OPENING THIS WEEK - HARDY MARBLES - BRADLEY HARMS
MAY 9 - JUNE 8
OPENING RECEPTION MAY 9, 6-8PM
W I N S O R G A L L E R Y
258 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, V5T 1A6
Winsor Gallery is pleased to present Hardy Marbles, a solo exhibition of painting by Bradley Harms.
While Harms’ works exude a sense of technological awareness, they are simultaneously seductive and alchemical in ways that only paintings can be. In his unique hybridization of styles, Harms references digital tropes by creating elaborate systems entirely by hand. These painted structures vacillate between surface assertion and spatial invitation, and subsume the modernist impulse in their additive – as opposed to reductive – nature.
At their very core, Harms’ paintings explore the simplicity of relationships within a world whose reality rides on vast, complex tracts of both visible and invisible information. These are perfectionist works that extol imperfect formal and social realms. They are slick as well as sincere, diagrammatic as well as sensual, and are starkly self-conscious about their identity as abstract paintings. In approaching the art form from the pardox of these angles, Harms both works out of and makes reference to our world of multiplicities.