"Signal" is part of my current body of work, "In Starlight." This piece incorporates geometric lines that reference architecture in areas. The yellow form serves as the beacon, or signal, welcoming the viewer into the comfort of its light. Signal has a heavy impasto texture built of multiple layers.

This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang.

- John Gardner


Acrylic painting on wood

Signed on back

24" h x 18" w x 1.5" d
2 lbs. 0 oz.



John Gardner
Peru, Nebraska

Getting to Know John

John’s meticulous collages are crafted from vintage materials such as old textbooks, magazines, found paper, and even embroidery. The resulting images exist in another world characterized by a magical, cinematic quality. Each piece creates a unique story that teeters on the edges of surrealism and science fiction. The viewer is left contemplating the relationship between the shapes and figures in the scenes. John’s collages are further marked by their clean aesthetics and precise execution. He works out of studios in both New York and Nebraska, where he is an Assistant Professor at Peru State College.