Pomegranate Season

8 01 2013

Pomegranate Season

Pastel on Paper 5×8″


Margaret Garrington, artist

27 10 2008

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Margaret Garrington is represented by Hanson Howard Gallery in Ashland, Oregon.  The gallery has moved to 89 Oak Street.

February 2 to 24, 2012

LOOZA BottleProject

at the Thorndike Gallery

Center for the Visual Arts, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon

Margaret Garrington brings her participatory LOOZA BottleProject back to the Rogue Valley in February.  The Center for the Visual Arts Thorndike Gallery, adjacent to Southern Oregon University’s Schneider Art Museum, hosts the installation from February 2 through February 24.  Opening reception is Thursday, February 2 from 5 to 7pm.

The collaborative art installation is a distillation of detritus that blurs the wall between artist, audience, and art making.  Community members and beyond were asked to collaborate for the project by repurposing items extracted from their common refuse.  Carefully arranged groups of objects fill over 400 identical clear glass vessels.  Each vessel is a humble masterpiece.   Pondering individual vessels becomes a form of entertainment sparking discussion about consumption, culture, and creativity.   As a whole the installation has a surprising strength of beauty rewarding on a visual level, as well as, a contemplative one.

The Thorndike Gallery is open Monday thru Saturday 8 am to 10 pm.

Click LOOZA BottleProject page for information on purchasing.