Jon Garaizar Special Evening at Sanyok Gallery SF
Thursday, September 1 · 6:00pm – 9:00pm
2546 Greenwich Street
San Francisco, CA
SPECIAL ONE NIGHT AT SANYOK GALLERY SF FEATURING THE PRINTS BY JON GARAIZAR.
John grew up in the suburbs, surrounded by isolated forests of half built track homes, canals, and streams of road ways and freeways, all sitting silently beneath a black blanket of stars. Perhaps it was this manufactured landscape that made much of his work concerned with emptiness, artificiality and sublime revelation. John feels that drawing is essential to the feeling he attempts to project and that he could not express it in any other way. His prints offer a removed and controlled ascetic on top of a natural achieved artificial appearance.
What John tries to communicate in his work is a general mood or feeling, and not so much a concept or direct statement. Each piece or set of pieces explores the same theme, a lonely character building journey. Each object holds a meaning or purpose to John and the arrangement or number of them of reflect different meanings. Although each image and each object in it has a deep personal meaning for John, he welcomes the viewers to put their own meanings in place of it. John is completing his studies at the Academy of Art University in S.F.