You cannot simply categorize Gary, a writer, a painter, or a photographer. They all roll into one, with different emphasis in different stages, or circumstances, playing more or less parts within his rich life of being. But I can say with certainty, that he's one of the few artists I've met in my life with really good visuals, in other words, he's a pretty good photographer. In truth, not many people who know Gary are aware of this. He sort of demonstrated this in an earlier project called BRIEF CANDLES: 100 Very Short plays. The plays were published online in MONDAY ARTPOST on a weekly basis, from 2012 to 2014. In this body of work, he was the director, set designer, painter, script writer and sometimes even acted as the self-appointed protagonist.
In between November and December 2014, we organized an exhibition of BRIEF CANDLES: Sets and Texts at INDEXG. Fifteen images were exhibited with the scripts. Today, we open the Year 2021 with an online exhibition, reintroducing this delicious series, revisiting a number of acts selected from the plays.
Now, with everything ready, the characters standby on stage and the lights are positioned, Smilingly, and with grace, Gary the director/photographer proceeds to frame the scene.