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Karen Kosoglad and Highlights from Spring Exhibitions

Enjoy a virtual tour of “Abstraction in the Real World,” an exhibition of new works by Karen Kosoglad at Harris Harvey Gallery in Seattle, Washington. Re-examining her roots as a painter, Kosoglad explores gestural abstractions based on observations of the landscape and studio still lifes, while merging her long-standing focus on the human figure into a new body of work. Her expressive style, which employs contour lines, painterly marks, and a moody color palette of bright, warm colors mixed with dark hues, exudes a mysterious harmony and contemplative attitude. The artist directly observes her real-life subjects, yet unravels that reality into visceral relationships between organic shapes and gestures. Also featured are “Highlights from Spring Exhibitions” including work by Joel Brock, John McCormick, Kim Osgood and Emily Wood. We are pleased to share with the public these highlights from recent exhibitions, which largely took place behind closed doors.

 

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A Visit with Karen Kosoglad

Enjoy an interview between Seattle-based artist Karen Kosoglad and Emily Taibleson (artist & model) at her studio about Kosoglad’s new paintings and the process of construction and deconstruction in her work. Re-examining her roots as a painter, Kosoglad explores gestural abstractions based on observations of the landscape and studio still lifes, while merging her long-standing focus on the human figure into a new body of work. Her expressive style, which employs contour lines, painterly marks, and a moody color palette of bright, warm colors mixed with dark hues, exudes a mysterious harmony and contemplative attitude. Kosoglad’s new exhibition, “Abstraction in the Real World” is on view through August 1, 2020.

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In the Gallery with Kim Osgood

The artist discusses her new works from the exhibition “Under the Volcanoes”

2:43 – You Witnessed Mt St Helens erupting from your backyard in Portland. 40 years later, why does that event still resonate with you?

5:43 – Though volcanoes signify upheaval, they are accompanied y symbols of renewal, growth, and journey.

7:40 – Can you describe the process you use to make your monotypes?

10:55 – You are most known for your monotypes, but for the past few years you have started to exhibit acrylic paintings as well. What appeals to you about this medium?

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount Saint Helens. Osgood witnessed this epic event from the deck of her house as a young adult. She experienced a powerful state of awe and wonder as ash filled the sky for hundreds of miles, and the top of the mountain was forever changed. As an avid climber, Osgood has summited the volcano on numerous adventures and appreciates its breathtaking power. Destruction, rebirth and cycles of nature are themes carried out in her acrylic paintings and monotypes shaped by this event. The exhibition includes Osgood’s signature still life monotypes that fuse abundance with vigorous color and joyous depictions of flowers, birds, and fruits.

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Kim Osgood – Installation Video

Enjoy a virtual tour of Under The Volcanoes, an exhibition of new works by Kim Osgood. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount Saint Helens. Osgood witnessed this epic event from the porch of her house as a young adult. She experienced a powerful state of awe and wonder as ash filled the sky for hundreds of miles and the top of the mountain was forever changed. As an avid climber, Osgood has summited the volcano on numerous adventures and appreciates its overwhelming power. Destruction, rebirth and cycles of nature are themes carried out in her acrylic paintings and monotypes influenced by this event. The exhibition also includes Osgood’s signature still life monotypes that celebrate abundance with energetic color and joyful depictions of flowers, birds, and fruits.

View the installation video here

Kim Osgood – Video

Portland-based printmaker Kim Osgood demonstrates her monotype technique layering inks of different viscosities which resist each other on a plexiglass plate then put through the printing press. The resulting artwork, “Bright Light,” was created in 2018.

View the video here.

Thomas Wood – Video

Thomas Wood shows off his printmaking technique with the creation of his epic etching and engraving “Marine Bouquet” in a vintage video.

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Kim Osgood – Video

Kim Osgood and her monotype process are featured in a 2005 segment on Oregon Broadcasting Company’s Oregon Art Beat, giving a glimpse into her studio.

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Kent Lovelace – In Memoriam

It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Harris Harvey Gallery artist Kent Lovelace has passed away. Kent Lovelace painted remarkable, luminous works with oil on copper, reviving a technique dating back to the Renaissance Era. He was a master lithographer, a pioneer in the Seattle gallery scene, a father, grandfather and friend.

A tribute to Kent’s life and achievements can be found here.