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“Dead Feather” by Joshua Garrett on Display in W&L’s Williams Gallery

— by on October 5th, 2017

“I was born nearly deaf. I was born Native American. I was born in America. I was born in the lower spectrum of the social class ladder. My work is a result of these experiences.”

“Dead Feather”

“Dead Feather,” a collection of work by artist Joshua Garrett, will be on display in Washington and Lee’s Williams Gallery of Huntley Hall this month and will remain on view until March 2018. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Garrett credits his own life as the inspiration behind his work. “I was born nearly deaf. I was born Native American. I was born in America. I was born in the lower spectrum of the social class ladder. My work is a result of these experiences.”

The lines, shapes, colors, numbers and letters along with the speed in which his work is done, tie into his experience regarding conflicted spirituality, cultural isolation, over-consumption, and being deaf.

Before exploring his artistic side, Garett wrote poetry for five years and traded the pen for a paintbrush officially in December 2012. His early work consisted of collage-type pieces and today have transitioned to Native-type portraits in oil pastel.  This exhibit marks his first show at the Williams Gallery.

The Williams Gallery in Huntley Hall is open 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.