Jedd Garet

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Nothing Too Strange and Beautiful, painted aluminum sculpture by Jedd Garet, 1985, Honolulu Museum of Art
Nice Sky lithograph by Jedd Garet, 1982

Jedd Garet is an American sculptor, painter, and printmaker who was born in 1955.

Influenced by surrealist painter Giorgio de Chirico, Garet uses garish colors in jarring contrasts to explore relationships between nature, man, and art. He combines human figures, classical architectural fragments and abstraction in narrative works, and is known for his amorphous life forms. Nothing Too Strange and Beautiful, in the collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art demonstrates this phase of the artist's monumental sculpture. In later work, figures, trees and other more recognizable objects were added to the minimalist flat ground, creating tension.

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Honolulu Museum of Art,[1] the The Museum of Modern Art (New York City), the Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix, Arizona), the Tate Gallery (London) and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York City) are among the public collections holding works by Jedd Garet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Honolulu Museum of Art, Spalding House Self-guided Tour, Sculpture Garden, 2014, p. 1
  • Robert Pincus-Witten, Jedd Garet, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Twelvetrees Press, 1984.
  • Curley, Mallory, A Cookie Mueller Encyclopedia, Randy Press, 2010.
  • Honolulu Museum of Art, Spalding House Self-guided Tour, Sculpture Garden, 2014, p. 1