SERGIO GARCIA

United States

Ashes To Ashes We All Fall
Project Room
September 9th – September 30th 2017

This September we welcome Sergio Garcia back to the gallery for an exhibit featuring new work that as always, sets the bar even higher than before. Because the majority of his work is 3D you would be safe to assume his focus is sculpting but it’s important to note his painting abilities throughout these new works.

Setting it off is a trio of gigantic ashtrays with joints and roaches that look so real you want to grab one and start smoking. Two of the ashtrays feature the iconic “High Times” logo with the third piece being a collaboration featuring a painting from GZ1 of his infamous Bartfield character. Sergio puts lots of detail and craftsmanship into these, his ability to sculpt and paint a wide variety of textures and medias allows for the organic and synthetic materials to flawlessly coexist.

Next, being shown for the first time is two new works that bring iconic music album covers to life in 3D. Depending on your age, album cover art has played a significant and lasting role in your music memories. “I Remember My First License” is a recreation of the infamous David Gamboli designed Beastie Boys “License To Ill” album art of a wrecked airplane. “Seeing Red” is a recreation of the Minor Threat album art from Dischord Records featuring a man hunched over on a stoop. In both works Sergio provokes our interest and nostalgia by creating a new visual context that adds even more emotion to all time classics.

Included in the show you will also find one of Sergio’s instantly recognizable sets of arms protruding from the wall frozen mid motion while rolling a blunt. This piece is another great example of Sergio’s sculpting and painting abilities coming together to create an insanely realistic effect.

Lastly, a new piece from a recent series featuring used cigarette butts. “Ashes To Ashes We All Fall Down” is two feet long and was made with a combination of foam and mixed media.

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Everybody Wants Somewhere
Project Room
September 12th – October 10th 2015

We, as humans, are naturally drawn to the unorthodox. I have always enjoyed the use of the unconventional as a base for my artwork. I enjoy creating art that people can relate to and that stimulates the creative subconscious. Not only to create an emotional relationship between art and viewer, but to conjure up questions of how and why. It is this desire to create a connection with the viewer that fuels my creativity.
My passion is creating a perfect balance of light and shadow. Light is the core of my artwork. Without light there is no art. Without art there is no life. Amen, brother.

Any general insight into your process creating the work for this exhibit you want to share?
I’m working on a few new concepts. I really like the works to flow. I’m hoping people can see some what of a connection in the works of ” everybody wants somewhere”

What is more important – Content or technique?
A balance of both is important to me without getting too wrapped up on either.
I sound like I’m doing the safe answer but it’s so true.

How many hours do your pieces generally take to complete?
It normally takes a few weeks give or take. Each piece is a little different.
If I’ve done something similar before I can do it a lot faster.

What are some of the responses you hear in regards to your work?
I’ve heard a lot. The responses I like the most are from people who need to go out of there way to tell me how much they like the piece. I’ve had rappers tell me they really felt it. To like a plumber or beauty salon worker. I like it when people connect. I really enjoy it when people smile.

Describe your work environment – Music you listen to, things you drink/smoke, time of day etc
I have 2 studios one is more of an automotive custom paint shop that I own.
The other is just a small warehouse area. Both of them are pretty grimey. I listen to a lot of music Fugazi, Jawbox, Radiohead, Outkast mostly pandora.

What is currently influencing you that might surprise people?
I’m always influenced by what’s going on around me but not what’s just popular for the week type of deal. I try to have a slight sense of humor with my work.

You work with a variety of materials and media, do you prefer one over the other?
I like skipping around welding, casting, sanding, painting and glass blowing. It helps me not get in a rut. I feel trapped if I get too repetitive and I stop enjoying it.

If you could choose only one, would you rather be thought of as a great artist or a nice person?

Great artist. I can’t control what people think of me. I like to think I’m a nice person.
I think Bob Ross won both of those categories.


“HIGH TIMES”
Media: Resin, wood and automotive paint
Size: 12 Inch Diameter
Year: 2017
Price: $1500
Availability: SOLD

“RED ASHTRAY”
Media: Resin, wood and automotive paint
Size: 12 Inch Diameter
Year: 2017
Price: $1200
Availability: Inquire

“WEED IS TITE” – COLLABORATION WITH GZ1
Media: Resin, acrylic, wood and automotive paint
Size: 12 Inch Diameter
Year: 2017
Price: $1500
Availability: SOLD

“I DON’T MEAN TO BE BLUNT”
Media: Resin, acrylic and mixed media
Size: 10 x 13 Inches
Year: 2017
Price: $2500
Availability: Inquire

“ASHES TO ASHES WE ALL FALL DOWN”
Media: Resin, acrylic, wood and automotive paint
Size: 23 x 3.5 Inches
Year: 2017
Price: $600
Availability: Inquire

“SEEING RED”
Media: Mixed media inside of acrylic box
Size: 8 x 8 x 8 Inches
Edition: 1 of 4 – Red is sold, additional colors available
Year: 2017
Price: $1500 – Portion of proceeds got to Hurricane Harvey Relief
Availability: Inquire

“I REMEMBER MY FIRST LICENSE”
Media: Mixed media inside of acrylic box
Size: 10 x 4 x 4 – Hangs on wall or sits of a shelf
Edition: 1 of 4
Year: 2017
Price: $1500
Availability: Inquire

IT’S NOT ALWAYS EASY TO TELL WHAT’S REAL AND WHAT’S FABRICATED
Media: Plastic, metal, mixed media and automotive paint
Size: 5 x 5 Inches
Year: 2015
Price: $1200
Availability: Inquire

IT’S KNOT A BIKE
Media: Plastic, metal, mixed media and automotive paint
Size: 3.5 x 3 Inches
Year: 2015
Price: $1200
Availability: Inquire

AT ALL COSTS
Media: Metal, clay, automotive paint, pencil sharpener and book prop
Size: 8.5 x 5.5 x 9 Inches
Year: 2015
Price: $1250
Availability: SOLD

IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS
Media: Plastic and automotive paint
Size: 5 x 5.5 x 3 Inches
Year: 2015
Price: $1000
Availability: SOLD