Orlando, FL: American Artist Brings Greek Statues to Life

American fine art photographer, writer and arts advocate Josh Garrick will present his impressive collection of large-scale aluminum-etched photographs depicting ancient Greece’s treasures, entitled “Timeless: Past, Present, Future,” at Orlando’s Henao Contemporary Center in Florida from Saturday, October 10, 2015 through the end of the year.

Josh Garrick from Pennsylvania, who has lived in Orlando, Florida, for around 19 years, produced his awe-provoking prints during his over 25 trips to sites in Greece giving special emphasis on light and shadow. Garrick loves capturing the timeless genius of Grecian sculpture and iconic Greek history, in order to successfully turn up the volume on its iconic status.

Josh Garrick, artist

“I feel like I have earned a footnote in history,” Garrick usually says when he is asked to reveal his feelings regarding the fact that he was the first American artist in the 125-year history of the National Archeological Museum of Greece to be invited to exhibit his artworks in 2013. “Even when I say it, I can hardly believe it,” he explains.

After Garrick’s original 95-piece exhibition was showcased in the world-renowned National Archeological Museum in Athens and several other Greek institutions, it then travelled to Sismanoglio Megaro of Greece’s General Consulate in Istanbul as part of an ongoing peace initiative between Greece and Turkey. In 2014, half of the American artist’s artwork moved to New York for an exhibition at the Greek Consulate, while the other half went to Brussels, Belgium, before the pieces returned again to Greece in order to get ready for their next stop in Orlando.

“Timeless: Past, Present, Future”

Opening Reception of Art Exhibition:
Henao Art Center, 5601 Edgewater Drive, Orlando
7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10

The grand opening party will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida. After October 10, 2015, the admission will be free and available for the rest of the year.