Randy Garber - Visual Artist
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Works on Paper

Pique
Librettos
Morphologies
Fugues
Conversations
What You Already Know

These works are all made on or contain
original player piano scrolls, rich with
history, religious metaphor and ancient
narrative. The scrolls are a near-
perfect material for me to express
ideas about hearing and not hearing
because the absence of the paper (the
holes) indicate the presence of sound.
Through years of experimentation, I
have discovered ways to print copper
and wood cut plates on this fragile,
non-porous paper. Frequently, I will
also draw and write on the scrolls,
riffing on the titles and printed lyrics.
I have used the scrolls for sculptural
as well as two-dimensional works and
will frequently exploit the exquisite
shadows made by light passing
through the patterned holes.

 


Word Rolls, 2003
26 h x 24 w, graphite, etching, watercolor, gouache,
digital prints on player piano boxes, scrolls with thread




Word Rolls, detail



Word Rolls, detail
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