Daniel Garver
Cup | Black & White
Slipcast porcelain
2.625H x 3.75W x 3.75D inches
Item #45-18

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“As a visual artist, my work confronts our nature of observation. I revel in the pleasure of vision, and I create to share this satisfaction with my audience. My work attempts to present visually stimulating experiences through the use of pattern, complexity, contrast, language, semantics and objective aesthetics. The works of art produce visual stimulation to raise questions. How do our perceptual faculties function? How can our vision be communicated and validated between one another? I am curious about the psychological ways in which we observe the world around us through both sight and blindness, attention and obstruction. The slight differences in sight e.g. seeing, looking, staring, glancing and blindness e.g. neglect, obstruction, complexity, motion and impairments, all function to develop our own sense of reality. The notion of recognizing our own cognition and developing constant acute awareness is at the forefront of my intent. By choosing vision as a material, I seek out processes that demand order, repetition and complexity. Drawing stands as a process without boundaries or regulations, the ability to add, alter, erase, and edit form or pattern is always present. From fragments of drawings, weavings take shape and present new regulations and constraints, which are in turn manipulated again by the instruction of masking, resisting and dyeing. My process of making continually shifts between drawing and weaving, 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional, to mutually inform each material and new work.” -Daniel Garver


Daniel Garver – Silver City, NM
Daniel Garver is originally from Madison Wi, and holds a BFA from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (2011). As an undergraduate Daniel majored in studio ceramics and minored in art history. In 2009 he studied in Cortona Italy for one semester through the University of Georgia study abroad program. Upon completing his undergraduate studies Daniel relocated to North Carolina where he worked for several ceramic artists including Jason Burnett, Courtney Martin, and Jeannine Marchand. In 2015 he was selected for a 2-year Fellowship at the Penland School of Crafts. During this Core Fellowship the unrestricted exploration of craft and material studies radically shifted his practice to focus primarily on drawing and textiles. In 2017 Daniel completed the Penland Fellowship and spent the remainder of the year traveling to the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and residencies at A-Z West, The Bright Angle, and the Jentel Foundation. Daniel just finished a residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and relocated to Silver City, NM.