Opening Reception: Saturday September 16, 2006 from 1 to 4 pm Bradley Harms in attendance
Newzones Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings by Calgary-based Bradley Harms.
Using acrylics and contrasting warm and iridescent colours such as baby blues and 70's brown, Harms's paintings are perfect examples of Canada's new abstraction painting. While almost appearing manufactured or digitally rendered, first appearances can be deceiving. Instead, each piece is meticulously rendered by hand making Harm's work is as much about craft as it is about the motion of emotions. Drawing on techniques borrowed from op-art and colour theory, meaning shifts with movement as tiny lines of paint blur into each other and shift optically with the viewer's every blink.
Born in 1971, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Bradley Harms received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary in 1996 and his Masters of Fine Arts from the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been exhibited through North America and Europe. His work can be found in many international public collections such as the Canada Council's Artbank (Ottawa, ON), Alberta Foundation for the Arts (Edmonton, AB), the NickleArtsMuseum (Calgary, AB), University of Western Sydney (Sydney, Australia) and TamaArtUniversity (Tokyo, Japan).