Brendhan Garland

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Brendhan Garland encourages the decentralization of thought and empowers meaningful connection and discussion through the pairing of their paintings in site-specific installations with purpose driven, open-ended questions. Using found objects, Garland reflects upon social and political issues, captures the present emotional state and dismantles concepts of self or ego. Then, using research to expand upon the material and intuitive aspects of the physical work, questions and spaces are created that challenge centric ideas of thought and become the foundation for the site-specific installation. The ideas developed do not provide solutions, but rather opportunities to reflect and ask better questions.

Outside of installation work, Garland is committed to further studying how art can support or sustain autonomous futures rooted in eco-socialist structures.

Brendhan Garland received their BA from Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL.

They are a currently enrolled in the MFA Sculpture Program at the University of Florida in Gainesville. 

 

Recent selected solo exhibitions include: Home: an art installation, Good Work House, Los Angeles, CA (2020); BA Thesis Exhibition: The Grand Tour of Illinois College, Woodcock Gallery, Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL, USA (2018); LOVE., Kirby Hall, Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL, USA (2018); Self., Kirby Hall, Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL, USA (2017); Sushi Cart, Outside Baxter Hall, Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL, USA (2017)

 

They have also been involved in several group shows nationally, such as: Spectrum, Sulfur Studios, Savannah, GA (2020); 2020 L.A. Open Exhibition, TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2019); Unwrapped, ArtShareLA, Los Angeles, CA (2019); Home: A Member Exhibition, Sulfur Studios, Savannah, GA (2019); Celebration of Excellence: Conceptual Art, Woodcock Gallery, Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL (2018); IC Feminist Art Show, Woodcock Gallery, Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL (2017).

 

Brendhan lives and works in Gainesville, FL.

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