Opening Reception: 1pm - 4pm Bradley Harms in attendance
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art is pleased to present Bradley Harms: IDIOLECT, a solo exhibition of paintings by the artist. The exhibition opens on Saturday September 20 and continues through October 18, 2003.
Bradley Harms successfully completed his MFA at the prestigious School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003. He also attended University of Calgary where he received his BFA with distinction in 1996. He has been a part of numerous group and solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally. His exciting abstract paintings can be found in public collections in Canada, Australia, and Japan.
Bradley Harms’ energetic abstraction and attention to the application of paint create an awareness of the surface, pushing the boundaries of conventional painting techniques. His contemporary use of a variety of alternative media causes the viewer to question where painting has come from an, more importantly, where it is going. Everything from glass beads to barbeque paint is blended to create dynamic, textural surfaces that are intriguing as they are beautiful.
As Harms notes, “It is my intention to refer to imagery in a representational context as well as acknowledging the abstract notions of visualizing. Any apparent representation may become simply a mark within a greater context, where the physicality of the paint, and the surface, highlight its ability to become something other than only what it represents”.