A solo exhibition of richly layered, gestural abstract paintings by Krista Harris that seek to reinterpret the world we live in, juxtaposing the organic and geometric, patterns in nature and man-made structures, finding balance between nature and technology.
March 25 - May 30 Retracing My Steps: Krista Harris
Colorado-based artist Krista Harris’ richly layered, gestural abstract paintings seek to reinterpret the world we live in, acting as visual responses to dormant memories of people, places, and experiences. While her earliest paintings explored realistic representations of the figure and landscape, Harris’ current body of work embraces a newfound freedom of expression through its non-objectivity. Juxtaposing the organic and geometric, patterns in nature and man-made structures, she uses a variety of media in a collage-like manner. Bold, saturated swaths of color tangle with atmospheric, translucent glazes; graphic marks of the hand collide and intersect with subtler calligraphic lines, echoing the ways in which, “ ... our roads seem to double back and crisscross over paths of earlier years.” The resulting surface is a textured road map of reconnection. With a clarity and maturity born of distance and time passed, this exhibition follows the artist on a journey of not exactly going home again, but of retracing her steps.