Artist Profile

Garry Noland

Visual Artist Fellow (2014)

Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture
Statement of Work

My studio practice is multi-disciplinary. The one constant is an openness to rough patches, glitches or mistakes. The presence of edges or boundaries between mistakes establishes immediate contextual and formal relationships. Those abutments mimic our interaction with art and with each other.
What goes with what? What happens on either side of the line? What’s good and who decides? Sometimes I am the boss of the material but just as often the material, by virtue of a chance arrangement, for example, will tell me what needs to be done.
Art puns and mimes the systems and appearances we experience in both the non-human and human parts of nature. The oft-quoted role of the free press is "to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted". Art's first cousin role, then, is to find the mundane in the grand and the grand in the mundane.

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