October 20 - November 25, 2023
From the artist:
“Longtime Texas artist and curator Randall Garrett has lived in Oaxaca for the last year and a half, after five years in Mexico City. His attraction to that particular region of Mexico came through the similarities it possesses to his upbringing in the deep south of the U.S. Oaxaca is a rugged land, its pueblos scattered amongst the verdant valleys, high sierras (mountain ranges), and barrancas (steep canyons). The people are mostly rural and traditional in their lifestyles, in one of the most highly indigenous regions of Mexico.
Garrett works in a studio down an alleyway in the foothills of the mountains on the edge of Oaxaca City. His neighbors raise goats, sheep, and occasional cattle which graze there on the side of the road. There are milpas (cornfields) which rise up on almost every vacant lot, among the huts and shacks made of concrete blocks, adobe, and tin.
His most recent body of work produced there, is characterized by complex and layered textures, with images reminiscent of the layering of the surfaces, both of nature and the human environment. These abstract pieces are covered with a veneer of spackled paint, producing an effect which feels both rugged and organic.
For more information, contact:
Jesse Meraz / The Basement Lounge 817-615-9278
or Randall Garrett 469-551-3967″
Reception: October 20, 2023 | 6–9 pm
6323 Camp Bowie Boulevard Suite 125B
Fort Worth, 76116 TexasGet directions