Art Exhibition: Abstracted Strokes | Works by Wallace Harper
Location: Eurasian Interiors | Cornerstone, Sonoma
October 15 – November 20, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 15, 1 – 3pm
About the Exhibition:
Abstracted Strokes presents a series of unique drawings by Wallace Harper of Mare Island, California. Each singular work is created using a large Sharpie pen on fine art paper, resulting in an exploration of movement, complex patterns of light and dark, and elegant, layered abstraction. “I approached this series as a way to experiment with creating engaging pieces that would be direct, simple, and very spontaneous. I was looking to use the most basic element of drawing - what I call in these works as a dash mark – that would allow me to create a smooth, continuous fluid line. In addition, I wanted the works to project a sense of energy and overall harmony.”
About Wallace Harper:
Born in Columbia Missouri, he was raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
After earning a degree in studio art and a masters in art education from Florida Atlantic University, he worked in a wide range of arts-related fields. For 15 years he was the visual merchandising director for many boutique stores in Palm Beach (Polo, Hermes, Marc Cross, Gucci, Charles Jordan, Mondi, etc.), and taught studio art classes (2-D, 3-D, drawing, design) and art appreciation courses at Palm Beach Community College.
He was the Director of the Wolfson Galleries at the Miami Dade Community College and the Joy Moos Gallery in Miami. After leaving Miami, he was a curator for the San Francisco Airport Art Museums, where he curated the highly popular Martini Shaker show in the large gallery space in the United Airlines Concourse.
He has continuously produce art works throughout his career, spanning multiple media – digital photography, multi-media collage, and drawings.