About the artist.

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Benicia resident Joe Garcia develops his abstract works through subject matters that are based on the built environment and organic forms. Primarily working with acrylic paint, he also works
with a variety of other media including photography, wood, metal, cement and found objects.


Also a practicing architect, much of his works explore the juxtaposition of geometry and the varied forms and movements that can be found in nature. He enjoys the use of texture and the
multi-layering of colors to create imagery that provides complex depth and dimension to each work.

 

Most works are intuitive experiments that begin with what he calls “predictable processes” that quickly evolve into forms, shapes and a series of collective elements that are far removed from the first mark made on the canvas, paper or textured imagery. These intangible challenges lead to paths which allow him to discover the specific and unique personality of each piece.

Exhibition History

De Young Museum of San Francisco, The de Young Open: October 2020 to January 3, 2021, https://deyoung.famsf.org/exhibitions/de-young-open

 

Arts Benicia Sponsored Art in City Hall, Benicia, CA: Solo Exhibition October 2017 through January 2018

 

Arts Benicia Gallery, Benicia, CA

  • Gems II, Group Exhibition, December 2013

  • Gems III, Group Exhibition, December 2015

  • Why Make Art, October through November 2015

  • Art of the Community, 2018

 

Arts Benicia Sponsored Christmas on First Street, Benicia, CA: Group Exhibition 2016

 

Camellia Tea Room, Benicia, CA: New Works Solo Exhibition 2013 

 

Camellia Tea Room, Benicia, CA: New Works Solo Exhibition 2014

 

Camellia Tea Room, Benicia, CA: New Works Solo Exhibition 2015

 

Camellia Tea Room, Benicia, CA: New Works Solo Solo Exhibition 2016

 

Camellia Tea Room, Benicia, CA: New Works Solo Solo Exhibition 2017

 

Camellia Tea Room, Benicia, CA: New Works Solo Solo Exhibition 2018

 

Camellia Tea Room, Benicia, CA: New Works Solo Solo Exhibition 2019

 

Camellia Tea Room, Benicia, CA: New Works Solo Exhibition 2020

 

AVELAR Offices, Walnut Creek, CA: Group Exhibitions 2015

 

AVELAR Offices, Walnut Creek, CA: Group Exhibitions 2016

 

AVELAR Offices, Walnut Creek, CA: Group Exhibitions 2017

 

AVELAR Offices, Walnut Creek, CA: Group Exhibitions 2018

 

AVELAR Offices, Walnut Creek, CA: Group Exhibitions 2019

 

AVELAR Offices, Walnut Creek, CA: Group Exhibitions 2020

Publications

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Why Make Art is a published collaboration between author Hedi Desuyo and the Benicia Arsenal artists in this exhibition that captures the essence of the artists themselves and their reasons for making art