Helen K. Garber

  • Helen K. Garber is known for her night urban landscapes taken in cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Rome and Venice, Italy. Her images can be found in the permanent collection of museums, corporations and private collectors.

    Encaustic Noir is her new series of mixed-media work incorporating beeswax. The first piece sold from this series was exhibited at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland in July 2011 and then become part of their permanent collection. Encaustic Noir is presently on exhibit at dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, CA www.dnjgallery.net.

    Urban Noir/LA - NY, a multi-media installation and formal exhibit was first presented at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New Paltz, NY, in the fall of 2007. Grammy nominated composer, John Beasley added an original score and the piece was presented live at the Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles in 2009. Urban Noir/L.A.-NY was projected sixty feet wide at the Academy of Motion Picture Art & Sciences for their Oscar Noir Festival in 2010.

    A Night View of Los Angeles, a 40-foot long, 360-degree panorama of the entire city of Los Angeles was commissioned for the 2006 International Biennale of Architecture in Venice, Italy. A second print, exhibited at the front entrance of Photo LA, 2007 was used later as a surface for renowned Los Angeles graffiti artists to ceremoniously tag the entire city of Los Angeles at once. Created as a statement to return art education in public schools, A Night View Collaboration has been displayed at local and international art fairs.

    Helen is presently directing NoirFest Santa Monica 2012, the inaugural integrative arts festival celebrating Noir as a unifying theme (www.noirfestsm.com). She maintains a studio on Ocean Front Walk atVenice Beach, CA. More information can be found on her website www.helenkgarber.com.