Carlye Packer is pleased to present Breeze, an outdoor work by Los Angeles-based artist John Garcia.
Garcia’s manipulation of the scale of language is intended as an exploratory intervention into its meaning. Enlarging the presence of a word becomes a way for Garcia to interrogate the stability and flexibility with which we understand it. In this work, Garcia has inflated and italicized breeze, also the work’s title, its appearance on the roof of the gallery and its elegant bent suggest and illustrate the word’s connotations even as they threaten the loss of its linguistic clarity.
John Garcia (b. 1990, Spain) is an artist, writer, curator, and musician. His work documents nature, space, time, and the body. He has shown at Baba Yaga Gallery, New York, NY (2023; Simian Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark (2022); The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI (2021); The Still House Group, New York, NY (2015); and was the 2021 Artist in Residence at the Rockaway Artists' Alliance, New York, NY. His artwork has been profiled in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Purple Magazine, and other publications. He has also written for publications such as Bomb Magazine and Art Observed. Moreover, he has curated extensively, and runs the Bunker, a project space with events in California, New York, and Paris. He is also a member of the music collective, Gushy. He currently lives and works between Los Angeles and New York.
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