September 21st – October 12th, 2018: Sid Garrison – Backstory

Sid Garrison: Backstory

September 21st– October 12th, 2018

We hope you will join us on Third Friday, September 21st, as we present Backstory, a solo exhibition of abstract colored pencil drawings by Sid Garrison. These works, spanning the years 2008 to 2011, offer an introduction to Garrison’s visual language.

From the artist’s statement:

Committed to abstraction, I work exclusively in colored pencil on paper, teasing out atmospheres and memory fragments from daily life as I draw. The measure I set for myself is to make each drawing unique, both in palette and complexity. My technique includes small, repetitive lines that build up to form complex planes of color. The resulting bodies of work function like a collection of short stories … linked by compositional decisions that may result in quiet with open spaces, or bursting with stippling or a tangle of contours. I “free” images by emphasizing more lyrical and personal content, and by what I hope is a unique approach to color and form.


Sid Garrison works as an artist in Kansas City, Missouri, after having established his drawing career in San Francisco from 1988 – 2014. Garrison’s work has been shown in Australia, Canada and Japan. He has been represented by Limn Gallery (San Francisco, 2004-2009) and Danese (New York, 2010 to present), and shown by galleries across the U.S., including the Knoedler & Co. Project Space (New York), Gallery Joe (Philadelphia) and Sherry Frumkin Gallery (Santa Monica). In addition to private collections, The Arkansas Arts Center, The Philbrook Museum of Art, The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation and The Wichita Art Museum have Garrison’s work in their collections.

Artist’s reception:
Friday, September 21st, from 6 to 9 pm

Closing reception:
Friday, October 12th, from 5 to 8 pm

Show runs through:
Friday, October 12th

Open Hours:
Fridays 12-6 pm, Saturdays 12-4 pm, and by appointment

Click here to see the review by John C. Tibbetts for KC Studio



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