Kris Hargis
Making Room
November 4 - December 13, 2014
Exhibition tour and discussion with the artists
Saturday, November 8th, 2014
11am

Kris Hargis

Making Room, the latest body of portrait and still life works from Kris Hargis, arrives at a transformative moment for the artist. Having spent the last eighteen months at Boise State University in Idaho where he is pursuing a Master's degree in Fine Arts, Hargis' time in this environment sees him enriching his practice and delving deeper into familiar subjects.

Always superbly delicate, his vases of dried and wilting flowers and plants bristle with still finer detail. His self portraits are similarly sophisticated- Hargis conjures much humanity in his economical strokes of color. Thinly applied washes of oil and watercolor act as a translucent veil between exterior and interior- beating heart and coursing blood are just barely out of sight. Bright blue eyes seem to return this invasive gaze. Hargis notes that isolation and inclusion are both present in these works- alone, but seeking recognition, an invitation to commiserate.

Also included are three small sculptural works made of clay, wood, wax, bone fragments and other varied materials. These objects, roughly figurative, transmit much of the pensive life of Hargis' expert markmaking on paper to this newer media by way of a shoulder's slump, a head's thoughtful cant. 

Gladstone Iris Atlanta Bound
oil, grease pencil, colored pencil, conte crayon on paper
30 x 22 inches
SOLD
 
Winter Is Coming Winter Is Coming
oil, grease pencil on paper
30 x 22.5 inches
SOLD
 
Gladstone Iris Self In Paddy Cap
oil, grease pencil on panel
24 x 18 inches
SOLD
 
Gladstone Iris Long Needle Pine
watercolor, grease and colored pencil on paper
30 x 22 inches
SOLD
 
Gladstone Iris Ode to Beuys
oil, grease pencil, colored pencil, conte crayon on paper
30 x 22 inches
SOLD
 
Summer_s End Summer's End
watercolor, grease and colored pencil, conte crayon on paper
30 x 22 inches
SOLD
 
My ears a burnin_ Straight Ahead
grease & colored pencil, oil, conte crayon on paper
30 x 22 inches
SOLD
 
My ears a burnin_ My ears a burnin'
grease & colored pencil, oil, conte crayon on paper
30 x 22 inches
SOLD
 
Gladstone Iris Sittin' Tight
wood, clay, hemp, bone, colored pencil, encaustic, brick
20 x 17.5 x 9 inches
SOLD
 
Gladstone Iris Right Over Left
raw clay, adobe clay, wood, elk bone, wax, steel
22 x 6 x 4 inches
$900  
Gladstone Iris Man and Dog
clay, raw clay, adobe clay, wood, elk bone, wax
10 x 10 x 6 inches
$1,500  
Making Room Making Room
screen print
21 x 14.5 inches
$450  
Gladstone Iris Hill Road Bouquet
drypoint
11.75 x 10.38 inches
$300  
Gladstone Iris 24th Street Filbert
drypoint
11.63 x 8.5 inches
$300  
Gladstone Iris Taft Street Bouquet
drypoint
11.75 x 8.63 inches
$300