Alfred Harris - Plots and Plans
June 1 - July 16, 2011

First Thursday reception
July 6th, 2011
open until 8:00pm

Alfred Harris - _i_Plots and Plans__i_
In Plots and Plans, Alfred Harris’ abstract acrylic and collage works are the result of an involved, intuitive process that begins with painting spontaneous lines of varying weight and brilliant swatches of color on numerous sheets of found paper. He then edits and deconstructs these, turning them into pleasing collage elements. By composing these pieces in richly layered patterns, urging fragmented lines, edges and drips to relate to one another, Harris creates mysteriously personal maps- floor plans for small moments and large events in his own life. His works seem to trace a roundabout path with many turns and detours that at times recede below the surface to continue along in subterranean layers; ledger pages, map fragments and other artifacts act as clues along the way. In a final step, the works are coated with a resin that saturates and heightens the transparent qualities of the paper, melds seams together and hardens to a flawless, glossy sheen. The resulting pieces suggest unknown depths ripe for exploration.