Written by David Tamez on Thursday December 5, 2013
The story of renowned artist Ben Harjo comes to Gallery in January. Known for his geometric and colorful works, Harjo is one of the nation’s leading American Indian artists. He creates abstract and highly stylized representational figures. The mosaic nature of his painting is reminiscent of traditional Seminole patchwork clothing. Through printmaking, He experiments with texture and subtler palettes. Pen and ink is another medium that Harjo likes using because it allows for his comic influences to show through. His work is known for its humor, either in comical imagery or in witty titles.
With a career spanning over 30 years, Harjo has received countless honors and awards, and his works have been displayed in numerous museums. Currently his works can be viewed at the Fred E. Brown Collection at the Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Red Earth Center, Gilcrease Museum, Wheelright Museum, and the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian.
Gallery brings you the artistic spirit of Ben Harjo premiering January 9th.