Select artworks drawn from private collections
and artist estates of the Northwest
January 9 – 25, 2020
Opening Reception: Second Thursday, January 9, 6 – 8 pm
Provenance Sundays: special hours January 12 & 19, 11 am – 4 pm
Harris Harvey Gallery is pleased to present Provenance. This exhibition gathers together a unique selection of artworks drawn from private collections and artist estates in the Northwest. The provenance of an artwork typically captures the object’s history of ownership all the way back to the artist’s studio. This includes significant exhibitions and venues in which the artwork has been seen, and collections or collectors’ hands in which it has belonged. Frequently, the story of an artwork’s life is an intriguing supplement to its aesthetic charms.
Night on the Sun
February 6 – 29, 2020
Opening Reception: First Thursday, February 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Harris Harvey Gallery is pleased to present “Night on the Sun,” an exhibition of new works by painter Gregg Laananen. Laananen breathes life and color into the Pacific Northwest landscape with his visceral interpretations of mountain ranges, forests, and coasts, often experienced on the cusp between day and night, as the sun goes down.
The artist finds inspiration on his outdoor journeys, frequently in the woods. As he walks along the damp forest floor, he discovers the world of tiny glowing mushrooms, lichens and licorice ferns on an old cedar stump, or the continuous chatter of a creek in the mountains. These poignant revelations are somewhat like personal events that lead to drawings or oil sketches, and eventually larger paintings. Drawn from these moments, the artist’s attempt to paint the souls of these things is paramount to his artistic process.
December 5, 2019 – January 4, 2020
In Blue: Landscapes of the Northwest, Hart James explores the inherent connection between the individual and their home, the Earth. James paints with a deep knowledge of the Northwest Mystics. She paints in an abstract manner to carry this tradition forward to the present. James’s work speaks of the energy of nature—the current of the water, the flow of the air over us, and the rock formations that form the foundation under our feet.
Also featured at Harris Harvey Gallery is the Small Works: Group Exhibition. These collectible pieces by west coast artists are perfect gift opportunities for the Holidays. The exhibition will include a wide array of subjects, styles and mediums including: painting, photography, printmaking, and mixed media works.