Garrett’s new sculpture takes his unique mixed media vocabulary to a new extreme, exploring forms that explode from a center point and hang freely from the ceiling. Garrett refers to these dynamic new pieces as “Chain Columns”. This will be his third solo show at Chiaroscuro.
Using discarded, recycled, non-precious materials, John Garrett‘s new sculptures transform and elevate his materials into a new realm. This dynamic body of work consists of large-scale pieces hanging straight down from the ceiling. Garrett calls them “Chain Columns”. His Chain Columns employ hundreds of densely hung individual elements, such as keys, bead strings, or razor blades, looped together one on top of the other.
Based in Albuquerque for many years, this is John Garrett’s third solo show at Chiaroscuro. Over the past 30 years, Garrett has earned a national reputation and been awarded two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, one in 1983 and another in 1995. In 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the American Craft Council College in recognition of his outstanding artistic achievement and leadership in the field.