Gar Waterman’s sculpture explores organic form in a combination of natural phenomena, and sensual devotion to the tactile possibilities of material. Waterman spent a year in Tahiti as a kid, where he experimented a daily contact with the exotic flora of the Polynesian landscape, the barrier reefs of the South Pacific, and their fish, rays, sharks, and corals. Several years later, Waterman moved to Italy, where he lived for seven years and learned to carve stone. A foundation of ocean imagery experienced first-hand over a lifetime of diving, infuses his sculpture with marine forms, from fish, and squid, to the spiral perfection of shells.
His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibits including Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT, Gallery 195, New Haven, CT, Greer Museum of Art, Rio Grande, Ohio, Alexi von Schlippe Gallery, Groton, CT, Alva Gallery, New London, CT, Pfizer Corporate Gallery, Groton, CT, Boch Gallery, Hollywood, FL, Williams Gallery, Princeton, NJ, Green Gallery, Guilford, CT, Zoon Gallery, New Haven, CT, South Wharf Gallery, Nantucket Island, MA, Peyton-Wright, Santa Fe, NM, 101 Wooster St. Gallery, New York, NY, Art Horizons International, New York, NY, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, Warwick Museum of Art, Warwick, RI, Boston Fine Arts Museum, Benefit Exhibitor, Boston, MA, Montserrat College of Art Gallery, Beverly, MA, Elarslie Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ, Genest Gallery, Lambertville, NJ, Carnegie Center Gallery, Princeton, NJ, Art Ventures Gallery, Princeton, NJ, Jaffray Park Gallery, Irvington, NY and Ann Reid Gallery, Princeton, NJ. He has won numerous awards and his work is in many private as well as public collections.