October 1 - 29, 2016
Exhibition Text Documentation

Ed. Varie presents

Paul Harris: Selections

October 1 - 29, 2016
Reception: Saturday, October 1, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, CA

Ed. Varie is pleased to present Selections, a solo presentation and survey of the work of American artist Paul Harris, as the guest gallery of Et al. etc. in the Minnesota Street Projects. Opening reception Saturday October 1st 6-8pm.

Paul Harris b. 1925 Orlando, FL. earned a B.F.A. and M.A., Painting and Sculpture, University of New Mexico, 1951, studied with Johannes Molzahn at the New School for Social Research, New York City and with Hans Hofmann in Provincetown, Massachusetts. His first exhibition was in 1953 at the Institute of Jamaica, Kingston. Harris received a Doctor of Education, Teaching Fine Arts, from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1955. Immediately following Harris became Editorial Associate at Art News, and mounted his first solo show in New York at Poindexter Gallery in 1958. Harris had four more solo exhibitions in New York, with the last in 1970. Harris dedicated more than half of his life to teaching at institutions such as New York University, University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco Art Institute. In 1968 Harris became a faculty member at California College of Art where he taught until 1992.

In over 60 years of art making and exhibition, critics, historians and colleagues have been unable to place Harris into one category or medium. Harris embraced an inter-disciplinary artistic practice, effortlessly transitioning from one medium to the next, a model that has only of recent become more accepted into the contemporary art world. Harris was a Fulbright professor in Chile, a MacDowell Colony resident, a Guggenheim recipient and a visiting artist at the Rinehardt School of Sculpture, Baltimore. His work is in the public collections of University of California Berkeley Art Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, The Museum of the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Neue Galerie der Stadt Aachen, Aachen, Germany, and University of New Mexico. Harris has exhibited in major museums within in the US and internationally including Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Padiglion d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, (with exhibition “Sculpture of the Sixties”, that also traveled to Philadelphia Museum of Art),Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, 1965 New York World’s Fair, Art Institute of Chicago, and Museum of Modern Art, New York.

The body of work that comprises Selections is a deliberate and intimate survey of Harris' work. Selections points Harris' practice as a sculptor working in bronze, drawings from the Paradise Series, that also have been reproduced as limited edition lithography prints, and pastel paintings from his most recent and last body of work, derivative of the Transcendental Painting School, in which he shared the stage with other American painters such as Diebenkorn, Denniston and Agnes Martin. Paul Harris, Selections, runs through October 29, 2016 at Et al. etc in the Minnesota Street Projects, 1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, CA.

Paul Harris lives in Bolinas, California with his wife Meme and dog Camilla.

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