FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HARRY CARMEAN: IN THE FLESH
July 21 - August 31, 2005
Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery
7 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Contact, Edward Cella
Phone, (805) 730-1460, Fax: (805) 730-1462
Web site, <http://www.sullivangoss.com>
Open Daily, 10am-5:30pm
A portfolio sampling of Harry Carmean may be viewed at the gallery's Web site,
Harry Carmean, “Bathers”, 1965, oil on canvas, 47 1/2 x 59 3/4 inches.
Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery is pleased to present Harry Carmean: In the Flesh, an exhibition of oil paintings and works on paper by one of California's most respected figurative painters. Born in 1922, Carmean was classically trained at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris before continuing his education under Lorser Feitelson at the Art Center in Pasadena. His education developed into a commitment to the human form that has not wavered in sixty years.
Carmean's formal training imbued him with a deep respect for the traditions and ideas of the greatest painters in the Western world. Nevertheless, over decades of inquiry into form, composition, and color, Carmean has evolved a distinctive voice. A self-described Romantic painter, his work also celebrates the compositions of Italian masters, the mannerism of Goya, and some post surrealism of his late mentor, Lorser Feitelson.
While Harry Carmean's work might be difficult to classify using the jargon of the art historian, its is work that is wholly captivating. Sensual lines, masterful compositions, and jewel-like colors create sheer visual delight. The idyllic settings seduce into reverie while the beautiful rendered bodies exalt. Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery is proud to be the exclusive representative of Harry Carmean; this exhibition will feature works from the mid-1950s to works done this year.