Harris Harvey Gallery is temporarily closed. However, our staff remains available to assist you for questions, or remote consultation
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We would like to share a few of the ways that Harris Harvey Gallery can assist you and continue to support artists while the physical gallery is temporarily closed:
• Our website and social media accounts remain great ways to discover new art. Browse our artists page to experience artworks by all of our West Coast artists. Current exhibitions by John McCormick and Joel Brock can be experienced digitally by clicking the images below
• Consider purchasing a gift certificate to help support the gallery alongside its artist community and select your artwork down the road. Gift certificates in any denomination can be ordered online, by phone or email. Click here!
• High quality images, artwork details, and even videos can be emailed to you by request
• With a photograph of your space, we can create a digital mock-up of artwork placed to scale in your environment
• We offer consultations by phone or video
• We can fulfill purchase requests by phone or email, including arrangements for low-cost domestic shipping of artworks
We appreciate your patronage and support during this uncertain time. Stay safe, be well.
March 5 – 28, 2020
Opening Reception: First Thursday March 5, 6-8 p.m.
John McCormick is a Northern California painter who is best known for his luminous landscapes of vast vistas featuring wetlands, hills and valleys, and the sea. His oil paintings convey a sense of the sublime in nature and as such are a subjective response to nature rather than documentation of the world he sees. Using finely tuned compositional elements, and tonal color, McCormick creates work that is a synthesis of contemporary and classical impulses. In addition to landscapes, the exhibition will introduce variations on the theme of the nature, such as birds, and botanicals. Focusing on a singular element offers a closer study and deeper union with those often overlooked parts of our everyday conversation with the world around us. Each image is first rendered with a traditional, refined stylization and is then deconstructed with painterly effects by degrees of aggressive paint application achieved with palette knives, rollers, and spatulas.
March 5 – 28, 2020
Also featured are collectible works by artist, Joel Brock (1961- 2013). Utilizing pastel, charcoal, graphite, acrylic, and gesso, Brock created light-filled compositions based upon observations of architecture, still life, and the landscape. Important to him were the possibilities a given subject affords to play with light, shape, and form. His tendency toward abstraction, especially in his later works, is evident in compositions with strong geometry and gestural mark making.
From Here to There and Back Again
Exhibition details to be announced
Tacoma native, Emily Wood explores lands that are most familiar to her in order to discover them in new ways. Her paintings portray scenes of mountain lakes, tree-lined ridges, winding rivers, coastal views, and cultivated fields from Oregon to Montana to Eastern and Western Washington. She depicts them with varied brush technique, and dynamic compositions. Wood’s oil paintings are characterized by a saturated palette, simplified shapes and deepening shadows.
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.