The HSG Akron location will celebrate its winter exhibition featuring lit sculptures and new paintings by established artist: Mark Soppeland. His current work is engaged with three interconnected investigations. They are all related to his interests in found objects and images. Mark believes "the use of cultural detritus brings complex symbolic and cultural baggage to a meeting with efficiency and historical process, creating greater potential to evoke multiple levels of associative memories". This concern for memory is related to his larger investigation of the "mental processes that is at the core of our self-awareness, our sense of existence and the fragile nature of sanity".
We are excited to exhibit for the first time Mark Soppeland's newest investigation, his Organic Algorithm series of paintings. This series involves creating multiple layers of various materials: metallic pigments, paint, pencil, binders and paper that are repeatedly established and removed.
In our boutique gallery, we will show never previously exhibited select works by Marvin Jones. Marvin Jones began teaching art in 1964, and taught printmaking at Cleveland State University from 1974 until his death in 2005. He has had over 75 solo exhibitions in the U.S., Canada, and Europe, and his work is included in over 40 public collections throughout the world.
Harris Stanton Gallery in Cleveland is pleased to present the group show New Directions opening February 8. New Directions has quickly become a favorite exhibition of HSG viewers, as it always promises fresh perspectives and exciting work. This year's show is no exception. This exhibition will feature three talented emerging artists that have been locally trained in Northeast Ohio, Kate Snow (Zygote Press), Avin HannahSmith(Kent) and Shelby Solomon (Kent) all working in different media and styles.
Harris Stanton Gallery in Cleveland is pleased to present the opening of People, Places, and Things the first exhibition of our fall season. The group show featuring the work of Laura Ruth Bidwell, Chris Felver, and Rita Montlack is Harris Stanton's first photography exhibition in many years.
The Shape of Things, a two person exhibition, featuring new paintings and first time introduced iPad drawings by Christine Ries and new ceramic sculptures by Tara Lynn opens Thursday, September 7th with a wine and cheese reception from 5:30-8:00PM at our Akron gallery. In this show, Ries uses vibrant, surprising colors in her beautifully detailed paintings of environs that resonate with her. Using the coil method, Tara Lynn creates amorphous Chihuly-esque ceramic pots resembling abstracted flowers or foliage. Piza, Alexander Befelein, Courtlandt Swartz, Pierre Boncompain, and Miguel Olivares and many more!
The Akron location will be celebrating the occasion and its European roots with a special group exhibition featuring the best-selling international artists that have been with the gallery since its inception, as well as some exciting new artists. The 30th Anniversary International Exhibition begins with an opening reception on Thursday, June 1 and closes Saturday, July 15, 2017. Featured artists include world renowned Kurt Mair, Arthur Luiz Piza, Alexander Befelein, Courtlandt Swartz, Pierre Boncompain, and Miguel Olivares and many more!
The Cleveland location will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary with a special group exhibition featuring some of our top artists from Northeast Ohio from the past 30 years. The 30th Anniversary Regional Exhibition begins with an opening reception on June 8, 2017 and ends July 15, 2017. Artists participating in the show include Abbey Blake, Mindy Tousley, Mark Soppeland, Terry Klausman, Guerin Wolf, Lisa Kenion, Christine Ries, Julian Stanczak, Barbara Stanczak, Marvin Jones, and Jim Rehmus among many others.
The Akron location will celebrate the beginning of spring with a group show of vibrant and color-filled new paintings by established artists: Patricia Zinsmeister Parker and Wendy Chazin. Beneath the layers of paint, emerges the stories expressed by both artists embodied in the exhibition. Often autobiographical, the stories reveal much about the artist's life experiences that have shaped and influenced their art.
We are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Art-tini Auction. In April the Cleveland gallery will continue the tradition we have held at the Akron gallery for over two decades. Our Art-tini Auction (formerly known as the Absolute Art Auction) is a silent auction benefitting the Akron Art Museum at our Akron location. In Cleveland, we have selected Cleveland Arts Prize our first year here, and the Cleveland Institute of Art the second. Because of our commitment to fostering young artistic talent, this year, we have chosen to again create a Harris Stanton Gallery Scholarship to be awarded to a rising senior at the Cleveland Institute of Art as the beneficiary.
Harris Stanton Gallery in Cleveland is pleased to present the opening of Constructions featuring new work by local artists Lynn O'Brien and Meaghan Reed.
The Harris Stanton Gallery in Akron will be celebrating the beginning of the New Year with New Directions, an exhibition featuring emerging young artists that have received training from local art schools in the area. This annual exhibition will feature up and coming artists: Nathan Prebonick of the University of Akron, Natalie Petrosky of Kent State University, and Rachel Shelton of the Cleveland Institute of Art.
Harris Stanton Gallery's International Exhibition showcases exciting new artists and works from around the world. This season the show will feature new acquisitions from Paris, Barcelona, Germany and Italy. The International Exhibition represents the gallery's historical ties to Europe. The Harris·Stanton Gallery made its debut as the Evelyne Shaffer Gallery in 1987, owned by Evelyne Shaffer herself. Evelyne brought to Akron many European artists, with an emphasis in French art. In 1994, Meg Harris purchased the Evelyne Shaffer Gallery and shortly thereafter changed the name to the Harris·Stanton. The gallery continues to bring a global art presence to Northeast Ohio through Meg's frequent buying trips to Europe.
Beginning in November, the Akron location will display an exhibition featuring artists Abbey Blake and Linda Fischer working in the encaustic medium. Also known as hot wax painting, the encaustic process involves using heated wax to which colored pigments are added. In addition to working in the same medium, both artists also focus on structural forms to create their work.
Harris Stanton Gallery in Cleveland is pleased to present the two person exhibition Concepts, Toys and Collage: New Works by Mindy Tousley and Lisa Kenion. Long time Cleveland area artists, both woman have been artistic peers and friends for years. The exhibition will feature new collage works and rarely seen "toys" by Mindy Tousley as well as new works by Lisa Kenion in bronze as well as a brand new body of two dimensional works.
The Harris · Stanton Gallery is pleased to announce the 23rd Annual ART-tini Auction. Our ART-tini Auction (formerly known as the Absolute Art Auction) is a silent auction benefiting a local arts non-profit. We are delighted to announce that this year will benefit Summit Artspace, a community art center that brings together the public, local artists, art education, and arts organizations of the Greater Akron area in one shared space.
The Harris · Stanton Gallery in Akron will be honoring the late Catherine Gray Jackson with a special tribute exhibition including portraiture, landscapes, and whimsical subject matters. Born in 1922, Catherine lived a long and adventurous life as an artist and world traveler. She is the aunt of Akron Beacon Journal art and architecture critic, Dorothy Shinn.
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.
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.
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.