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Gary Aagaard

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20160106204759-realthugs
The Real Thugs, 2015 Oil 24"w X 18"h © 2015
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March of the Lunartic, 2012 Oil 24"h X 18"w © 2012
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The Dulling, 2014 Oil 24"h X 20"w © 2014
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White Lie, 2015 Oil 20"h X 16"w © 2015
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"Nobody Builds Walls Better Than Me", 2015 Oil 30"h X 15"w © 2015
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Cruz Control, 2014 Oil 20" X 20" © 2014
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Temptation: Blinded by Delight Oil on Canvas 33"h X 23"w © 2008
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She's a Concept, More or Less, 2012 Oil on Canvas 36"h X 24"w © 2012
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Spin Cycle, 2013 Oil on Canvas 24"h X 18"w © 2013
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Prophet for Profit, 2006 Oil on Canvas 33"h X 18"w © 2006
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Sambuca & Cigarettes (after Degas), 2016 Oi on Canvas 24"h X 20"w © 2016
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God According to Voltaire, 2005 Giclee (run of 30) 40"h X 30"w © 2005
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Grange Gangsta Gothic, 2002 Giclee (run of 30) 26"h X 22"w © 2002
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Eve's 1st Day, 2013 Oil on Canvas 24"h X 20"w © 2013
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Alien Art: The 2nd Wave, 2013 Oil on Canvas 36"w X 18"h © 2013
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C'est Tucson (after Magritte), 2011 Oil on Canvas 28"h X 22"w X 1.5"d © 2011
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Suicide Blond, 2006 Giclee (run of 30) 32"h X 22"w © 2006
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Tea for the Yellerphant, 2011 Oil on Canvas 24"h X 20"w © 2011
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Chickenhawk: Pluck Dick, 2014 Oil on Canvas 16"h X 12"w © 2014
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Giant On Holiday, 2004 Oil on Canvas 48"h X 36"w © 2004
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Can You Hear Me Now?, 2009 Giclee (run of 39AP) 36"h X 24"w © Gary Aagaard
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2016 Race Odyssey, 2016 Oil 23"h X 19"w © Gary Aagaard
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Trumpcula: Old Habits Die Hard, 2016 Oil on Canvas © Gary Aagaard, 2016
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Seattle WA
Lives in
Tucson AZ
Works in
Tucson AZ
Tags
painting, figurative, conceptual, pop, realism, surrealism, Illustration
Current Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2016
Sacred & Profane | National Juried Show
Arc Gallery | San Francisco
Sep, 2016
Social Justice: It Happens to One, It Happens to All
St. Mary's College Museum of Art
Statement

Artist Statement : My work is the product of my environment over the last three decades. Generally, I've had a positive experience yet tend to be irked by frequent political and religious hypocrisy, general apathy (relating to war, the environment, fact-challenged pundits, etc.) and dogma of any stripe that leads to social and spiritual tunnel vision. These themes are prevalent in many of my paintings although are often explored using satire and humor as opposed to a sledge hammer (granted, I do use that on occasion, too).

Quick Bio : My conceptual cover and interior illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including The Village Voice, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Golf Digest, Newsday, Philadelphia Weekly, Barron’s, Oxford American, Business Week, Bloomberg, National Lampoon, Seattle Weekly and Discover Magazine. Also, I've created book illustrations for Reader's Digest Books, Houghton Mifflin, St. Martin's Press, Harcourt Brace and “Emily and the Ostriches” (Rizzoli Publ.), a children's book collaboration with Dan Bernstein. In 2015, six of my paintings were published in “50 Masters of Realistic Imagery”.

Awards & Exhibits : My work has received recognition from American Illustration, 3x3 Magazine, the Society of Illustrators (NYC), the Society of Publication Designers, Print, the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles and Applied Arts. My paintings have been displayed in the Museum of American Illustration (NYC), Gallery-Henoch (NYC), the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum (Washington D.C.), Gallery 110 (Seattle…. “1st Place Juror’s Award”), The Studio Door (San Diego…. “Best of Show”), Phoenix Gallery (NYC), Verum Ultimum (Portland), Ward-Nasse Gallery (NYC), POP Gallery (Santa Fe), Gallery 114 (Portland OR), Contreras Gallery (Tucson), Tubac Center of the Arts and was part of the Museum of American Illustration 2000-2001 Traveling Exhibition (40 selected works).