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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