The Powers That Be by Ralph M. Larmann

Artist Reception: Wednesday, November 9 6:00-8:00 pm | October 19, 2011

A Neighborhood of Citizens United, Acrylic on canvas

A Neighborhood of Citizens United, Acrylic on canvas

Xavier University and the Department of Art are pleased to present the work of Ralph M. Larmann. The exhibition is titled The Powers That Be and will feature a selection of large paintings created over the past 20 years. It will run from November 9 to December 16, 2011 in the Xavier University Art Gallery located in the A.B. Cohen Center on the campus of Xavier University in Cincinnati.


This solo exhibition represents twenty years of paintings that skirt the edge of taste and civil discourse. The Powers That Be features paintings using acrylic paint and paper pulp paintings. These brightly colored works reflect the intensity of the issues and political hyperbole found in our environment and culture.


Ralph M. Larmann is a native of southwestern Ohio having grown up near Harrison, Ohio and attended La Salle High School and the University of Cincinnati. He received his MFA from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia in 1989 and has taught at Loyola University Chicago, Herron School of Art, and Harlaxton College in Grantham, England. He is currently an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Evansville. Larmann maintains two art educational websites, the Art Studio Chalkboard and the Figure Drawing Lab, he has published two CD-ROMS, and is co-author of the art text Gateways to Art, released in October 2011.


Professor Larmann is the First Place Winner of Xavier University’s “Art at the X” 2010 national juried competition.


Please join us on Wednesday, November 9, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Xavier University Art Gallery to enjoy the art, meet the artist, and share refreshments.