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Rich Garr

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I'm a Cleveland-born Brooklyn artist interested in history & people. Here's my generic artist statement:

Arranging and rearranging is what our brains do all day. In my studio I do the same thing using a magnetic board and stacks of refuse. Images, artifacts, and paint are layered with texture and context. Found objects are re-fashioned into art objects using styles of the great modernists. My materials include whatever surrounds me: abstract ideas like feminism or wealth; places where I have lived and the people around me; the reality of gravity and the desire for weightlessness; and tangible things like clothing and wood. They are universal feelings wrapped in reference and labeled as art.

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