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Gabrielle Garland

Gabrielle Garland holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Master of Fine Art from the University of Chicago. Garland's parents are both artists and when she was young her mother started a decorative painting company, focusing on historic preservation. Garland assisted her mother on a number of projects, which had a major impact on the artist's practice as she came to associate painting with built space.

Focusing on areas of human habitation, Garland does not seek to directly depict these spaces, but rather to communicate the ways we experience place. To that end she twists the rules of perspective to better suit the shift in focus and vantage point that occurs when we are in a room or outside a building. Memory is integral to the process. Garland takes photographs to remind her of the experience of a space and when translating them to drawings she combines alternative perspectives from different photographs to create 'a kind of virtual collage allowing many different systems of order to exist in a single piece.'

Garland's work has been exhibited widely throughout America. The Hughes Gallery is delighted to have brought her work to Australia. She will be presented at Now Chicago! an exhibition by contemporary Chicago artists to coincide with the 2014 Biennale of Sydney.

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