New works by Mitchell Albala
April 7 – May 1, 2011
Opening Reception: April 7, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, Seattle, WA 98101
206.443.3315 • email@example.com
Artist’s Talk: Tuesday April 19, 7 pm. In this hour-long presentation, I’ll talk about my creative process and the challenges of the “In Sunlight” series. Plus, I’ll show studies and source photos of the subjects that inspired the paintings.
Preview all the paintings in the exhibit.
As in my previous three exhibits at Lisa Harris Gallery, this latest collection of work continues to explore the natural world through abstract patterns and rich atmospheres. But in this new series, which I call “In Sunlight,” I am experimenting with alternative ways to capture the illusion of natural light. In many paintings, traditional value relationships (light and dark) are almost completely abandoned in favor of saturated colors, modulated primarily with subtle hue and temperature differences. My goal was to create works that not only represent daylight, but appear to glow with the brilliance of glaring sun.