The Harris · Stanton Gallery in Akron is pleased to present its Annual exhibition of famed international artists for the 29th year. Traditionally the International Exhibition showcases exciting new artists and works from around the world. This year we will feature artists such as Pierre Boncompain, Paul-Henri Bourguignon, Michel Guyon, Kurt Mair, Lynn Shaler, among many more.
As one of our most sought after international artists, we have represented Befelein's detailed etchings of city scenes from all over the world for many years. He draws his inspiration from his travels and the architecture he has seen along the way. His incredibly detailed etchings of cityscapes are infused with vibrancy from depictions of the traces that each generation leaves on a place and the individuality those remnants give a city. His work is not completely representational, but recognizable. He uses artistic license with details in the architecture, the placement of the buildings themselves, a tilted vantage point and the inclusion of small words. We are excited to not only show his etchings, but for the first time also exhibit his original watercolors for the occasion. Cities to be featured in the exhibition are; Athens, Boston, Dubai, Florence, Istanbul, Paris, London, and Washington DC just to name a few.
Klausman is largely a self-taught artist. He began his career as an artist by making abstract welded and machined steel sculpture. An accident at work which almost severed a finger on his dominant hand forced him into a different medium. While his hand healed, he began drawing with his opposite hand, making simple repetitive marks which were influenced by the minimalist artists that he admires. The marks formed lines reminiscent of barbed wire or stitches which can be seen as a reflection of his healing process.
The Akron Gallery will pay tribute to the late local artist, Miller Horns, in a special exhibition. Part of the gallery's proceeds will be donated to The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve to help Miller become an archived artist and secure his legacy in Northeast Ohio. Akron resident and Cleveland Institute of Art trained, Miller specialized in experimental prints using photographs and electrostatic collage, often introducing autobiographical elements.
Over 80 outstanding works by international and regional fine artists and craftspeople represented by the Harris · Stanton Gallery will be available for bidding. The work will be on display at the gallery starting Friday, April 8. Silent bidding will continue for a week and culminate with a martini tasting party on Friday April 15, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. The general public is invited to enjoy the fun, festivities and bidding for a $15.00 admission charge. This admission charge is fully donated to the Harris Stanton Gallery Scholarship Fund.
The Harris-Stanton Gallery in Akron is celebrating spring with the opening of "Aweiward." The exhibition will display the landscape paintings and pastels of Peninsula artist, Jim Rehmus and nature inspired ceramics of Toledo artist, Kristin Kowalski. The title of the exhibition, "Aweiward", is a Middle English word that means "to go away from" or when applied to a person translates to "on a different path".
Harris Stanton Gallery in Cleveland is pleased to present the group show New Directions opening February 12. This exhibition will feature four talented emerging artists that have been locally trained at Northeast Ohio art schools, Charity Thomas (Kent), Phil Soucy (CIA), Grace Summanen (Kent) and Eric Ford (Akron) all working in vastly different media.
The Harris-Stanton Gallery in Akron is celebrating one of our most beloved artists with a career retrospective. Barbara Gillette has been a force in the Ohio art scene for more than 25 years and has been represented by the Harris-Stanton Gallery since 1993. She was the 2011 recipient of the Akron Area Arts Alliance award for Outstanding Visual Artist. She is a member of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve and her work has been included in shows at The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Butler Museum, Canton Art Institute, The Riffe Gallery in Columbus, Spaces, and The Southern Ohio Museum in Portsmouth.
The featured artist of the exhibition, Japanese printmaker, Yuji Hiratsuka, combines the methods of chine collé, and intaglio etching to create humorous images which whimsically draw from the ancient and the contemporary to express "the mismatched combinations and hodgepodge which is Japanese daily life". His figural works combine the traditional Japanese ukiyo-e style with the edginess of 21st century life.