Garrett has travelled and studied art across the U.S. most notably at the Art Institute of Chicago, and most influenced by oil and cold wax techniques which she has adapted to acrylic mixed media. Best known as a "reductionist" she builds complicated layers and then "reduces" or refines the surface to create an elegant balance in each painting. As a professional artist of 25 years Garrett is represented by galleries in Santa Barbara, Vail and New York, and has prestigious collectors across the country.
"Gone Girls" by Madeline Garrett, Mixed Media
Regular price $3,200.00
30" x 30"
This mixed media collage on wood panel contains symbols of strong women, a tribute to the girls that are gone and to the girls that are out having adventures, bravely conquering their own destinies. Spray paint and stencil weave across the surface, tying it all together. The wood sides are varnished to a semi-gloss finish, and it does not require framing. The artwork is wired and ready to hang. It is signed by the artist (bottom left), and signature with title and date is on the back.
“Images from my 30-year archive of street photography from NYC, Haight-Ashbury, and Chinatown San Francisco can be found throughout the layers. I am fascinated by the volume of graffiti covering almost any surface – walls, fences, dumpsters, train cars, utility boxes. There is something about the rhythm, the color, and the energy that speak so strongly to me. Hand-painted papers and protests and prayers are woven into these complicated layers to express a new intensity in my work. Sections of these abstract patterns are torn and re-built into something that echoes in my soul.”