An exhibition of work by Houston artist and 2016 Hunting Prize Finalist, Justin Garcia, will be on view at the Beeville Art Museum from September 17 through December 17, 2016. Walls of Time: Down the Rabbit Hole and Back includes multi-layered paintings from Garcia’s past seven series—completed over the period of seven years--and features a scientific model that he developed, illustrating his creative process through scientific interpretation and tracing his development as an artist.
The title of the exhibition, according to Garcia, refers to the documented journey into the rabbit hole to find the true meaning and measure of time while creating the “Walls of Time” paintings. “Although not intentional at the time, I discovered in looking back at the evolution of the paintings, there was a definitive pattern. I became even more aware of the connectivity of art and science—particularly the passage of time--and how everything is connected to everything else. Both my work and my theoretical model are one in the same, they both reveal time, one shows us how we see time the other shows us how it works,” stated Garcia.
The recipient of numerous honors, including “Best Artist” (2013) and “Top 10 Painters in Houston” (2014) by the Houston Press Editorial Board, Justin Garcia has also served as a guest speaker/presenter on the business of art for the Houston County Department of Education, the Texas Art Education Association, and a number of Houston-area high schools. Garcia’s work is represented in private and public collections in Houston and Washington, D.C.
In late 2015, Garcia published his first book, One Ton Goldfish: In Search of the Tangible Dream, an autobiographical journey of his path as an artist, outlining the discovery of his own creative process and uncovering the underlying scientific connection. [...]
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website