September 2 - September 27, 2015
First Friday: September 4, 5 - 9 pm
Artist Reception: Sunday, September 13, 1 - 4 pm
Garrity's poetic figurative paintings utilize a broad vocabulary of painterly means in the pursuit of visual drama. The surfaces of the works range from light washes, direct drawing, scumbles and layerings to heavy impastos of the mostly saturated color palette. Garrity draws on various methods of construction, to bring the works to fruition: direct perception, memory, invention and combinations of these. The paintings, some as large as eight by ten feet, depict figures and objects life size at the picture plane so one feels they can be entered and engaged directly. They are autobiographical of interests over a long period of time.
The artist will present a walk through gallery talk on Sunday, September 20th beginning at 2pm.