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Garry Noland
updated: 02/09/2014
website: garrynolandart.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Failed Monuments
Drape
Failed Monuments
Parade
Failed Axle
Ticket
Pump Jack (Cravatte)
Sash
Pump Jack (Sash)
Pump Jack (Scatter)
Test Pattern
Test Pattern
Test Pattern
The Enormous Radio
Hopper!
 
Portfolio Keywords:  geometric, pattern, conceptual, abstract, mapping, process
 
 
Failed Monuments by Garry Noland
Failed Monuments
Tape on polystyrene
2014
Dimensions variable
Drape by Garry Noland
Drape
Tape, floor debris, contact paper on tape
2012
100" x  55" 
Failed Monuments by Garry Noland
Failed Monuments
Tape on polystyrene
2013
Dimensions variable
Parade by Garry Noland
Parade
Tape, graphite, floor debris on tape
2012
58" x  148" 
Failed Axle by Garry Noland
Failed Axle
Bubble Wrap, pvc, marbles
2013
40" x  77"  x 60" 
Ticket by Garry Noland
Ticket
Tape, floor debris on tape
2012
103" x  98"  x 2" 
Pump Jack (Cravatte) by Garry Noland
Pump Jack (Cravatte)
Foam, pvc, marbles
2013
60" x  19"  x 098" 
Sash by Garry Noland
Sash
Tape, monoprint,collage on tape
2013
98" x  65" 
Pump Jack (Sash) by Garry Noland
Pump Jack (Sash)
Foam, pvc, marbles
2013
57" x  21"  x 91" 
Pump Jack (Scatter) by Garry Noland
Pump Jack (Scatter)
Foam, pvc, marbles
2013
50" x  24"  x 68" 
Test Pattern by Garry Noland
Test Pattern
Metal Tape on Wood
2013
28" x  9"  x 4" 
Test Pattern  by Garry Noland
Test Pattern
Metal Tape on Wood
2013
19" x  20"  x 4.5" 
Test Pattern by Garry Noland
Test Pattern
Metal Tape on Wood
2013
14" x  19"  x 5.5" 
The Enormous Radio by Garry Noland
The Enormous Radio
Collage, floor debris, tape on tape
2012
14" x  10" 
Hopper! by Garry Noland
Hopper!
Collage, floor debris, tape on tape
2012
14" x  9" 

Artist Statement

 Art is a primary problem-solving, communicative tactic. Each of us as artists and audience members has a responsibility to solve individual problems in the studio and tackle societal problems outside the studio. People are accumulations of genetic information.  Layers and stacks of information and experience shape us. We are unique collages of nature and nurture. 

All of this work is made from accumulated, stacked, layered and collaged forms. As pieces are compared to each other or as comparisons are made within each piece one sees various levels of finish. 

I am very interested in conversations about what is a correct level of finish in each work and the body of work as a whole. Levels of finish suggest either an adherence to what other people think should happen or what I think should happen. It boils down to these questions:  What is Better? Who’s It Better To? and Who Are You to Decide?

 

 I am using adhesive tapes, tape on paper, other tape. I build up layers and stacks of material. It has been a fundamental occupation of mine for as long as I can remember. I am re-inventing new forms that descend from dry-stone walls and baseball card towers I built as a kid in our rural home.  Finally I think of my grandmothers’ rag rugs and quilts fashioned from scraps of old cloth. They wouldn’t have called themselves artists but they did what artists do:  transforming material and experience into new identities.

 

Garry Noland

September 2, 2011

 

 

*one might as well include numerically minority populations that control the means of production, saving, spending, loaning and investing.

 

**this is true, of course for smaller breakdowns, i.e. male/female, gay/straight for example. ­

 

 

Artist Bio / CV

Bachelor of Arts, History of Art, University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Selected Exhibitions:

The Center is a Moving Target.  Kemper Museum of Contemporary,   Art-Crossroads, Kansas City, MO. Curated by Erin Dzeidzic. April 4 –  1 Aug. 2014. Group Show                          

Made and Connected. Zarrow Gallery, University of Tulsa. Tulsa, OK.     25 April – 1 June. Solo.                       

The Tyranny of  Good  Taste.  La Esquina Gallery, Kansas City, MO                                                                (7 Feb – 30 March) and Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College, Chicago, IL (14 Nov 2013 thru 25 January, 2014); Group show. Curated by Danny Orendorff

Noland Squared. Beverly, St. Louis, MO. 7 June thru 5 July. Two-artist show with Peggy Noland. Curated by Jessica Baran.

 ConceptOK-KC. Curated by LIza Statton. Hardesty Art Center, Tulsa, OK and La Esquina, Kansas City, MO. 12/2012 thru 4/20/2013.

Curatorial Studies. Curated by Ayla Rexroth. Subterranean Gallery. Kansas City, MO. 11/2012.

ROYGBIV. Columbus, OH. Group show with Jackie Brown and Kathleen Thum. 8/2013.

Complete resume available upon request.