Anatomy and Art

a blog by Sara Egner

Discovering Chris Guarino at Art On 5th

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We had an exhibit in South Austin not long ago that featured some Salvador Dali works.  And while those were great, and while I was also excited to find some Dr. Seuss works in the same show.  I wanted to type a bit about someone you may not be so familiar with already.  As you first walked in to Art On 5th (which isn’t actually on 5th St at all, but that’s not really important right now), it was impossible not to be taken with a sculpture.

awesome lotus sculpture

The piece is called “Undersea Queen” and it’s beautiful.  It was not only strikingly eye catching as you walked in, but the included detail continued to impress as you came in for a closer look.

close up of awesome sculpture

Having spent a lot of time doing anaplastology work, it was clear that these details were taken as impressions, and then worked into the sculpture.  That’s the kind of detail that impresses me, so I wanted to know who this artist was.

So now I’m going to share with all of you, the work of Chris Guarino, who seems to have roots in Denver, San Francisco, Chicago, and now also Austin.  I have to admit, I half expected to find a fellow biomedical visualization alum when I saw Chicago mentioned on his website.  This is just such an exquisite use of impression taking and casting for fine art sculpture.  But instead I found his site on life casting.  So I just wanted to draw a little extra attention where attention is due.  I’m refraining from reposting any images directly from his website here, but please do take a look at the linked sites here.  There are some fantastic pieces in there.

Chris Guarino is also planning an upcoming solo showing at the same location this May 21st which will include work from his Masquerade series, as well as some new pieces.

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March 16th, 2016 at 6:22 pm

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  1. Hello Sara!

    Thank you again for posting about my work. I was wondering if you had gotten a moment to stop by the “From the Unknown” exhibition art Art on 5th. It runs until June 18th. I’d love to hear what you think about it.

    Chris Guarino

    2 Jun 16 at 9:43 am

  2. I haven’t yet, but I’m so happy to hear that it’s still there! I have been out of town, but look forward to seeing it now 🙂


    3 Jun 16 at 11:11 pm

  3. Oh wow, I finally made it over there today. So lovely! So fun!


    7 Jun 16 at 9:51 pm

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