Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Blamm! Garry Noland

See Garry Noland's Focus artist video here

The Concept/OK:Art in Oklahoma exhibition welcomes the public until February 16 at the new Tulsa Arts and Humanities Council’s Hardesty Arts Center. Through a partnership with the Charlotte Street Foundation, the Focus artists will also present their work at the La Esquina gallery in Kansas City in March 2013. The Focus OK-KC component includes four Oklahoma artists and five Kansas City, MO artists developing new work for the exhibitions in both Tulsa and Kansas City. Read more in this Art Focus Oklahoma magazine article about the Focus artists. 

Garry Noland, Kansas City, MO
Garry Noland, Blamm!, Tape, floor debris on tape,
10" x 7" 2012, Photo by Bryan Brock
Project Statement: 
I mark time and make things by building up layers of material. It has been a fundamental occupation of mine for as long as I can remember. I think of my grandmothers’ rag rugs and quilts made from scraps of old cloth. They wouldn’t have called themselves artists but they did what artists do:  transforming material and experience into new identity and function.

I am finding out what the correct level of finish is in each work, the whole body of work and what goes with what.

Garry Noland, originally from South Dakota, has lived in the Kansas City area over 50 years. His 2013 group and solo exhibits include Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE), Indianapolis Art Center, ROYGBIV (Columbus, OH), Weekend Space (Los Angeles, CA) and The Studios Inc. (Kansas City, MO). Recently his work has appeared in New American Paintings (#101) and PatternBase. Noland is currently an artist-in-residence at The Studios Inc. in Kansas City. He earned a B.A. in History of Art from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

See for more information. 

1 comment:

sarah makes pictures said...

Gary's work was among my very favorites at the Concept/OK exhibit. In principle, his approach is simple, but in execution, he delivers remarkable depth and complexity to his compositions. Thanks for sharing these artist videos - I always enjoy them.