31 January ~ 15 March 2009

Lannan Foundation Gallery

309 Read Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico  87501  505.986.8160 ext 102


Exhibition Catalogue available

    “Lawrence Fodor’s kōan boxes are named so in reference to the Zen Buddhist concept of a question that is difficult to answer rationally, but that may be understood intuitively. The Japanese origin of the word is literally, “matter for public thought.” Fodor’s boxes are “meditations on color” and the questions he poses are for consideration by the viewer.”


Christie Mazuera Davis,  Art & Program Director , Lannan Foundation

“Simple Complication”

Review by Zane Fischer in the Santa Fe Reporter 02/04/2009


“Koan Boxes: Paintings by Lawrence Fodor”

Review by Susannah Carlisle in THE May 2009

INSTALLATIONLannan_Installation.html

Koan Box Grey/Blue-Violet/Yellow-Ochre Line, 2006-08,

oil, wax, alkyd resin and 12kt gold on wood cigar box, 10.5 x 8.25 inches,

collection Lannan Foundation

Koan Box Grey-Green/Violet, 2006-08,

oil, wax, alkyd resin and 12kt gold on wood cigar box, 10.5 x 8.25 inches,

collection Lannan Foundation

Koan Box Red-Orange/Grey-Green, 2006-08,

oil, wax, alkyd resin and 23kt gold on wood cigar box, 10.5 x 8.25 inches,

collection Lannan Foundation

Koan Box Blue-Green/Warm Grey, 2005-08,

oil, wax, alkyd resin and 12kt gold on wood cigar box, 10.5 x 8.25 inches,

collection Lannan Foundation

Koan Box Red-Violet/Sienna,  2006-08,

oil, wax, alkyd resin and 23kt gold on wood cigar box, 10.5 x 8.25 inches,

collection Lannan Foundation

Koan Box Gold/Blue-Green, 2005-07,

oil, wax, alkyd resin and 23kt gold on wood cigar box, 10.5 x 8.25 inches,

collection Lannan Foundation

Koan Box Green/Violet, 2005-07,

oil, wax, alkyd resin and 23kt gold on wood cigar box, 10.5 x 8.25 inches,

collection Lannan Foundation

Koan Box Red-Orange/Yellow-Green, 2005-07,

oil, wax, alkyd resin and 23kt gold on wood cigar box, 10.5 x 8.25 inches,

collection Lannan Foundation

Koan Box Blue-Violet/Yellow-Orchre, 2005-08,

oil, wax, alkyd resin and 12kt gold on wood cigar box, 10.5 x 8.25 inches,

collection Lannan Foundation

Koan Box Grey/Blue-Violet/Sienna, 2006-08,

oil, wax, alkyd resin and 12kt gold on wood cigar box, 10.5 x 8.25 inches,

collection Patrick Lannan

Koan Box The End of the Moon

oil, wax, alkyd resin and 23kt gold on wood cigar box, 10.5 x 8.25 inches,

collection Lannan Foundation

Koan Box Sienna/Yellow, 2005-08,

oil, wax, alkyd resin and 23kt gold on wood cigar box, 10.5 x 8.25 inches,

collection Lannan Foundation

Koan Box Green/Red-Violet, 2005-08,

oil, wax, alkyd resin and 23kt gold on wood cigar box, 10.5 x 8.25 inches,

collection Lannan Foundation

Link to Koan Boxes installation at Lannan Foundation