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Richard Garrison
updated: 01/31/2011
website: www.richgarrison.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Product Packaging(11/08-10/09)
Product Packaging (detail)
Product Packaging (Split Rectangles)
Product Packaging (Black)
Circular Color Scheme (Target)
Circular Color Scheme (Walmart)
Circular Color Scheme (Ultimate Electronics)
Circular Color Scheme (Dick's Sporting Goods)
Circular Color Scheme (Rite-Aid)
Circular Color Scheme (Target)
Circular Color Scheme (Office Max)
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  diagrammatic, information, abstract, conceptual, mapping, consumer culture, architecture, landscape, site-specific, systems
 
 
Product Packaging(11/08-10/09) by Richard Garrison
Product Packaging(11/08-10/09)
collage and graphite on paper
2008-09
41 " x  31 " 
Product Packaging (detail) by Richard Garrison
Product Packaging (detail)
collage and graphite on paper
2008-09
40 " x  30 " 
Product Packaging (Split Rectangles) by Richard Garrison
Product Packaging (Split Rectangles)
collage and graphite on paper
2010
38 " x  24 " 
Product Packaging (Black) by Richard Garrison
Product Packaging (Black)
collage and graphite on paper
2010
40 " x  30 " 
Circular Color Scheme (Target) by Richard Garrison
Circular Color Scheme (Target)
watercolor and graphite on paper
2010
10 " x  10 " 
Circular Color Scheme (Walmart) by Richard Garrison
Circular Color Scheme (Walmart)
watercolor and graphite on paper
2010
10 " x  10 " 
Circular Color Scheme (Ultimate Electronics) by Richard Garrison
Circular Color Scheme (Ultimate Electronics)
watercolor and graphite on paper
2010
10 " x  10 " 
Circular Color Scheme (Dick's Sporting Goods) by Richard Garrison
Circular Color Scheme (Dick's Sporting Goods)
watercolor and graphite on paper
2010
11 " x  11 " 
Circular Color Scheme (Rite-Aid) by Richard Garrison
Circular Color Scheme (Rite-Aid)
watercolor and graphite on paper
2010
30 " x  22 " 
Circular Color Scheme (Target) by Richard Garrison
Circular Color Scheme (Target)
watercolor and graphite on paper
2010
30 " x  22 " 
Circular Color Scheme (Office Max) by Richard Garrison
Circular Color Scheme (Office Max)
watercolor and graphite on paper
2010
30 " x  22 " 

Artist Statement
 My work involves collective, systematic processes that reflect personal observations and interactions with elements of suburbia.  I create abstractions of the familiar, such as supermarkets, housing developments, parking lots, and fast food restaurants.  Sites are interpreted with various surveying methods including color matching, architectural measuring, photography, process drawing and Global Positioning System (GPS) mapping.  The collected data is structured to reflect personal and sometimes absurd perceptions of my environment.  Materials and processes for each project are specifically selected to communicate visual, conceptual, and emotional aspects of the subject.  Surrounded by consumerism, I have developed a critical yet tolerant perspective of the American “big box” landscape.  This sense of ambiguity is the core of my work, centered around objective yet intimate encounters with banality.

 

Artist Bio / CV
Selected Exhibitions

2007

between to and from
Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

The Map Show
Spencertown Academy, Spencertown, NY

Perimeters (solo exhibition)
The Chocolate Factory, Long Island City, NY

2006

Daily Encounters (solo exhibition)
Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY

I Can't Quite Place It...
Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

No Money Down
Gallery Aferro, Newark , NJ 

Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood
Chesterwood Estate & Museum, W. Stockbridge, MA

Out of Place (solo exhibition)
McDaniel College, Westminster, MD

The Space Between Us
University at Albany Art Museum, NY

2005

Structuring Perception
NURTUREart Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

New Turf
Fleming Museum, Burlington, VT

Topographic
Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH

This is Not an Archive
The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

2004

Circling Limits (solo exhibition)
I Space, Chicago, IL

2003

Day Job
The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY

2002

Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood
Chesterwood Estate and Museum, Stockbridge, MA

Out of the Void
Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, VA

2001

Open and Shut
Massachussetts Museum of Contemporary Art Kidspace, North Adams, MA

2000

Installations in the Nott
Union College, Schenectady, NY

1999

Forms of Desire
Rensselaer County Council of the Arts, Troy, NY

1997

Blueprints (solo exhibition)
Hudson Valley Community College, Troy NY