Jane Harris – Paso Doble


Jane Harris / Paso Doble / 2006 / oil on canvas / 30 x 34 inches

Tony Marsh / Crucible series Jadeite / 2018 / multiple fired clay and glaze / 15 x 14 x 15 inches

Installation View / Linda Sormin & Tony Marsh

The oil paintings of British artist Jane Harris are a dazzling collision of  brushed geometric shapes floating on a ground of contrasted color. The elliptical shape is meticulously brushed with a continuous vertical or horizontal stroke until the entire ellipse is saturated with a single rich hue. Surrounding the shape is a scalloped edge of sinuous brushwork. The background color also has a defined brush direction, painted wet on wet, with building layers of oil. Her palette is based on observed phenomena: a car passing, colors in a sign, an advertisement.


Jane Harris taught at Goldsmiths College, London. Recent exhibitions include the Aldrich Contemporary Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut; Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham, UK; Hales Gallery, London; Kontainer Gallery, Los Angeles; and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York. Collections include Arthur Andersen Art Collection; Arts Council of England, Hayward Gallery; Birmingham Museum, UK; The Boise Collection, University of London; Brighton University; LAAC Musee des Beaux Arts, France. Recent reviews and articles include Modern Painters; The Independent, London; Contemporary Magazine, UK; International Herald Tribune, UK.

Paso Doble is held in a private collection