“These objects became symbols and metaphors for certain human behaviors and beliefs,” says Garcia. “Compositions arose out of experimenting and juxtaposing the objects with one another until a message was attained that I found profound enough to make it into a work of art.”
Some of these boxes are designed to be light-hearted. Others have a more serious theme. An exhibit of Garcia's art called Just Incase opens this Friday, May 13, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at Offcenter Gallery (808 Park SW) and runs through May 31. For details, call 247-1172.
In a similar manner, Matt Jones' work attempts to create a bridge between science and religion. His series “Organized Complexity” includes forms that are meant to resemble the mechanisms that serve as the foundation for all life.