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Harry Folsom

New Works

April 3  -  April 25

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"Circuslization" 18" x 24" oil on canvas

Harry Folsom knew from an early age he would be an artist. At age twelve he exhibited in a gallery and sold his first painting.
 
"I use the brush to create a hostile, violent underpainting, which I then placate with whimsical, almost storybook colors. This process offers a very compelling introspective look into modern society. I constantly grasp at presenting my perception of the human condition through a variety of media and imagery."
 
After graduating with a BFA in 1979, Folsom continued his art career and worked independently as a graphic artist. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and in Paris, Rome and Prague. His paintings and sculptures are in private and corporate collections to include the Hobbs Collection of the New Yorker magazine, the Performing Arts Center of Palm Springs, California and the Sara Roby Foundation of the Smithsonian Institute.
 
Having grown up in Jacksonville, Florida and earning an art degree at Limestone College in South Carolina, Folsom should feel at home when he travels to Charlotte to attend the first exhibition of his recent work at Elder Gallery.
 
Folsom's show at Elder Gallery will include a number of his "non-objective study on homes of the future" paintings.  In this new body of work Folsom expresses the emotions we attach to home and homelessness. To many, thoughts of home often bring feelings of warmth and happiness; to others, coldness and fear. For some the concept of home is unlimited but for others it is a locked door. Folsom's fiery and brilliant palette challenges viewers to contemplate concepts of home in light of constantly changing relationships.

A Few examples of Paintings on View

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Home of the Future 6.5" x 9"
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Home of the Future 3 5" x 8"
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Home of the Future 9" x 6.5"
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Ghost of Industry 3 5" x 3"
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Ghost of Industry 5 5" x 3"
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Ghost of Industry 1 5" x 3"
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"Circuslization" 18" x 24" oil on canvas
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"Conglomoration" 24" x 18" oil on canvas
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"Amalgamated" 20" x 16"