Gargon’s vast assortment of works include melancholy illustrations, youthfully designed puppets and cleverly imagineered installations. Her whimsical creatures could easily be understood by any child’s open mind, but Gargon is on a relentless mission to reach the youthful heart that beats in every adult.
The complicated mixture of wide-eyed innocence, bittersweet heartache and witty humor that resides in all of her pieces has certainly won me over.
And I can’t help but giggle a bit when I watch this video of her latest on-going project. Despite the sharp teeth and massive clawed hands, the large doe eyes of her beasts make them seem down-right cuddly. Gosh… I really want one as a pet!
Her clever work can also be viewed as regular window displays in SOHO at the men’s clothing store ‘Blue in Green.’
She is presently a part of the group show “Peripeteia | A Group Exhibition of White Rabbit Artists” curated by Samantha Levin.
145 East Houston Street, NY
January 2nd – early march / opening reception is at 7pm on Jan 7th
Follow the links for information about and the group show “Peripeteia”
Gargon is part of a collective. Some of her work is featured at Fortoul Presents.
Gargon Notes:Not including other artists or art, what inspires you?
The fact that there may be something bigger than this life inspires me. I want to evolve, I want to be there. What and who is in our lives is Temporary. I used to have friendly competition in our studio with my X, who was a big influence in the theme of my work for years, but now I just compete with myself, see how much I can push the limits.
What is the part of your process you enjoy the most?
The part of the process I enjoy the most is rolling around in my bed dreaming of what I want to do, sometimes I end up not sleeping at all and start building or drawing.
… the least?
Some of the crap I have went through to get inspiration.
Thank you for your time Heather. I can’t wait to see what charming, heartfelt creature you birth next.