GARY GROVES “Black & White” Exhibition May 7-30 2021
“In my craft of woodcut, I carve very fine detailed parts to create tonal variations in my images. I try to emphasize the abstract aspects and seek out the uniqueness of each subject I am attracted to – not asking too many questions I just follow my gut. I try to find a quality often not readily identifiable and see if I can enhance it. Many of my blocks can take as much as a week or more to carve, depending on the degree of detail.”
“I have had a variety of interest and experiences in my life and have pursued several different media; sculpture, ceramics, photography, painting and now prints. After reflecting on this I realized that I am actually incorporating a lot of the accumulated skills and knowledge learned in earlier work and it now goes into my carving.”
Groves was a contributing artist to the Twelve Years in the Woods exhibition at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Winter 2013/2014.