In Plain View: Works by Anne Harkness


October 29-November 19, 2022 • 11:00AM-5:00PM Daily • Free

The Allegany Arts Council and its Saville Gallery are pleased to present the work of Mooresville, North Carolina-based artist, Anne Harkness, in her exhibition titled, "In Plain View." The exhibit will take place October 29-November 19, 2022 alongside Schwab Gallery artist Cole Fiscus.

Artist Statement

A native of NC, Anne Harkness is an alumnus of the Atlanta College of Art and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from The Maryland Institute, College of Art. Her work as an art director in NYC for 15 years has embodied her work with a graphic element that astute viewers can detect in her paintings. For 5 years, Harkness studied painting under and worked for Curt Butler, a renowned oil painter. As a contemporary artist, Anne seeks to capture a distinct point of view, often finding some unexpected beauty in locations or views others would easily dismiss as ordinary.

Working from her love of subject matter with a strong design element, Harkness also focuses on the importance of line in her work. Anne credits her emphasis on these particular components to her love of drawing and a desire to retain the looser marks that give a piece a more rustic, unfinished quality. Anne also looks for the surprises that come from spending time in a painting. These discoveries are her treasures and assure that she is always learning and seeking the ‘new-fresh’ for her work.

Harkness' work can be found in Lee Dellinger Fine Art in Statesville, NC and Four Corners Framing in Mooresville, NC.

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