CAN Triennial Dealer Guide: Harris Stanton Gallery

The Harris Stanton Gallery is now celebrating over thirty years of offering the finest original artwork to its international clientele. We opened in 1987 in Akron and expanded to our second location in Cleveland in 2014. Additionally, we participate in art fairs in New York City to expose our artists to a more widespread audience. The gallery’s eclectic collection of regional and international fine art ranges in style from traditional to abstract contemporary and includes paintings, drawings, original graphics, sculpture, glass, photography, and ceramics.

Three of the artists we will exhibit during the CAN Triennial are Khehla Chepape Makgato, Alexander Befelein and Julian Stanczak.

Khehla Chepape Makgato, Mphimiphi. Mixed media on canvas 25″ x 23″, 2018

Khehla Chepape Makgato is an up-and-coming South African artist who is gaining international recognition. He has exhibited on three continents and was featured on CNN International for his innovative use of recycled materials and his promotion of the arts in South Africa.

German artist Alexander Befelein is a master of watercolors but is best known for his subtle etchings of the cities he has visited, capturing in a few delicate strokes the essence of place. He has regularly exhibited in numerous galleries in Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria, Japan, and the United States.

Julian Stanczak, Brim Variant. Silkscreen on plastic, 34″ x 34″, 1973

After escaping a Siberian labor camp during World War II where he permanently lost the use of his right arm, Julian Stanczak moved to the United States in 1950 and earned degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) and Yale University. His meticulously crafted perceptual art—layered patterns of color with effects of transparency and light—represents a conscious decision to leave his wartime experiences behind him. Stanczak’s work has been extensively exhibited internationally and is represented in more than 85 museums and 100 public collections. His mural Canvas City has been repainted in downtown Cleveland as part of the FRONT exhibition.


Harris Stanton Gallery

2301 West Market Street

Akron, Ohio 44313


Harris Stanton Gallery Cleveland

1370 West 9th Street

Cleveland, Ohio 44113