Richard Garrison

Richard Garrison received his BS in Studio Art from the College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY in 1993 and an MFA from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY in 1995. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC; Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA; the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Clinton, NY; Rochester Contemporary Art Center, NY; The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ; the International Print Center, New York, NY; the Elmhurst Museum of Art and the Queens Museum of Art, among others. He lives and maintains his studio in Delmar, NY.

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A winter selection of new work from gallery artists.

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Collective Isolation a group exhibition of gallery artists.

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A winter group grouping of four gallery artists: Richard Garrison, Liz Jaff, Noah Loesberg and Duane Zaloudek.

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Studio Visits: August 2019 - February 2020

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A collection of alluring and beautiful small artwork by gallery artists! Each week of November and December we will highlight a different small work from each of our artists! Stay tuned!

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Garrison’s Minimalist compositions expose the beauty in the banal. Through a process of careful scientific-like scrutiny Garrison dissects and restructures the color schemes of common everyday objects, places and experiences. Coupled with Hanne Darboven-like analytical quantification and qualification his studio practice offers us a thoughtful re-examination of objects and experiences ubiquitous to the American experience. This deconstruction of quotidian objects and experience is a personal, non-judgmental, examination of the visual, emotional and conceptual aspects of consumerism.

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In September of 2019 we visited artist Richard Garrison in his Delmar, NY studio to see new work and discuss his working process.

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"As Advertised", Richard Garrison’s fourth exhibition with the gallery, continues his deconstruction and analysis of ubiquitous materials, objects and places from the suburban, most often consumer related, American landscape.

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Making Good Time explores different ways of marking time and features one new painting each by two artists, Richard Garrison and Alexander Oleksyn. Both artists’ work display time as a linear experience, one color or one mark after another and at the same time each painting represents the totality of the time it took to make it. Both paintings record a path…Garrison’s path of life’s mundane errands; a calendar in color of ubiquitous activities and Oleksyn’s the path of his brush guided by intense concentration; an artifact of a meditation.

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Richard Garrison analyzes ubiquitous materials, objects, activities and places from the suburban, often consumer related, American landscape, such as Sunday newspaper sale circulars, parking lot colors, product packaging colors, and architectural colors of locations like Disney World and Wal-mart, Target, Toys-R-Us, and Home Depot, among others. Through a process of careful scientific-like scrutiny Garrison dissects and restructures the color schemes of common everyday objects that are marketed and consumed by his average American family. This deconstruction of quotidian objects and experience is a personal, non-judgmental, examination of the visual, emotional and conceptual aspects of consumerism. While the analytical quantification and qualification of his studio practice offers us a thoughtful re-examination of objects and experiences ubiquitous to the suburban American experience; the resulting Minimalist compositions expose the beauty in the banal. This recontextualization of aspects of consumer culture affords us a new perspective on often overlooked or ignored experiences.

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Richard Garrison analyzes ubiquitous materials and objects from the suburban American landscape, such as Sunday newspaper sale circulars, drive-thru window menu color schemes and product packaging. Through a process of careful scientific-like scrutiny Garrison dissects and restructures the color schemes of common everyday objects and creates Minimalist compositions that expose the beauty in the banal. This deconstruction of quotidian objects and experience is a personal, non-judgmental, examination of the visual, emotional and conceptual aspects of consumerism.

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Richard Garrison analyzes ubiquitous materials and objects from the suburban American landscape, such as Sunday newspaper sale circulars, drive-thru window menu color schemes and product packaging. Through a process of careful scientific-like scrutiny Garrison dissects and restructures the color schemes of common everyday objects and creates Minimalist compositions that expose the beauty in the banal. This deconstruction of quotidian objects and experience is a personal, non-judgmental, examination of the visual, emotional and conceptual aspects of consumerism.

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