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Jolie Harris
June 27 - July 27, 2024


6-9 pm, Thursday, June 27

Artist Talk
6-7 pm, Wednesday, July 10

1-4 pm, Saturday, July 27

About the Artist

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Jolie Harris is an abstract expressionist artist who uncovers chance patterns and visual phenomena found in the natural world. She received her training at the California College of Design, The Art Academy of Cincinnati, and the Boca Raton Museum of Art School. Her artwork has been exhibited in solo and group shows across galleries, nonprofits, universities, and alternative spaces throughout the United States. Additionally, her work has been collected internationally. Jolie splits her time between Cincinnati, Ohio, and Delray Beach, Florida.

Artist Statement

My artwork delves into the evocative power of random patterns created through intuitive expression. Each painting begins with bold and spontaneous strokes, devoid of predetermined intention. As I build layer upon layer, a distinct direction emerges, compelling me to follow its lead. Every mark communicates with me, guiding me to the next brushstroke, swipe, scrape, or drip. I employ a diverse range of tools, brushes, and mediums, constantly exploring fresh and innovative approaches to my work.

For me, painting possesses its own language, originating from the depths of my soul. I draw immense inspiration from music, dance, and the ocean. As a devoted colorist, I revel in the vibrant or subdued palettes that allow me to create compositions that are both visceral and lyrical. My paintings invite viewers to approach them without searching for a predetermined meaning, but rather with a willingness to be moved by the emotions they evoke.

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