November 7 – 30, 2019
Opening Reception: First Thursday, November 7, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Saturday, November 9 at 1 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.
BLUE: Landscapes of the Northwest
Small Works: Group Exhibition
December 5, 2019 – January 4, 2020
Opening Reception: First Thursday, December 5, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Artist Talk with Hart James: Saturday, December 14 at 1 pm
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.
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.