Visiting Artist, David Provan : Barely Not Impossible

Garrison Art Center

Sep. 23, 2024 - Nov. 5, 2023

23 Garrison's Landing
Garrison, 10524
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Visiting Artist, David Provan | Barely Not Impossible

Exhibition Dates: September 23 – November 5, 2023

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 23, 2023, 5 – 7 pm

Artist Talk: Saturday, October 7, 2023, 3 – 4 pm

Family Workshop: Saturday, October 21, 11 am – 1 pm

Adult Workshop: Saturday, October 28, 11 am – 1 pm

Garrison Art Center (GAC) is pleased to announce Barely Not Impossible, an exhibition of sculptures and paintings by Visiting Artist, David Provan. This is the artist’s first solo show at Garrison Art Center.

“I’ve come to understand that we inhabit a universe that extends far beyond the grasp of our five senses,” said Provan. He continues, “These extremes evade us because they are, for the most part, too tiny, too huge, or too glacially slow for us to grasp. Through my studies and ultimately through my art, I’ve tried to construct objects that model and resonate with that world that lies just beyond our understanding.” While living in Japan, India, and Nepal, David Provan became interested in the concepts of Maya (illusion) and Yab-yum (the union of opposites). These ideas form the core of much of his artwork. He later studied painting and architecture at Yale and the Royal College of Art in London. His work has been shown in galleries and museums in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, and Korea. He has completed several public art projects, including a permanent sculpture installation for the Herald Square subway station in New York City in 1996.

On Saturday, October 7, from 3-4 p.m, Meg Hitchcock will lead an artist talk with David Provan that will be free and open to the public. On October 21, David will run a free family workshop, and on October 28, a free adult workshop, where he will demonstrate how he creates his cardboard sculptures (maquettes), and each participant will have the opportunity to create a maquette of their own.​

This project is made possible, in part, through the Putnam Arts Council’s Arts Link Grant Program with public funds provided from Putnam County.

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