Gallery Ehva
daring and beautiful art

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Dear Friends,

Sorry, we're closed now.

I could not keep gallery open for more then one reason, but the biggest one was me. I did not feel I was strong (and smart) to contine. I needed rest: do nothing time, be closer to Earth, Sea, Sun, Sky, my cat Bikini and my dog Hana.

Do I miss it? Yes! I miss our dinners, painting Easter eggs, my freedom to do with our space whatever I wanted to do, I miss people, soup and bread openings... I miss our little "community".

Do I miss ART? Not now. I am fine having my hands dirty, working in my garden.

What I do now? Hmmm, little art, lots of cooking...

Who I am now? Rebel, definitely!

So, be well my friends and thank you for letting me love you. I know we'll see each other, sonner or later.

-- Yours, always, Ewa

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You can always reach me by phone, e-mail or mail.

Ewa Nogiec 508 487-0011
ewa@iamprovincetown.com

P.O. Box 675, North Truro, MA 02652

 


Art Is Good

Here are my friends:

 

Donna Dodson, Gallery Ehva

Donna Dodson

Bill Liebeskind

Bill Liebeskind

Gallery Ehva: Richard E. Smith

Richard E. Smith

Tracey Anderson
Midge Battelle
Bill Barrell
Rachel Brown
Arthur Cohen
Didier Corallo
David Ellis
Miriam Freidin
Joanna Gabler
Fred Garbers
Wendelin Glatzel
Irén Handschuh
Myrna Harrison

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Provincetown Artist Registry

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I am Provincetown

I am Provincetown...

Myrna Harrison

Myrna Harrison, Figure

Myrna Harrison, watercolor

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Oceans and deserts fascinate me.

Myrna Harrison

Myrna Harrison

Myrna Harrison has painted in Provincetown for 60 plus years, first as a student of
Morris Davidson (1952), then of Hans Hofmann (1953 - 1957). In 2012, she had a retrospective of her work from 1952 - 2012 at PAAM and in 2013 - 2014, she will have a
retrospective of her Western work (1960 - 2013) at Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ.

Since the 60's, Myrna has primarily painted landscapes -- Eastern oceans and rivers and Western deserts and mountains. She has written, "Oceans and deserts fascinate me. They share spacial openness, an unending skyline, subtle changes in form and color as the sun moves across the sky... Both have an intense, vibrant presence... I want my work to express that vibrant intensity."

The major influences on Myrna's work were first the cubists, then abstract
expressionistss (Hans Hofman, Willem deKooning, Franz Kline), later the California painters Richard Diebenkorn and David Park, and most recently Japanese prints and Chinese landscape paintings. Although much of her work is in brilliant color, she has also worked extensively in black and white, often in ink and gouache. In the last five years, she has frequently worked with Sumi ink. The works in the current show are black and white, most in Sumi ink.

Myrna Harrison Paintings show at Gallery Ehva Provincetown

Myrna Harrison: Paintings, August 2-13, 2013 exhibit at Gallery Ehva

Myrna Harrison

Myrna Harrison, Gihon River, Johnson, VT #5, ink and crayon, 38 x 48, 2012

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2012

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Northeast by Southwest: The Lively Landscapes of Myrna Harrison at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum

 

Provincetown Art Association and Museum

"Northeast by Southwest: The Lively Landscapes"
Curated by James Burns, Robert Henry, and Selina Trieff
May 18-July 15, 2012

 

 

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Installation photographs by Jim Zimmerman

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MyrnaHarrison-PAAM

MyrnaHarrison-PAAM

 

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Look/Study exhibit

 

Myrna Harrison

Myrna Harrison, Provincetown Bay - Tide Pools #1, 1994
watercolor, ink, pastel, 14-1/2" x 20"

Work by Myrna Harrison

Myrna Harrison, Provincetown Bay - Tide Pools #2, 1994
watercolor, ink, pastel, 14-1/2" x 20"

Work by Myrna Harrison

Myrna Harrison, Provincetown Breakwater, 1994
watercolor, ink, pastel, 14-1/2" x 20"

Work by Myrna Harrison

Myrna Harrison, Provincetown Bay , 1994
watercolor, ink, pastel, 14-1/2" x 20"

Work by Myrna Harrison

Myrna Harrison, Provincetown Bay, 1994
watercolor, ink, pastel, 14-1/2" x 20"

Myrna Harrison

Myrna Harrison, Rincon Road Canyon #3, 2010
ink, watercolor, 6" x 6"

Myrna Harrison

Myrna Harrison, Rincon Road Canyon #3, 2010
ink & ink with water, 6" x 6"

Myrna Harrison

Myrna Harrison, Rincon Road Canyon #6, 2010
ink & ink with water, 6" x 6"

Myrna Harrison

Myrna Harrison, Rincon Road Canyon #4, 2010
ink & ink with water, 6" x 6"

Myrna Harrison

Myrna Harrison, Orange Boats on the Bay, 2001
ink & watercolor pencils, 9" x 12"

Myrna Harrison, Boats on the Bay

Myrna Harrison, Boats on the Bay, 2010
9 x 12, watercolor, sumi ink

Myrna Harrison, watercolor of Provincetown Bay

Myrna Harrison, Provincetown Bay #1, 2009
11 x 14, sumi ink and watercolor

Myrna Harrison

Myrna Harrison, Rincon Road Canyon, 2009
14 x 17, sumi ink and watercolor

Myrna Harrison

Myrna Harrison, Sonoran Spring, 2009
14 x 17, sumi ink, watercolor, watercolor crayon

Myrna Harrison

Myrna Harrison, Spring Light, 2009
22 x 30, sumi ink, watercolor, red chinese seal ink

Myrna Harrison, Breakwater Eddies

Myrna Harrison, Breakwater Eddies, 2010
watercolor

Myrna Harrison

Myrna Harrison, Provincetown Bay, 2010
watercolor

Myrna Harrison, Provicetown Bay with Boats

Myrna Harrison, Provincetown Bay with Boats, 2010
watercolor

Myrna Harrison, Storm Over the Bay

Myrna Harrison, Storm Over Provincetown Bay #1, 2010
9 x 12, sumi ink

Myrna Harrison, Storm Over Provincetown Bay

Myrna Harrison, Storm Over Provincetown Bay #2, 2010
9 x 12, sumi ink

Myrna Harrison, Storm Over Provincetown Bay

Myrna Harrison, Storm Over Provincetown Bay #3, 2010
9 x 12, sumi ink

Myrna Harrison, Boats on the Bay

Myrna Harrison, Boats on the Bay, 2010
9 x 12, sumi ink

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ARTIST’S STATEMENT

Oceans and deserts fascinate me. They share spacial openness, an unending skyline, subtle changes in form and color as the sun moves across the sky, and a demand that we adapt to them. They will not adapt to us. Both have an intense,vibrant presence -- which is not surprising: deserts began life as oceans millions of years ago. I want my work to express that vibrant intensity.

My paintings usually grow out of pencil, ink, or charcoal drawings done on site. Some drawings are realistic, some abstract – but in all of them I try to catch the particular quality of that slice of desert or ocean. In my studio the paintings evolve from the on-site drawings, my memory, and the multitude of small drawings I do at night as I think about painting. Often a particular scene, drawing, or memory will absorb me and I will do ten or fifteen paintings of that particular place – each painting investigating a different aspect of the site and my response to it.

My work was influenced early by Cubism and the abstract expressionist painters Hans Hofmann, Willem de Kooning, and Franz Kline, later by the California figurative painters David Park and Richard Diebenkorn, and later still by Japanese prints and Chinese landscape painting. Chinese “splashed ink” paintings of the thirteenth century – the artist splashed ink on wet paper and let the irregular ink forms suggest a landscape that the artist would bring to life through a few brush strokes – has particularly interested me. Most recently I have been influenced by the Chinese aesthetic of the singular importance of the ink brush stroke for creating the basic form, subject and emotion of the painting. -- Myrna Harrison, Wickenburg, AZ, May 2010

Biography:

1932 Born Hollywood, California. Father director and animator on animated cartoons for Columbia Pictures; mother hat designer.

1943 Family moved to New York City

1946 - 1950 Music and Art High School, New York, NY

1950 - 1951 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

1951 - 1952 Morris Davidson School of Fine Art, New York City and Provincetown, MA (scholarship)

1952 - 1953 Studied painting with Jack Tworkov, New York, NY (scholarship)

1953 - 1957 Hans Hofmann School of Fine Art, New York, NY and Provincetown, MA (scholarship and monitor)

1954 - 1960 New York University, New York, NY.

1959 Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude with honors in English - minor in Fine Arts - studied with Philip Guston) - scholarship

1960 Master of Arts - graduate scholarship

1960 - 1964 University of California, Berkeley, CA (scholarship & teaching assistanceship in English)

1965 - 1974 Taught English and Fine Arts in California community colleges

1974 - 1980 Dean of Instruction in California community colleges

1980 - 1993 Moved to Phoenix, AZ: President: Rio Salado Community College (1980-85); Gateway Community College (1985-88); Phoenix College (1988-93)

1993- present: Lives in Wickenburg, AZ in a studio overlooking a saguaro-filled canyon of the Sonoran desert.

 

She is represented by:

James Ratliff Gallery, Sedona, AZ

Beauregard Fine Art, Rumsfield, NJ

ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA

Gallery Ehva, Provincetown, MA

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2013 "Recent Paintings," Gallery Ehva, Provincetown, MA

"Western Paintings: 1960-2012," Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, AZ

2012 "Northeast by Southwest: The Lively Landscapes" Curated by James Burns, Robert Henry, and Selina Trieff, May 18-July 15, 2012, Provincetown, MA

"Look/Study," Gallery Ehva, Provincetown, MA

2010 "Desertscapes: 2008-2010,"James Ratliff Gallery, Sedona, AZ

"Ocean & Desert," Ehva Gallery, Provincetown, MA

2007 "New Works," James Ratliff Gallery, Sedona, AZ

2005 "Desertscapes: 2004-2005," James Ratliff Gallery, Sedona, AZ

"Looking Back," Beauregard Fine Art, Rumson, NJ

2004 "Desertscapes -10 Years," Glendale College, Glendale, AZ

"Desert Water Paintings," Gold Nugget Art Gallery, Wickenburg, AZ

2002 "Desertscapes -2," James Ratliff Gallery, Sedona, AZ

2001 "Desertscapes" James Ratliff Gallery, Sedona, AZ

1995 "Arizona Paintings," Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ

"Landscapes," Cortland Jessup Gallery, Provincetown, M

1989 "Desertscapes," Phoenix College, Phoenix, AZ

1994 "Landscapes," Cortland Jessup Gallery, Provincetown, MA

1965 "Recent Work," Derby Gallery, Berkeley, CA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2012 "Provincetown Views," ACME Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2010 "Days Lumberyard," Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

2009 "In Search of the New: Hans Hofmann and His Students," Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA; University Art Gallery,

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA (2010); Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, NYC (2010)

"Days Lumberyard Studios 1915-1972," ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA

Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

2008 "Summer Salon," ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA

2007 "Drawings from Hans Hofmann's Figure Drawing Class," ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA

2006 "Summer Salon," ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA

"Provincetown Painters: Works on Paper," Beauregard Fine Art, Rumson, NJ

2005 "Summer Salon," ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA

"Teachers & Students," ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA

"From the Collection: Hans Hofmann Students," Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

2004 "Three Artist Exhibition," James Ratliff Gallery, Sedona, AZ

"Provincetown Painters," ACME Fine Art, Boston, MA

2002 "Hans Hofmann: Four Decades in Provincetown," Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

2000 "Hans Hofmann's Students: Variety in Contemporary Art," Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

"Gallery Artists' Group Shows," Cherrystone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA

"Gallery Artists' Group Shows," Waxlander-Khadouri Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

"Life - Form and Color: Provincetown-Koganei," Gallery Brocken & Gallery Hasimoto , Koganie (Tokyo), Japan

"USA on Paper," Odsgard Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

"Landscape Show," Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

1983-84 "RAFT - A Grand Canyon Landscape Exhibit" Scottsdalae Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ; Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ; Yuma Art Center, Yuma, AZ

"The Painters of the Sun Gallery," Provincetown Art Association and Museum , Provincetown, MA

"The Lumberyard Painters," Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

"Tenth Street Days: the Co-ops of the 50's" New York, NY

"Solo Exhibition," Derby Gallery, Berkeley, CA

1960-65 "Group Shows," Quay Gallery, Tiburon, CA; Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

1957 "Eight New Artists," Artists Gallery, New York,

1955 "Billmyer, Harrison, Orlowsky," James Gallery, New York, NY

"Fifteen Staten Island Artists," Pietrantonio Gallery, New York, NY

1954-57 "Group Shows": Staten Island Museum, Staten Island, NY; Cape Cod Art Association, Hyannis, Ma: Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA; Sun Gallery, Provincetown, MA

"International Watercolor Show," Brooklyn Art Museum, Brooklyn, NY

 

Lectures, Teaching, Studio Tours:

2010 Panelist: "Robert Fisher," Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

2009 Panelist: "Hans Hofmann: Search for the Real," Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

Teaching: Visiting Artist, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Tour of my studio, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Tour of my studio, Arizona 5 Arts Circle, Scottsdale, AZ

2008 Teaching: Studio Workshop for High School Students, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2007 Teaching: Workshop for Adults, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

2006 Lecturer: "Threshold: Brian Kim`1920-2004," Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Teaching: Workshop for High School Students, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale. AZ

2005 Teaching: Visiting Artist, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2004 Teaching: Visiting Artist, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Lecturer: "Joseph Albers - Seeing In Color," Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ.

2003 Lecturer: "Hans Hofmann," Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ

Collections:

Cape Cod Museum of Art, Provincetown, MA

Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

Rose Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Private Collections throughout U.S., Canada, Japan

 

Education:

2007 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ ,"History of Chinese Painting,"

2000 Remnin University, Beijing, China, "Chinese Art and Culture"

1996-99 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ ("Chinese Painting of the Ming & Qing Dynasties," "Chinese Ceramics," "History of Asian Art")

1960-64 University of California, Berkeley, CA (scholarship & teaching assistantship)

1960 Master of Arts, New York University, New York, NY (graduate scholarship)

1959 Bachelor of Arts (Magna cum Laude with Honors in English: minor in Fine Arts) --studied with Philip Guston -- New York University, New York, NY

1953-57 Hans Hofmann School of Fine Art, New York, NY and Provincetown, MA (scholarship & monitor)

1952-53 Jack Tworkov, New York, NY (scholarship)

1951-52 Morris Davidson School of Fine Art, New York, NY and Provincetown, MA (scholarship)

1946-50 High School of Music and Art, New York, New York

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Art Is Good

Here are my friends:

Gallery Ehva, Nathalie Ferrier

Nathalie Ferrier

Alicia Henry

Alicia Henry

Daniel Dejean, Gallery Ehva

Daniel Dejean

Gallery Ehva, Janice Redman

Janice Redman

Rob Westerberg

Rob Westerberg

Barbara Cohen, Gallery Ehva

Barbara Cohen

Ken Horii, Gallery Ehva

Ken Horii

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Jenny Humphreys
René Lamadrid
Bill Liebeskind
Susan Lyman
Diane Messinger
Andy Moerlein
Henry Moore
Ewa Nogiec
David Paulson
Cyndi Wish

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Hans Hofmann, legendary art teacher

Hans Hofmann's students: Lillian Orlowsky, William Freed, Haynes Ownby, Paul Resika, Myrna Harrison, Robert Henry, Selina Trieff, Lee Krasner, Israel Levitan, Helen Frankenthaler, I. Rice Pereira, Gerome Kamrowski, Michael Loew, Joseph Plaskett, Fritz Bultman, William Ronald, Joan Mitchell, Michael Goldberg, Ray Eames, Larry Rivers, Jane Frank, Mary Frank, Nell Blaine, Robert De Niro, Sr., Jane Freilicher, Allan Kaprow, Red Grooms, Wolf Kahn, Marisol Escobar, Sy Kattelson, Nicholas Krushenick, Burgoyne Diller, Mercedes Matter, James Gahagan, Erle Loran, Nancy Frankel, Paul Georges, Louisa Matthíasdóttir, Judith Godwin, Lynne Mapp Drexler, Roland Petersen, Ken Jacobs, Anton Weiss, Donald Jarvis and many others. [image from www.atoa.org]