Randy Garber presents HearSay at the Lunder Arts Center Atrium through March 4. Randy will also be giving a talk about her work on March 3 from 1:30–3 p.m.
Hearing impaired since infancy, Randy Garber, "resides in the sensorial gap between the deaf and hearing worlds.” Randy's prints and installations visualize what she refers to as the space between silence and sound. Her work uses traditional techniques with non-traditional materials in unconventional ways.
"I employ imagery that investigates perceptual variety and suggests the construction and de-construction of language: glyphs that evoke letters, letters that morph into marks.”
HearSay questions the veracity of written and heard language as a site-specific work. Embodying the printmaking process, the installation presents free-hanging double sided prints and the etched copper that produced them.
Randy's studio practice is divided between her studio in Somerville, MA and the Mixit Print Studio, where she is a Partner, also in Somerville.
A recipient of many artist awards and grants including; the Traveling Fellowship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, The Wynn Newhouse Foundation, Somerville Artist Council, Puffin Foundation and St. Botolph Foundation. Her work can be found in museum, corporate, and private collections including; The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the deCordova Museum, the Boston Athenaeum, The Boston Public Library, the Children's Hospital, Karp Cancer Research Building, and the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf in Portland, ME.
She works eclectically, with a passion for using traditional printmaking techniques to express her intensively researched contemporary concerns and concepts about Language and sound. Garber was raised in Philadelphia watching her father, a hand engraver, carve portraits into silver platters and minute family crests into signet rings.
Randy Garber currently teaches drawing and printmaking at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.