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.
Everything Changes, Every Thing Dreams
November 7 – 30, 2019
Opening Reception: First Thursday, November 7, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Harris Harvey Gallery is pleased to present Charles Emerson, Everything Changes, Every Thing Dreams. Emerson is a Pacific Northwest painter who creates richly hued abstract paintings that describe ethereal and atmospheric spaces. Embracing color as the foundation of his work, Emerson builds his compositions by applying layers of subtly varied tones that shift with light. His paintings contain terrestrial forms, celestial shapes, and painterly marks, each depicting an emotive microcosm with every varying palette. His paintings are reflections on personal experiences and an engagement with the concept that “nothing ever stays the same.” Emerson uses painting both as a visual diary—recording places, significant moments, and interpersonal interactions—as well as a part of a spiritual search where one can transcend the here and now.
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.