Tim Harriss
New Paintings

Opening Reception: Friday, October 19, 7-9pm
Show runs through November 13, 2018

Artist Statement on “New Paintings” 2018

With my newest group of paintings, I have taken machine-aided abstraction to an extreme level. My interest in the Hockney-Falco thesis regarding the use of lenses to create optical distortion has long been at the root of my desire to create contemporary paintings. I literally reference the history of painting, changing known works into something new using current technology. My intent is to celebrate the painterly traditions, rich colors and textures of the past, while unabashedly warping the imagery to the point of abstraction.