Ware Malcomb CEO Lawrence R. Armstrong’s Artwork Showcased in New York City
Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, announced the firm’s Chief Executive Officer Lawrence R. Armstrong, who is also an accomplished artist, is showcasing his work this month with Studio 26 located at 179 East 3rd Street in New York City.
Armstrong’s work is being featured at two shows in Chelsea at the Metropolitan Pavilion. The first show is Scope New York 2017, which was held March 2-5, 2017, and the second is the Affordable Art Fair NYC which is being held March 29 – April 2, 2017. The Armstrong works exhibited will include: fanfare (Layered Canvas), fluerdilis 1.1 (Symbols), midnight cocktail (iPhone Sketch Metal), noon bliss (iPhone Sketch Metal), and poet 1.0 (Layered Glass).
“It is exciting to once again exhibit my artwork in New York City,” said Armstrong. “I’m grateful to Studio 26 for this opportunity to showcase my work alongside so many incredible and inspiring artists.”
Armstrong’s work has appeared in numerous high profile international art exhibitions and galleries, including Agora Gallery in New York City, ArtExpo in New York City, Iocandina Synchronies in Madrid, Art Tour International in Toronto, Art Tour International in Miami, Art Fusion Galleries in Miami, and Art Blend in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The John Wayne Airport Arts Commission recently selected Armstrong to exhibit his artwork in the Thomas F. Riley Terminal in Santa Ana, Calif. In 2016, the Lawrence R. and Sandra C. Armstrong Gallery opened at Armstrong’s alma mater, Kent State University, within the new College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) building. Following an exhibit featuring Armstrong’s work, the artist dedicated a piece for permanent exhibition at the new gallery.
Armstrong’s paintings and sculptures represent an ongoing exploration of the concept of layers: both how they interact and intersect with one another, and also the meanings contained within. For Armstrong, layers are to be found everywhere: in space and time, in intellect, in emotion, and in the synthesis and interpretation of form. Whether two- or three-dimensional in scope, the artwork that results is almost multisensory in nature, eliciting from the viewer a multifaceted experience of the wondrous complexity that ultimately composes our world. A piece of artwork is often precipitated by flashes of light and inspiration derived from anything from written text to music to a particular event. Regardless of its origins, through his art Armstrong explores the natural tension inherent in opposing forces, whether it’s the natural world versus built environments, or other paradigms such as chaos/order, free form/precision, random/planned action, and solid/void.
Armstrong has received numerous individual awards for personal art and design, including: the Sandro Botticelli Prize in Florence, Italy, Artavita 9th & 10th Contests, ATIM Masters Award, ATIM Choice Award, AIA Honor Award, OC Design Community Art Exhibition, Terminal Tower Design Competition Award, Shaker Square Circle within a Square Design Competition, and Cleveland Award.
More information on Armstrong’s personal work as an artist can be found at www.lraart.com.
About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)
Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm providing planning, architecture, interior design, branding and civil engineering services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. With 22 office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Panama, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/educational facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb was among the top 25 architecture/engineering firms in Building Design+Construction magazine’s 2016 Giants 300 ranking and the top 40 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s 2017 Top 100 Giants.