Harris Stanton Cleveland celebrates first anniversary
This summer the Harris Stanton Gallery is celebrating its one year anniversary at our Cleveland location. It has been an exciting year and we have enjoyed sharing our exclusive international and local artists with the Cleveland community.
Opening May 29 and running through June at our Cleveland location, is our Tribute Exhibition honoring and celebrating our late artist Phyllis J. (P.J.) Rogers’s strong artistic legacy. The show will feature an array of work from all of her artistic periods including her early etchings and woodblocks, her velvety May Show award winning aquatints, complex and striking digital prints and whimsical sculptural work.
Two artists that can be considered both international and regional are Paul and Caroline Rowntree, whose work will be featured in an exhibition opening July 10, also at our Cleveland gallery. This English couple that currently reside in Ohio are both artists concerned with themes of nature, but use very different media and approaches. Applying very precise brushstrokes in oil on canvas, Paul focuses his work on the beauty in the small details of nature. One of his most explored subjects is reeds, and his unusual perspective makes you feel as though you are face to face with them, as though submerged in water. Caroline is inspired by the American tradition of quilt making. Beginning with an original photograph of a landscape, she digitally manipulates the color and “paints” in her image. The end result is vibrantly colored environs, often with large swaths of flat, bright hues ultimately resembling American quilts. Both artists take a traditional subject and translate it in inventive and non-traditional ways.
We have many new artwork arrivals for summer as well. One that we are particularly excited about on view in our Cleveland gallery is the supersized sculpture of nationally recognized ceramic artist, Deborah Masuoka. She is well known for her giant rabbit heads, considered powerfully reductive and conceptually complex. We have one of these, as well as a cat head, both of which need to be seen in person in order to appreciate their extraordinary scale.
We are pleased to announce that we have been selected to be the area’s exclusive distributor of the works of Paul-Henri Bourguignon, a Belgian born and Columbus based artist who recently had a retrospective at the Columbus Museum of Art. His subjects range from traditional European and Haitian landscapes to more contemporary, abstracted figurative work.
Harris Stanton Gallery
2301 W Market Street
Akron, OH 44313
Harris Stanton Gallery Cleveland
1370 West 9th St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
28th Annual International Exhibition May 1-May 30
Art-tini Auction September 18-25
PJ Rogers Tribute Exhibition May 29- June 27
Caroline and Paul Rowntree July 10-August 8