California (Bay Area Now); Arts Benecia, California (Looking Glass: seeing through the medium). Recipient: Collaborative Grant: Creative Work Fund; Grant for Sculpture: Virginia Groot Foundation; Ernie Kim Award, Richmond Art Center, California; Scholarships: Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, Washington (full scholarship, each of 3 years); Artist-in-Residence: Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, Colorado.
wood ladle sculpture

5ll TIMELINE, Lawrence LaBianca, walnut ladle, cast glass,steel, 10" x 48" x 10" , 2000, $8,500

Metal and wood come together in a way that transcends any particular age, LaBianca says. "My pieces are timeless in the sense that they are not grounded in any particular moment," he says. "The story that I'm telling has something to do with the past but is also looking to the future." It worries him that people seem to be so detached from nature. "I was ... reading an old National Geographic, and it was all about the oil crisis in the '70s. There was a picture of a woman with dead ducks, covered in oil." It was an image that could have been ripped from this newspaper's current front page.

From: Anatomy of Folklore: Johansson Projects show uses materials raw, Reyhan Harmanci
San Francisco Chronicle, November 22, 2007

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