Art catalog for painter Charles Garabedian's show "Sacrifice for the Fleet"
After taking a few years off to help the Blue Man Group and build the world of the Saks Yeti I was happy to return to one of my favorite clients, L.A. Louver, to design this exhibition catalogue for painter Charles Garabedian.
Charles Garabedian’s paintings reintepret scenes from Greek mythology in vibrant colors and in large scale. (Some of the pieces shown here are over eight feet tall.) His dreamlike scenes are rendered in oil on rough paper that grows with many attachments as each painting takes shape. These aren’t neatly framed rectangular canvases. The paper warps toward you and expands in whatever direction the image demands. It was important for the catalog to reproduce this physicality by showing the shadows cast by each piece. And of course, the color had to be vivid.