Delineated Daydreams

Exhibit by Jacob Garvin

Jacob Garvin’s simplistic approach to collage opens greater opportunities for the viewer to approach his pieces with their own imagination, interpretation, and experience.

Lobby Gallery
May 30 – July 14, 2023


During the Art Walks on June 9th and July 14th from 6:00-8:00pm.

Artist Statement

As a collage artist, I find comfort in the unknown – I explore this by frequenting thrift shops and yard sales. I search for books, magazines, brochures, and everything in between; flipping through their old dusty pages until I find an image that strikes me and inspires me to to bring it into a new light. I feel that not all art needs to have a deep meaning, and most of my pieces come from that point of view, often with a touch of humor. I hope the viewer can find a connection to my art in ways I could never imagine.

I am deeply inspired by textiles, shapes and protrusions that are unconventional to traditional collage, and have recently been adding these elements more aggressively following working in a larger scale. I want to bring a photograph to life, for the viewer to emotionally engage with the art in front of them, and feel the urge to physically touch (please refrain). By incorporating fabrics, gems, chains, rhinestones, and anything I can glue onto a wood panel – I find I’m able to bring people into my own imagination.

Artist Bio

Jacob Garvin is a collage artist based in Bozeman, Montana. With a background in glassblowing, he brings a unique perspective to his collage art, which he began while exploring the benefits of sobriety. While he focused mainly on collaging cats for the first 5 years of working in the medium he has since expanded in subject and dimension. He adds texture through a variety of materials, including textiles which are often thrifted, in order to bring in new depths and playfulness.

Jacob draws inspiration from a wide variety of sources, including literature, music, pop culture, and personal history. With a main focus of joy and contemplation, he mixes texture and color without intending for each piece to have a deep meaning.