Dave Laro (b. White River Junction, VT 1971) is a contemporary assemblage artist based in his native Vermont. His work is an amalgam of Americana and pop culture improbably brought together at the hands of a skilled craftsman and story teller.
Laro often uses decades old tabloid scandal sheets, comic book pages and other printed memorabilia as a backdrop to colorful icons of the past, effecting a decidedly retro look. The result of juxtaposing divergent materials in jarring ways is a body of work ripe for interpretation.
Laro’s pop constructions have been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout New England and Philadelphia, and are included in private collections across the country and abroad. His work has appeared in Provincetown Magazine, Vermont Standard and on the cover of Panorama Magazine.
Laro studied at Norwich University in Vermont, and refined his skills as an apprentice to master woodworker and designer Charles Shackleton, Bridgewater, VT.