Sculptor Josh Garber has been welding and working with a variety of metals for the past twenty years. Represented by the Zolla Lieberman Gallery in Chicago, Garber has had a number of public art works commissions completed, including the Chicago Transit Authority commission of his work, “Hope and Renewal” which was installed in 2007 at the Kimball Brown line station.
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In 2011, he was the recipient of the highly competitive Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grant and is currently represented by a number of galleries beyond Chicago including: Melissa Morgan Fine Art, Winsor Gallery, Holly Johnson Gallery and Anne Reed Gallery. In this studio talk, Garber reviews his trajectory as an artist and the ways that his work has evolved from from installations and ceramics to his recent metal work and welding. Having participated in such prestigious residencies as Banff and the Kohler Industry and Art programs, Garber advocates the power of the artist’s residency and the learning potential behind public art works projects.