Bradley Harms in Galleries West

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Maureen Latta for Galleries West: What does it mean to be a painter in an era when machines can make things better than humans? Vancouver-based Bradley Harms explores that question with acrylic paintings that evoke digital images yet bear a human imprint. “My work is about what it means to make a painting right now in a screen culture or a speed culture,” he says.

Harms produces what he calls either freestyle or line paintings. The freestyles are “playgrounds” that inform the more controlled line paintings, he says. Yet there’s humanity in the Ragged Edge, a series of shimmering line paintings with imperfections around the borders.

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