The Works of Gary Carlson

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Date(s) - 06/04/2022 - 07/02/2022
All Day

The Dove Block Project


The family of the late Geneva artist Gary Carlson shares his imaginative and eclectic three-dimensional creations inspired by—and made from—ordinary found objects. Carlson’s interest in found objects began in childhood when his father, who worked for a bus company, routinely brought home unclaimed items from the lost and found. From that point, Gary gained a life-long appreciation of objects and their stories. He began reconsidering objects and brought them together as new three-dimensional creations straight from his imagination. Gary’s machine shop and metal working experience helped him to fashion cohesive art from disparate items. He especially enjoyed solving problems of points of attachment and transition. Geneva residents may have known Gary from his years tending bar at the Side Show, where he enjoyed giving on-site tours of his creations in what he called the “Side Show Metropolitan Museum.” Reception June 4, 3-5 PM.

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