999. Ashley Garrett

United States

(1984 Dover, New Jersey /> New York City) [LINK]

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initial source: via facebook

enlisted 2013.03.04 in Young Painters. research update: 2017.01.09

‘My work is an investigation of early home life, of place, and the traces of memory that form my understanding and perception of objects and spaces. I grew up in a small rural quarry town in Northeastern Pennsylvania surrounded by farmland, wide gray skies, rain-filled quarry holes, and huge piles of slag slate that crowded the roadsides. My work synthesizes the experience of growing up in a town where the once-prolific slate production is no longer viable and now the empty weight of a past era hangs like a fog over the town and it’s people.’ – Ashley Garrett

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