Heather Gargon

Gargon’s vast assortment of works include melancholy illustrations, youthfully designed puppets and cleverly imagineered installations. Her whimsical creatures could easily be understood by any child’s open mind, but Gargon is on a relentless mission to reach the youthful heart that beats in every adult.

The complicated mixture of wide-eyed innocence, bittersweet heartache and witty humor that resides in all of her pieces has certainly won me over.

And I can’t help but giggle a bit when I watch this video of her latest on-going project. Despite the sharp teeth and massive clawed hands, the large doe eyes of her beasts make them seem down-right cuddly. Gosh… I really want one as a pet!

Her clever work can also be viewed as regular window displays in SOHO at the men’s clothing store ‘Blue in Green.’

She is presently a part of the group show “Peripeteia | A Group Exhibition of White Rabbit Artists” curated by Samantha Levin.

White Rabbit
145 East Houston Street, NY
January 2nd – early march / opening reception is at 7pm on Jan 7th

Follow the links for information about and the group show “Peripeteia”

Gargon is part of a collective. Some of her work is featured at Fortoul Presents.

Gargon Notes:

Not including other artists or art, what inspires you?
The fact that there may be something bigger than this life inspires me. I want to evolve, I want to be there. What and who is in our lives is Temporary.
I used to have friendly competition in our studio with my X, who was a big influence in the theme of my work for years, but now I just compete with myself, see how much I can push the limits.

What is the part of your process you enjoy the most?
The part of the process I enjoy the most is rolling around in my bed dreaming of what I want to do, sometimes I end up not sleeping at all and start building or drawing.

… the least?
Some of the crap I have went through to get inspiration.

Thank you for your time Heather. I can’t wait to see what charming, heartfelt creature you birth next.