Contemporary Art Gallery, 6th fl.
Inspired by and created expressly to complement the exhibit Repair and Design Futures, artist/entertainer Larry Krone’s new performance Beyond Repair approaches the idea of “repair” from the point of view of an emotional middle-aged singing cowboy’s struggle to understand and deal with the effect of time on his relationships and life. Known for his “wit,” “heart,” “humility,” and “soul,” with Beyond Repair, Larry brings his signature original songs (tear jerkers and uplifters, alike), country harmonies, a family band composed of his husband, Jim Andralis, and friend, Julie DeLano, a heavy rotation of his spectacular handmade costumes, and a rare appearance by his pride and joy two years in the making, his fully sequined and embroidered Then and Now (Cape Collaboration)!
Free. Space limited.
This performance includes occasional profanity and no nudity.
Born in Chicago in 1970 and raised in St. Louis, Larry Krone lives and works in New York City’s East Village. Krone has exhibited drawings, sculptures, installations, and videos at The Contemporary, Baltimore; The Museum of Contemporary Craft in conjunction with Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (Portland, OR); The Whitney Museum of American Art Philip Morris Branch (New York); The New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York); the Drawing Center (New York); and the Contemporary Art Museum (St. Louis) which, in 2006 presented Larry Krone: Artist/Entertainer, a ten-year retrospective of visual and performance work. Krone’s piece, Then and Now (Circles: Coreopsis Moonbeams, Irises, Poppies, Forest Road), is in the RISD Museum’s collection and on view in Repair and Design Futures.
As a performer, Krone has appeared at Joe’s Pub, La MaMa, Dixon Place, PS 122, Starlight Bar & Lounge, and The Whitney Museum. Krone's costume design and fabrication for performances led to the creation of House of Larréon, a line of custom gowns and stage costumes.
Krone is a 2019 Caldera Artist-in-Residence, along with fellowships from Yaddo (2017), MacDowell Colony (2011, 2012, and 2018), Millay Colony (2013), and New York Foundation for the Arts (2009 and 2015). In 2015, Krone was an Artist-in-Residence at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater.
Photography by Todd Oldham.