September 5 – 28
Opening Reception: First Thursday, September 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Harris Harvey Gallery is pleased to present BLOOM, by Richard Hutter. Seattle painter and printmaker, Hutter, creates abstract works with a bold graphic sensibility. Unified by an ongoing exploration of organic forms seen through an architectural lens, the work combines a range of mediums: painting, collage, printmaking, and drawing. Over his career, Hutter has constructed a unique visual language of floral shapes and clean, repetitive forms created using drafting tools. His vocabulary conflates minimal and pop aesthetics with nostalgic languages of images and writings from textbooks and encyclopedias. With a fondness for “found” imagery, Hutter often incorporates engineering texts and diagrams for mechanical objects that contrast with the florid and bulbous shapes he overlays. The artist’ love of surface, texture, and pattern dominates formal issues, symbolic, or conceptual concerns.
Above and Below
Three Decades of Work
October 3 – November 2
Opening Reception: First Thursday, October 3, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Harris Harvey Gallery is pleased to present Ed Kamuda, Above and Below, including work spanning a period of three decades (1994-2016). Established artist Ed Kamuda creates abstractions that reveal a reverence for nature and a mystic bent that link him to Northwest School of painters such as Guy Anderson, Morris Graves, and Mark Tobey. The Pacific Northwest forests, Cascade Mountains and fields of rural Washington, especially the Skagit Valley are the inspiration for his works. He is known for his use of simplified shapes that symbolically and pictographically convey the essence of the natural landscape and the human experience. Form and line are reduced to primitive, bold elements, sometimes playful, but ever sophisticated.
August 7 – 31
Second Thursday, August 8, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Harris Harvey Gallery is pleased to present Studies in Nature: Photographic Views, a group exhibition that examines beauty and complexity in nature through contemporary and antiquated photographic processes. Subjects explored include: the enduring landscape, underground ecosystems, delicate botanicals, bird portraits, intricate nest studies, and expressions of cyclical balance, order and disorder reoccurring in nature. Artists include: Peter de Lory • Joe Freeman Jr • Melinda Hurst Frye • Daniel J Gregory • Tara McDermott • Ron Reeder • Darryl Edward Schmidt • David W Simpson • Michelle Smith-Lewis • Peggy Washburn • Gina White