October 17, 2013—November 27, 2013 | Reception Thursday, October 17th, 6-8pm
James Harris Gallery is pleased to present our first solo exhibition by Roy Dowell. The exhibition will include painting, sculpture and collage: key elements of the artist's practice. For over 30 years, Roy Dowell has been making pictures, primarily collages and paintings that continue his signature exploration of his interest in modernism. His two-dimensional works combine illusionistic space through layering of images, geometric and biomorphic shapes along with patterning. His works are undeniably abstract but referential material often appears in his compositions to wrestle with pictorial space where everything happens inside painting itself. His two-dimensional works address the space within a flat surface and requires the viewer to participate in deciphering the fore, middle and far ground within it. His compositions explore pictorial structure. Only recently has he turned to sculpture to explore these ideas. All of his work shows us how he translates familiar elements and their many associations into abstract form.