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, Everything 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.
Aug 7 – 31
Opening reception: Second Thursday, August 8, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Harris Harvey Gallery is pleased to present Studies in Nature: Photographic Views, a group exhibition that examines beauty and complexity in nature through contemporary and antiquated photographic processes. Subjects explored include: the enduring landscape, underground ecosystems, delicate botanicals, bird portraits, intricate nest studies, and expressions of cyclical balance, order and disorder reoccurring in nature. Artists include: Peter de Lory • Joe Freeman Jr • Melinda Hurst Frye • Daniel J Gregory • Tara McDermott • Ron Reeder • Darryl Edward Schmidt • David W Simpson • Michelle Smith-Lewis • Peggy Washburn • Gina White
A Group Exhibition
July 5 – Aug 3
Opening Reception: Second Thursday, July 11, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Harris Harvey Gallery is pleased to present Summer Reflections, A Group Exhibition encompassing a wide swath of subjects, styles and mediums including: painting, photography, printmaking, and mixed media works. Artists include: Kathryn Altus • Terry Furchgott • Richard Hutter • Ed Kamuda • Karen Kosoglad • Gregg Laananen • Peter de Lory • John Lysak • John McCormick • Richard Morhous • Linda Jo Nazarenus • Kim Osgood • Christine Sharp • Lois Silver • David W Simpson • Lisa Snow Lady • Wendy Thon • Emily Wood • Thomas Wood
Carole Barrer & Mark Butler
June 6 – 29
Expanse highlights two artists who explore space and color through meditations on nature, Carole Barrer and Mark Butler. Barrer’s paintings convey a sense of natural phenomena with interplay of color. Small intricacies of nature such as a wisp of cirrus cloud, transformed by changing light; filtered green sunlight in a deep forest; breeze rippled water; the variegated fur of a dog’s haunch are abstractly portrayed in her works.
Inspired by the sublime qualities of nature, Mark Butler’s atmospheric landscape paintings reveal his creative vision through loose layers of calligraphic brushwork that create pictorial depth which is both intimate and expansive. Subtle traces of color and form suggest a hillside, dense foliage, or the water’s edge attuning the viewer to memory, meditation, and meaning that is open for interpretation.
May 2 – June 1
Harris Harvey Gallery presents Intimate Interiors: Women at Home by figurative painter Terry Furchgott. This narrative work captures secret moments of women alone in the most intimate of domestic interiors, evoking with solitude and silence a mutual relationship between that space we call “home” and the person who inhabits it. Shining a light on the quiet power of the Feminine, these images transform personal daily rituals and those everyday domestic tasks often called “women’s work” into moments of great beauty and dignity.ation.
April 4 – 27
In Wander, Seattle-area artist Christine Sharp shows recent oil paintings that meld abstraction with representation of the landscape. Her vivid paintings interpret the topography of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Through use of bold color and pattern she translates her scenes. Fragmented forms are arranged into harmonious compositions, where unconventional shapes and colors that interlock to ultimately define the scene.
March 7 – 30
Ever-inventive and experimental, Seattle artist Richard Morhous will be exhibiting a new collection of paintings within The Color of Light dominated by active line work informed by the process of drawing. A testament to the power of color and his ability to render dynamic light, the artist’s newest works are explorations of urban spaces and geometric forms which balance on the cusp of abstraction and minimalism.
John Lysak & Kent Lovelace
January 24 – March 2
Harris Harvey Gallery presents Natural Dialogue, a dual artist exhibition celebrating the works of Northwest artists John Lysak and Kent Lovelace (1953-2017). Exploring the natural world through the media of printmaking and painting, the artists maintained a symbiotic relationship throughout their professional careers as both colleagues and friends.
December 6 – January 19
Harris Harvey Gallery is pleased to present Northwest Landscape Paintings and Early Prints, which brings together two spheres of Thomas Wood’s artistic production. Recent oil paintings of the Washington landscape are exhibited alongside a collection of prints from early in his artistic career. Intaglio printmaking and oil painting are pursuits that he maintains simultaneously, balancing the meticulous detail of copper plate etching with the looser touch of his painterly oils.