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SELECTED WORKS BY Garth Weiser

Baseboard Outlet
Garth Weiser
Baseboard Outlet

2006

Oil on canvas

228.6 x 304.8 cm
Garth Weiser’s paintings explore the nature of perception. Weiser’s process often begins by making a three dimensional model of an abstracted form as a ‘sketch’ or model from which to paint. Coating his canvases with thick impasto grids or relief outlines of his composition, Weiser underscores each painting with a textured foundation which enforces the illusionary elements of scale and perspective and the gives a mimetic quality of architectural space.

Using this blueprint of spatial order as a departure point for painterly invention, Weiser’s finished works disrupt and challenge visual expectation. Following the dictates of the underlying pattern, Weisher departs from the depictive ‘reality’ of still life to create mesmerising abstractions.


Enhancing the sense of three dimensional dept, striated bands of monochrome colour gain an ephemeral delicacy as liquidy hues gather within the bevelled creases of the under-painting, and tones are alternately deadened and intensified to create a heightened atmosphere of light; an effect designed for the purpose of interruption. Incorporating ultra-flat geometric shapes, irregularly angled lines, and organic motifs, Weiser readily confuses reality and illusion, forcing an optical confrontation between imaginary expanse and the tangible veritas of the picture plane.
Something For The Weekend
Garth Weiser
Something For The Weekend

2006

Oil on canvas

228.6 x 304.8 cm
Garth Weiser’s paintings explore the nature of perception. Weiser’s process with this body of work often begins by making a three dimensional model of an abstracted form as a ‘sketch’ or model from which to paint. Coating his canvases with thick impasto grids or relief outlines of his composition, Weiser underscores each painting with a textured foundation which enforces the illusionary elements of scale and perspective and the gives a mimetic quality of architectural space. Using this blueprint of spatial order as a departure point for painterly invention, Weiser’s finished works disrupt and challenge visual expectation. Following the dictates of the underlying pattern, Weiser departs from the depictive ‘reality’ of still life to create mesmerising abstractions.
Mr. Bad Example
Garth Weiser
Mr. Bad Example

2007

Acrylic and oil on panel

266.7 x 210.8 cm
Nude #4, Red Grid
Garth Weiser
Nude #4, Red Grid

2007

Oil and acrylic on canvas

276.8 x 210.8 cm






Other artists in
Artists in future exhibitions

Dawit Abebe    Caroline Achaintre    Rebecca Ackroyd    Markus Amm    Helene Appel    Ivan Argote    Dan Attoe    Diann Bauer    Michael Bauer    Dan Bayles    Simon Bedwell    Anna Freeman Bentley    Emilia Bergmark    Katherine Bernhardt    Gabriele Beveridge    Richard Billingham    Alina and Jeff Bliumis    Gabriella Boyd    Matti Braun    Bozidar Brazda    Jonny Briggs    David Brooks    Joey Bryniarska    Agnieszka Brzezanska    Loz Chalk    Ronin Cho    James Clarkson    Lucy Coggle    Andy Collins    Inez de Coo    Jessica Craig-Martin    Ana Cvorovic    Ian Davis    Nicholas Dedics    Tomory Dodge    Robert Dowling    Stef Driesen    Howard Dyke    Ara Dymond    Judith Eisler    Annabel Emson    Carlos Noronha Feio    Dee Ferris    Luc Fuller    Michael Fullerton    Dmitri Galitzine    Julia Goldman    Hilary Harnischfeger    Chris Hawtin    Kati Heck    David Herbert    Patrick Hill    Dan Holdsworth    Phillipa Horan    Shara Hughes    Elliot Hundley    Tom Hunter    Jessica Jackson Hutchins    Merlin James    Tillman Kaiser    Alice Könitz    Terence Koh    John Korner    Ulrich Lamsfuss    Liane Lang    Molly Larkey    Paul Lee    Andrea Lehmann    Juliette Losq    Christina Mackie    Jill Mason    Claire McArdle    Ella McCartney    Lucy McKenzie    Martin McMurray    Turay Mederic    Robert Melee    Ian Monroe    Kristine Moran    Eduard Moreno    Yasumasa Morimura    Luisa Mota    Nick Nowicki    Matt O'dell    Marco Palmieri    Selma Parlour    Oliver Perkins    Marius Pfannenstiel    Alejandra Prieto    Arthur Prior    Max Prus    R.H. Quaytman    Neil Raitt    Sean Raspet    Brian Reed    Halsey Rodman    Florian Roithmayr    Ruth Root    Stefan Sandner    Hideyuki Sawayanagi    Amba Sayal-Bennett    Anne Kathrin Schuhmann    Michael Schultz    Macrae Semans    Conrad Shawcross    Jamie Shovlin    Agathe Snow    Martina Steckholzer    Jack Strange    Miriam Sweeney    Emma Talbot    Mateo Tannatt    Stephanie Taylor    Adam Thompson    Rafal Topolewski    Ryan Trecartin    Caroline Walker    Ben Washington    Chuck Webster    Aaron Wexler    Poppy Whatmore    Julia Whiting    Jenny Wiener    Susanne M. Winterling    Saskia Olde Wolbers     Yeesookyung    Haeri Yoo

Garth Weiser's BIOGRAPHY

Garth Weiser
Born in 1979, Helena, Montana
Lives and works in New York



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2011
Casey Kaplan, New York

2010
Norma Mangione, Torino, Italy
White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO
Francesca DiMattio and Garth Weiser, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL
Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009
Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

2008
Drawings, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY

2007
Garth Weiser, Gallery lI, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY
Paintings from 2007, Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL

2006
Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY

2005
Folk Machine, Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2011
Nothing Beside Remains, curated by Shamim Momin, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), Marfa, TX
Minimal Optical, Conduits, Milan, Italy
Seeing is a Kind of Thinking: A Jim Nutt Companion, curated by Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Expanded Painting International, curated by Giancarlo Politi, Helena Kontova, and Nicola Trezzi, Prague Biennial, Czech Republic

2010
Pull My Daisy, Galerie Lisa Ruyter, Vienna, Austria
Big New Field: Artists in the Cowboys Stadium Art Program, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Informal Relations, curated by Scott Grow, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indiana
Before and After, curated by Bill Cournoyer, Balice Hertling, Paris, France
Billboard Project, curated by Lauri Firstenberg and Cesar Garcia, PortugalArte10, Portugal, Spain
Personal Freedom, curated by Johannes Van Der Beek, PortugalArte10, Portugal, Spain
Reflection: 15 Years, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY
They Knew What They Wanted, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA and John
Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
…and then there was X, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
SEEING VOICES: The Visual Voice 2010, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Camden, NJ
The Triumph of Painting; Abstract America 2, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2009
Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Autumn curated by Emma Balazs, Gallery at the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print
Studies, Columbia University, New York, September 3 - 30, 2009
Words and Pictures, Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Skin Jobs, curated by Chris Dorland, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Changing light bulbs in thin air, curated by Summer Guthery, Hessel Museum
of Art & CCS Galleries, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
On From Here, Guild & Greyshkul, New York, NY
One Loses one’s classics, curated by Matthew Strauss, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO

2008
Not so Subtle Subtitle, curated by Matthew Brannon, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY
Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Imaginary Realities, Max Wigram Gallery, London, United Kingdom
It’s Gouache & Gouache Only, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY

2007
Blackberrying, Christina Wilson Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
First Hand Steroids, Andreas Melas Presents, Athens, Greece (part of "ReMap KM," offsite exhibitions for “Destroy Athens,” Athens Biennial of Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece)
Post Retro, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY

2006
The Difficult Shape of Possible Images, ZieherSmith, New York, NY
The Manhattan Project, Frederic Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL

2005
Hunch and Flail, curated by Amy Silman, Artists Space, New York, NY
Greater New York, PS1 MoMA, Long Island City, NY

2004
Succeeding Where the Hippies Failed, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, New York, NY
And One For Grandma, Capsule Gallery, New York, NY
First Year Exhibition, curated by Ali Subotnick, Mariam and Eli Wallach Gallery, New York, NY

2003
New Paintings, Coos Bay Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR
Arrivederci, The Houghton Gallery, New York, NY

2002
Native, The House Gallery, Miami, FL
Collector's Choice, The Nelson Fine Art Museum, Tempe, AZ