Monday, September 21, 2009

Don't Miss The Harry Grant Show @ Be Galleries

The images and more info about the Harry Grant show @ Be galleries are finally up.
I'll just link to them since there are 52 images and also because this gallery can be a little uptight about these things.

This work is not as anal as it looks, there's a wonderful balance between tight control and playful improvisation that runs through these works, which also are quite painterly.Harry obviously has a highly tuned design and color sense.

One is reminded very much early baroque music and great jazz performance, with Harry riffing and improvising from set compositions.

Really a must see show.

“Harry Grant (aka Henry Grant) (1922- ) is a life-long resident of Pittsburgh. He was graduated with a degree in architecture from Carnegie Institute of Technology (Carnegie Mellon University) in 1947.

He has designed numerous buildings including the former Westinghouse Energy Center in Monroeville, the new Canonsburg hospital and the west wing of the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg. He has painted throughout his architectural career, and his art works are included in several private and corporate collections. In 1999 he was one of nine artists selected to celebrate the Fortieth Anniversary Invitational at the Westmoreland Museum of American Art.

Harry Grant has retired from the practice of Architecture but has continued to work on his other art.”

All proceeds benefit the Paul E. Mochnick and Harry B. Grant Fund for the Visual and Performing Arts at the Pittsburgh Foundation

Click here for images and go to Harry Grant Exhibition.

The show ends Saturday, September 26Th.

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