Mark Harrington: Broken - Ground

PRESS RELEASE

(Los Angeles) - Edward Cella Art + Architecture is pleased to announce Mark Harrington: Broken - Ground, an exhibition featuring recent works by the Californian born, German based artist. Harrington investigates the intersection of the plastic and the abstract, creating works that are both sculptural and painterly in their execution. With an interest in traditional fresco techniques, and the use of self-made tools and implements, Harrington creates process oriented works that build surface tensions which oscillate between varying degrees of opacity and transparency.

Harrington creates striated matt surfaces with a minimal approach to composition. Building accretions of paint, and stripping them away through a physically engaged scraping technique, the artist’s works propose a dialogue between the illusory and the concrete. Bands of transparent distressed color are set against the sculptural nature and sediment of his materials. Investigating the interaction of color and line, the artist’s large scale abstractions focus on space, pictorial depth and light.

The artist engages the tenets of high modernist painting through a contemporary re-visitation of process. With an interest in techniques that reveal the distinctive, and idiosyncratic, signs of physical action, Harrington delivers evocative monochromatic planes of receding color and depth.

Mark Harrington has exhibited internationally, and has taught extensively at fine art academies and schools of design throughout England, Spain, and Norway. His work was included in the 2004 Norwegian Arctic Biennial, and he was most recently the subject of a solo exhibition, Untitled Journey, in 2012 at the Bakersfield Museum of Art. In 2011 Harrington was the subject of a major retrospective at the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art in Bremen, Germany. In 2008, the artist was featured in another notable solo museum exhibition entitled The shadow – Line, at the San Jose Museum of Art.

 

Concurrently on View:
Chris Trueman: Beneath the Skin

 

Special Exhibition Events:
Mark Harrington Artist Talk
Saturday March 8 at 5pm

Please join us in conversation with the artist, Saturday March 8 at 5:30 pm in the gallery.


Chris Trueman Artist Talk
Saturday April 12 at 5pm

Please join us in conversation with the artist and exhibition curator Carl Berg, Saturday April 12 at 5pm in the gallery.


For press inquiries, images, or general questions contact:
Carl Berg / 323.525.0053
carl@edwardcella.com