OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, October 19, 7 to 9pm
With his newest group of paintings, Harriss takes machine-aided abstraction to an extreme level. His interest in the Hockney-Falco thesis regarding the use of lenses to create optical distortion has long been at the root of a desire to create contemporary paintings. He references the history of painting, changing known works into something new using current technology. His intent is to celebrate the painterly traditions, rich colors and textures of the past, while unabashedly warping the imagery to the point of abstraction.