GARRY GRANT: Our History Is Our Future

at Lola Shepard | Curatorial Projects + Gallery

Mar. 11, 2024 - Apr. 23, 2022

Online Exhibition
New York City, 10013

Lola Shepard is pleased to announce OUR HISTORY IS OUR FUTURE, an online solo exhibition featuring select works on paper, wood panels, and canvas by New York City-based, abstract artist GARRY GRANT. This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with Lola Shepard. The online exhibition will be viewable to the public at on Friday, March 11, 2022 at 11:00 AM and will run on the website from March 11 – April 23, 2022.

Primarily focusing on small and large handmade paper works, OUR HISTORY IS OUR FUTURE features sixteen works on paper, two works on panel, and a triptych painting, all created by Garry Grant between 2019-2021. Influenced by urban landscapes, the social and political evolution of our culture, and relationships, including the relationship that we have with ourselves, Grant’s work is concept-driven rather than narrative. Following in the footsteps of his artistic influences such as Jack Whitten, Sam Gilliam, Mark Rothko, Norman Lewis, and Al Loving, this exhibition demonstrates the artist’s skill as a colorist and his inventiveness in experimenting with new materials, textures, and methodologies.

For this recent body of work, Grant took his inspiration from a trip he made to Marrakesh and Essaouira, Morocco, in 2015. The two cities’ histories, their ancient Medinas, and their ornate design aesthetics had a profound impact on his art-making. In replicating the geometric motifs and vegetal patterns found throughout the cities’ architecture, the artist turned to the medium of handmade paper as the vehicle of choice to construct the elaborate works of art.

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