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Shows And Reviews

Current and Upcoming Shows

Contrasts -- My newest series, shot using an infra-red technology, and printed on high quality acrylic and metal, is called "Contrasts" because both the technique, as well as the subject matter, provide a very stark contrast. They were all taken in the deserts of southern California in 2017. They will be featured at the Brian Marki Fine Art gallery in Palm Springs this year.  Join us at the opening reception on Saturday February 17th from 4pm to 7pm.

Current Galleries

Brian Marki Fine Art - Palm Springs, CA
170 E. Arenas Rd.
Palm Springs, California

The Cactus Mart Nursery and Gallery
49889 Twentynine Palms Hwy.
Morongo Valley, California

Blank Canvas Gallery -- Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Blank Canvas is currently transitioning to a new space in Chester County, Pennsylvania. You can contact curator to arrange a showing of any of my pieces she has in stock, or to order any pieces you find on here.


Brian Marki Fine Art - July, 2014

"Gary Gardner is a wanderer who is enchanted with "the loneliness of abandoned places." He and Angus, his trusty Harley-Davidson, traveled through Wonder Valley in the southern California desert in March of 2014, when the temperatures were cool, only in the 90s.

They wandered through the wind-swept memories of those who tried and failed to find a new home in this desolate country in the 1940s and 50s. Ghosts and dust shape the photographic images he has brought back to us."

Brian Marki Fine Art -- Palm Springs
Ghosts of the Road Show, Palm Springs January 2015:

"His images entice one into the imagined lives of these resolute spirits who moved into deserts and hollows of our national landscape. For some of us, it takes us back to a simpler time, when anything seemed possible. For others it reminds us of what might have been, or might yet be."

Vanguard Seattle Art and Culture
Bemis Spring Art Show, Seattle WA, April, 2013:

"The American landscape and the open road is the subject of Gary Gardner’s photographs, which are shot from the seat of his Harley. As Gardner moves away from the interstate, one sees his self-professed fascination “with the loneliness of abandoned places.” These Ghosts of the Road are haunting relics of Americana. Gardner’s Ghosts are solitary and devoid of human presence, yet full of life and history of their own. He has covered much of the continental United States, creating a map of a wandering artist’s exploration."


Previous Shows

Rio Grande Cafe Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah -- Jan. 2 to Feb. 4, 2017
Rio Grande Cafe Gallery, Salt Lake City Utah -- Jan. 3 to Jan. 31, 2016
Blank Canvas Gallery, New Hope, PA -- Childhood In Decline, Feb-April 2015
Brian Marki Fine Art, Palm Springs - Ghosts of The Road - Images from the Highway, Jan./Feb. 2015
Brian Marki Fine Art, Palm Springs - Grand Opening - Images from Desert Dust -- June 2014
Steelhead Grill, Spokane, Washington - December 2013 to June 2014
Bemis Arts Spring Show 2013, Seattle, Washington