MASKING #2 by David Harrison ASA, watercolour and graphite, 23″ x 30″, 2020.
LINES OF FORCE: WORKS ON PAPER
A Solo Exhibition by David Harrison MA, ASA, SCA, CSPWC
A major focus of my studio practice has been in discovering the visual potency of
geometry as an armature or scaffold in building creative solutions.
Geometric grids have become a starting point of investigations into melding both graphite and
watercolour media together with the heavy incising of lines and the use of perforation to re
enforce the image. This unique approach has then progressed into using large colour fields
with multiple overlays of powdered graphite and air brushed screens.
The evolution of grids during the Covid era have shown a growing tension with exterior forces
being evident, and the imagery becoming non objective.
Magnetic lines of force have been a lifelong fascination to me as has the earths hidden energy
flow shaping both our physical and personal worlds. It is this hidden energetic force which
directs my image making in both objective and non objective configurations.
My submissions show an evolution of grid structures from objective to non objective in nature
and yet building the invisible forces informing our daily lives.
David is an art educator trained in the British arts and crafts tradition. After teaching in London he emigrated to Canada where he earned an MA at the University of Calgary.
An elected member of the Alberta Society of Artists, the Society of Canadian Artists, and the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, David has been successful in having work juried into international exhibitions, national exhibitions as well as juried traveling exhibitions. He has won national awards for his work. He attended two Emma Lake workshops and has recently been elected a member of ‘Group Nine’, a Calgary collective.
October 1 – November 20, 2021
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