Influenced at an early age by the drawings of my father and oldest brother, Garry F. Grant knew that he wanted to become an artist. He was always fascinated by century old techniques and traditions of Gold Leaf and its beauty when applied to various frame and glass projects. The materials that he uses are just as diverse as his influences. They include gesso, clay, gold, copper and various other metallic leafs. These, along with layers of acrylic paint, varnishes and shellacs combine to create attractive and fascinating abstract works of art.
His triptych in the Festival is called Generation X. He feels that Generation X is the history of the human race. With each generation, you pass on what you know. We express sadness and anger. We express what’s wrong with the environment. For Garry, when things come to a boiling point, it’s important to take it to a place where systems can change.
“Every time, I think about NY I see part of myself through the strength and the chaos. Artists cause strength to speak to our moment and bring out the creativity without necessary distraction,” Garry said.
Garry’s visual art will be exhibited at chashama on 217 E. 42nd Street until Sunday, November 13th.