Harold Garde: Mid-Century to this Century

September 26, 2015 – January 3, 2016 - Lockheed Martin Gallery I

September 26, 2015 – January 3, 2016 - Lockheed Martin Gallery II

Harold Garde’s extraordinary artistic career spans over 70 years. Graduating from Columbia University in 1951, Garde was immersed in the New York art world just as Abstract Expressionism was gaining worldwide attention. Garde’s paintings reflect his deep engagement with this movement and regard for artists such as William de Kooning, Robert Motherwell and others working in New York at that time. While Garde’s work has shifted fluidly between abstraction and representation throughout his life, the spirit of creative discovery and the vitality of gestural painting, which are hallmarks of Abstract Expressionism, have remained central to Garde’s work.

Harold Garde: Mid-Century to this Century brings together over 35 paintings that represent two distinct periods of the artist’s work. The first group includes paintings of the 1950s through the 70s that show the artist formulating a distinctive style of bold abstract compositions executed with vigorous brushwork. The second group jumps to a period 30 years later. These abstract paintings produced since 2000 reveal strong underlining references to the figure, landscape and the artist’s personal vocabulary of symbolic forms developed over decades of work. Harold Garde: Mid-Century to this Century highlights the breadth of Garde’s career, while revealing a continuity of purpose that is the foundation of his creative development.

20. garde - 2012, jazz iii 44 x 55

Untitled

Untitled

Harold Garde

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B Secret

Harold Garde

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Visionary

Harold Garde

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At Pasture

Harold Garde

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Black & Blue / (Black, White & Blue)

Harold Garde

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Split III

Harold Garde

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Jazz III

Harold Garde

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Strap 41

Harold Garde

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City at 8 P.M.

Harold Garde

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