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From Beginning to End: Ron Garrigues
A Retrospective of the Last Quarter Century
February 25 - March 31, 2012
Ron Garrigues Retrospective 2012
33 Clayboard Etchings - The Big Bang Series
33 Sumi Ink on Silk Paintings- Next One Billion Humans 2025 AD Series
33 Cast Bronze Sculptures- Man and Beast Series

CATALOG

50 years after his groundbreaking solo exhibit at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, Ron Garrigues honors Varnish Fine Art with a retrospective spanning the last quarter century of creative endeavor.

Varnish Fine Art presents a retrospective solo exhibition of the past 33 years of artwork by Ron Garrigues. “From Beginning to End” features 33 bronze sculptures (Man and Beast Series), 33 etchings on clayboard (the Big Bang Series) and 33 sumi ink paintings mounted on silk (the Next One Billion Humans 2025 AD Series). Ron Garrigues resonates with the concerns of 21st Century Mankind, using his art as a vehicle to bear witness to the beginning (the Big Bang) and as a foretelling of a possible end for Man and Nature.

Ron Garrigues first gained critical acclaim in the art world with his 1961 solo exhibit of sculpture at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. Referencing sculptural skills gained under the tutelage of Richard Whalen, Peter Voulkos and Harold Paris and influenced by the poetics of late 1950’s Beat culture in North Beach, Garrigues explored what he describes as “the lyric purity of form and line.”

He trekked around the world, exploring rainforests, climbing the Andes, Himalayas, Alps and the Sierra Nevada, all the while recording the impact of “Man” on “Nature.” His observations on extinction, overpopulation and greed in the new millenium form the basis of his art while retaining a commitment to the beauty of form. Sublime tension, particularly in Garrigues’ series of bronze skulls, engages the viewer on a visceral level, driving his message home.

Since 2007, Garrigues has turned his attention to the second dimension, using clayboard and traditional sumi ink materials to address concerns about the number of humans occupying the planet Earth and the sustainability, or lack thereof, of this unmitigated population explosion.

“Beauty works for Garrigues… It serves him, and serves his message, and he has got something very serious to say. We can only hope that he is heard.” – Thomas Berry (1914-2009)


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Man and Beast Series

formatting Nuclear War Head
Nuclear War Head
1995
1/5, Edition of 5
14 x 10 x 13 inches
 
formatting Aeronautic-Age Man
Aeronautic-Age Man
1995
1/5, Edition of 5
13 x 7 x 14 inches
 
formatting Yes Sir That_s My Baby
Yes Sir That's My Baby
1998
1/5, Edition of 5
12 x 7.75 x 6 inches
 
formatting Yab Yum_ Thanks You Mum
Yab Yum, Thank You Mum
1999
4/5, Edition of 5
19 x 7 x 9 inches
 
formatting Two Birds of Paradise Lost
Two Birds of Paradise Lost
1996
2/5, Edition of 5
25 x 9 x 7 inches
 
formatting Transglobal Virus II
Transglobal Virus II
1997
1/5, Edition of 5
16.25 x 8.25 x 9.5 inches
 
formatting Transglobal Virus I
Transglobal Virus I
1997
Edition of 5, #2/5
14 x 11 x 6 inches
 
formatting The Nature of the Beast II
The Nature of the Beast II
1995
1/5, Edition of 5
15 x 9 x 12 inches
 
formatting The Nature of the Beast I
The Nature of the Beast I
1994
1/5, Edition of 5
13 x 8 x 10 inches
 
formatting Scarlet Macaw_ Cornfield Sacrifice
Scarlet Macaw: Cornfield Sacrifice
1992
4/5, Edition of 5
13 x 5 x 5 inches
 
formatting Rising Waters II
Rising Waters II
1998
1/5, Edition of 5
10 x 7 x 11 inches
 
formatting Rising Waters I
Rising Waters I
1997
4/5, Edition of 5
7 x 10 x 12 inches
 
formatting Overpopulation_ The Crux of the Matter II
Overpopulation: The Crux of the Matter II
1995
1/5, Edition of 5
21 x 8 x 19 inches
 
formatting Overpopulation_ The Crux of the Matter I
Overpopulation: The Crux of the Matter I
1995
1/5, Edition of 5
23 x 9 x 18 inches
 
formatting Overpopulation_ The Crux of the Matter III
Overpopulation: The Crux of the Matter III
1995
2/5, Edition of 5
22.5 x 10.25 x 15.25 inches
 
formatting Onward Christian Soldiers
Onward Christian Soldiers
1995
1/5, Edition of 5
26.5 x 11 x 12 inches
 
formatting No Sir_ I Don_t Mean Maybe
No Sir, I Don't Mean Maybe
1999
1/5, Edition of 5
25 x 11.5 x 13 inches
 
formatting Lingham_Yoni VI
Lingham/Yoni VI
2001
1/5, Edition of 5
 
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Lingham/Yoni V
2001
1/5, Edition of 5
 
formatting Lingham_Yoni IV
Lingham/Yoni IV
2001
1/5, Edition of 5
 
formatting Lingham_Yoni III
Lingham/Yoni III
1/5, Edition of 5
 
formatting Lingham_Yoni II
Lingham/Yoni II
2001
1/5, Edition of 5
 
formatting Lingham_Yoni I
Lingham/Yoni I
2001
1/5, Edition of 5
 
formatting King Ludd
King Ludd
1996
1/5, Edition of 5
8 x 12 x 18 inches
 
formatting Fossil Fuel Man
Fossil Fuel Man
1992
1/5, Edition of 5
16 x 14 x 8 inches
 
formatting Famine_ Malthus Was Right
Famine: Malthus Was Right
1995
1/5, Edition of 5
17 x 7 x 7 inches
 
formatting Dr. Frankencloner
Dr. Frankenkloner
1997
2/5, Edition of 5
19 x 13 x 15 inches
 
formatting Dick_s World
Dick's World
1999
1/5, Edition of 5
11 x 9 x 9 inches
 
formatting California Condor
California Condor
1998
4/5, Edition of 5
9 x 6 x 14 inches
 
formatting Black Rhino_ Aphrodisiac _ Dagger Sacrifice
Black Rhino: Aphrodisiac & Dagger Sacrifice
1993
1/5, Edition of 5
13 x 22 x 9 inches
 
formatting Bear_ Asian Medicine Sacrifice
Bear: Asian Medicine Sacrifice
1994
1/5, Edition of 5
11 x 9 x 9 inches
 
formatting Automotive-Age Man_ Self Sacrifice II
Automotive-Age Man: Self Sacrifice II
1995
Edition of 5
15 x 6 x 10 inches
 
formatting American Crocodile_ Fashion Sacrifice
American Crocodile: Fashion Sacrifice
1994
AP 1/1, Edition of 5
14 x 9 x 16 inches
 

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