Richard Garrison – Robert Henry Contemporary, Brooklyn

 
Robert Henry Contemporary

56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206, USA

+1 718 473 0819

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Richard Garrison

Born 1971, Albany, New York, USA


My work involves systematic processes that reflect a critical yet tolerant perspective of familiar elements within the suburban American landscape. Materials from consumer culture are analyzed and restructured to create personal, and often absurd, abstractions that examine visual, conceptual, and emotional aspects of consumerism.


Integrating imagery, color, and scale with conceptual intent, these abstractions transform the elements of design associated with advertisements, drive-thru menus, product packaging, parking lots and big box stores. Evoking a sense of ambiguity among the familiar, my work offers an objective yet intimate encounter with banality.


Richard Garrison, Circular Color Scheme: Walmart, October 2-8, 2011, Pages 1-4. "Aim For Your Best Hunting Season Yet.", 2013, watercolor, gouache and graphite on paper, 36 x 36 inches
Richard Garrison, Circular Color Scheme: Walmart, October 2-8, 2011, Pages 1-4. "Aim For Your Best Hunting Season Yet." (detail), 2013, watercolor, gouache and graphite on paper, 36 x 36 inches
Richard Garrison, Circular Color Scheme: JC Penny, August 31 - September 8, 2012, Pages 1-16, “Your Home For Top Brands & Low Prices. Labor Day and Every Day", 2012, watercolor, gouache and graphite on paper, 25 x 25 inches
Richard Garrison, Weekly Ad Color Scheme, CVS/Pharmacy, June 1-7, 2008 Pages 2-3, 2008, gouache, watercolor and graphite on paper, 23 x 14.5 inches
Richard Garrison, Product Packaging (Garrison Household, 12/08 - 3/09), 2008-09