Alfred Harris
Hope and Glory
August 30 - September 28, 2013

Seattle artist Alfred Harris returns to Froelick Gallery with Hope and Glory, his sixth solo exhibit with us. Utilizing a variety of found papers painted with spontaneous brushstrokes, he pieces together elaborately structured, maplike compositions. Combining disparate elements of texture, color and pattern, Harris seeks a sense harmony through layering these sheets, then coating them with resin which saturates and offers a murky view of fibers and hues at various depths. He describes his color selections as “old fashioned”- informed by the look of old cars and colors encountered when scraping house paint. These works exist in the confluence of sharp-edged, knowing design and the intuitive, visceral hand of the artist.