GA Gardner was at the Gullah Festival in Beaufort, South Carolina, and had a great time. One of the things he noticed and was thoroughly fascinated with—was the basket weaving tradition of these African descendants, and he was inspired to incorporate a style of weaving in pieces in his PPS series.
“So I’m trying to experiment with my ability to weave paper and information,” he says.
In addition to incorporating this style, he is also working with smaller, three-dimensional canvas surfaces.
When I saw these new pieces by GA Gardner, I thought they were the coolest things! Bigger can be nice, but it isn’t always better. Sometimes great things come in compact sizes. And that’s what GA Gardner is delving into these days—small, more cube-like surfaces.
He says he’s realizing that smaller can be better, and he is enjoying working with a smaller canvass size which is out of the norm from the larger surfaces he works with most of the time. “Also, it gave me a lot more opportunity to experiment,” he says.
“It’s like working on a small drawing. When you’re doing a small drawing, you can really be more detailed with it because it is a small drawing and so you can put everything into it, because it wouldn’t take all year to get it done.”
Hey folks! More wonderful news from the GArtsphere! GA Gardner has work on display in Kingston, Jamaica as part of the US State Department’s Art in Embassies Program! See what’s on display at the US Department of State website.
Go to GAgadner.com to see a full list of GA Gardner’s exhibitions, both past and present!
GA Gardner seems to be everywhere these days–if not in person, extensions of his being are traipsing the globe–in the form of the artwork birthed from his innovative creativity! If you’re having trouble keeping up with all of his locations, have no fear! The GA Gardner exhibition list is here! You’ll find the current list at his website when you click exhibitions.
Get ready for another great show! Works with Paper, a group show at Washington DC’s Morton Fine Art Gallery. Save the date, because this exhibit opens on Friday Sept 14, 6-8 p.m. I’ve had an opportunity to peek at GA Gardner’s latest works in the PPS series, and they’re pretty awesome! He’ll explain the inspiration behind a few of them in an upcoming series of video shorts!
Great news–our favorite artist, GA Gardner, will be one of the featured artists in this exhibit! There will also be another opportunity to mingle and greet fellow art lovers and connoisseurs at the opening reception, August 12, 2012.
This exhibit will give you a glimpse into the mind of GA Gardner, as well as other artists from the area. Meander their minds through their creations, and learn how they capture the essence of a person through their materials of choice.
Likeness | Interpretations of Portraiture opens August 9 and runs through September 23, 2012 at the Athenaeum in Alexandria. The free artist’s reception is Sunday, August 12, 2012 from 4-6 p.m.
201 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
The Athenaeum Gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 12-4 p.m., and Sunday afternoons from 1-4. The gallery is closed on holidays.
GA Gardner and I met earlier this month to talk about a few of his upcoming projects. The summer has promising events coming down the pike, some in town—others outside the Washington D.C. area—more about those events in the near future!
“Mud People” is one the pieces from GA Gardner’s new media series that will be on display at the Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. June 18-July 15, 2012.
Here’s the latest: There’s an art exhibit featuring some of GA Gardner’s works, and it’s been open for almost one week now, and will continue until July 15 at the Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Feel free to drop by the embassy, which is in the Dupont Circle area. See some of GA Gardner’s new media creations, along with pieces from about four other artists who are also from Trinidad and Tobago. Access the exhibit during the embassy’s opening hours.
Event: Art Exhibit Date: June 18-July 15, 2012 Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Place: Embassy of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
1708 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20036