Garry Grant is an artist based in New York City who combines drips and pours of vibrant, clashing hues that render a series of riveting visual intensities across an array of dark, matte surfaces. Grant recently turned to abstraction to capture the sensation of local but diverse urban dispositions while paying homage to his hometown of Detroit, Michigan.
One Early Morning, The Minority Will Become The Majority (2012) portrays a combustion of red, orange and yellow that moves from the painting’s edge toward the center. Life Is A 3-Ring Circus (2012) features red and blue dots over three panels that merge and flow throughout the background while red, green, blue and black lines appear along the edge of the painting, as if frozen in motion while leaning into the center. Similar interactions of color appear inWhen Society Sees the Final Rainbow (2012) that consists of a green, yellow and red speckled background, a suspension of space. A white line reverberates horizontally across a red and blue background in The Detroit Industrial Complex Series III. (2012) This piece suggests a windswept atmosphere and also reflects the artist’s memory of Detroit, Motown music, and the influence of jazz that characterizes urban environments.
Since 2003 Garry Grant has exhibited in galleries throughout Atlanta, Georgia and New York City. In 2005 he received an Award of Recognition from the World Trade Center Memorial Competition. Grant was a featured artist in the Chashama Film & Art Festival that took place in November 2011. In July 2012 the artist was a finalist for the Self Competition hosted by Artists Wanted. Garry Grant’s Solo Exhibition opened on October 25, 2012 at The Sol Studio and ran through November 18, 2012.