Lydia Garcia is a native Central Texan with a BFA from the University of Texas at Austin. Along with her active studio practice she created Ochre and Iron, an entity that creates natural ink and pigments from regional ingredients with a focus on experimentation and communal education.
Lydia Garcia is a visual artist exploring the character of organic materials and the human behaviors that alter the elements in a landscape. Through abstract images created on various substrates, Lydia works with light, video and paintings. Raw pigments and handmade colors produce organic formations and ambient environments through a process of experimentation. She is interested in the temporal limitations on organic materials such as plants, geological forms, and natural chemicals.
Crit Group 2020 Group Exhibition features work by eight artists who completed The Contemporary Austin's program that combines group critique with professional development to support the holistic artistic practice of local artists.
During a challenging year, the Crit Group program aspired to build a supportive community of Austin artists and to sustain and strengthen their practices with input from each other and established professionals in the field. The culminating exhibition is on view at grayDUCK Gallery November 14 through December 13, 2020, free and open to the public by appointment. Dynamic and relevant, it features new work in diverse media by these eight talented Austin-based artists: Annie Arnold, Rakhee Jain Desai, Lydia Garcia, Sean Ripple, Alexandra Robinson, Saul Jerome E. San Juan, Michael Stephen and Cheyenne Weaver.
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