Fall at Harris Stanton Gallery
Our Cleveland gallery’s fall exhibition is all about organic elements and natural influences. It will feature works by Charity Thomas, Charlotte Lees and Beth Lindenberger.
Charity Thomas recently completed her MFA from Kent State University in Textiles. Materiality and process are at the forefront of this body of work. The pieces included feature embroidery and ink on paper, and they explore the notion of infinite growth. A minimalistic aesthetic is established with the use of a limited palette and unifying visual elements. The intended result is therapeutic. She states, “The visual effect of the work suggests energy and growth. Rich texture results from layers of information and the repetition of many small elements. These accumulations combine time and effort to create a contemplative whole, resulting in a body of work that feels meditative and intimate.”
Cleveland native Charlotte Lees received her MA from Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Her new freestanding and wall sculptures are created from intricately carved and painted wood. She mixes different types of hardwoods and metals and builds up layers of paint to achieve an antique look to the pieces. According to Lees, “My work is optimistic and people-oriented. There is a connection between man and nature.”
Beth Lindenberger’s porcelain ceramics are based on microorganisms and natural objects. The sharp and foreboding contrast with the voluptuous and inviting—much as they do in nature. The works are affected by placement and scale and interaction. Many of these pieces are “landscapes”—arrangements and groupings which may vary, with each installation.
This fall the Akron gallery will host a solo exhibition Forms and Field, Reflection of a Residency; Italy, new works by Maria Zanetta. Zanetta was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she studied fine arts at the National School for the Arts. The works in her upcoming exhibition focuses on printmaking and collage and are inspired by a yearlong stay in Italy. Her current landscapes feature Tuscan rolling hills, the Italian countryside and the picturesque streets and bridges of Rome. The nudes in the exhibition are inspired by the life drawing classes she attended while living in Rome and reflect her interest in the interplay among different mediums such as Japanese ink, collage, charcoal, pastels, watercolor and acrylic. The end result is a body of work that is bold, dynamic and multilayered.
MARIA ZANETTA: FORMS AND FIELD, REFLECTION OF A RESIDENCY; ITALY | OCTOBER 4–NOVEMBER 3
RECEPTION 5:30–8PM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4TH, 5:30-8PM
NEW WORKS BY CHARLOTTE LEES, BETH LINDENBERGER & CHARITY THOMAS | OCTOBER 18–NOVEMBER 17
RECEPTION 5:30–8PM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
Harris Stanton Gallery
2301 West Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44313
Harris Stanton Gallery Cleveland
1370 West 9th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44113