Friday, January 14, 2005

Meet Phil Garrett & See His New Horse Paintings: July 14, 2009

At its location at 1223 Lincoln Street, Columbia, SC, if ART Gallery presents an evening with Greenville, S.C., painter and printmaker Phil Garrett. The gallery will be showing a new body of Garrett’s paintings and monotypes of horses. The horse image is and has been for decades among Garrett’s best-known and most successful motifs. Garrett will be present on Tuesday, July 14, at the gallery from 6 – 9 p.m.

Phil Garrett (b. 1948) is among his native South Carolina’s most prominent artists. In addition to his paintings, he is known as a printmaker. Garrett studied printmaking at the Honolulu Academy and received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute, where in the 1970s he also did post-graduate studies in print making. From the mid-1980s through the early 1990s he worked with Tamarind Master Printer Cappy Kuhn at her print studio, Winstone Press, in Mocksville, N.C. In 1998, Garrett founded King Snake Press in Greenville, S.C., where he has produced monotypes with dozens of artists. He is represented in the S.C. State Art Collection and has exhibited at the Greenville County (S.C.) Museum of Art, the Asheville (N.C.) Museum of Art, the Print Club of Philadelphia and in many commercial and institutional galleries. Garrett’s prints and paintings are in several public and private collections in Europe, Japan and the United States.

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