Lanning Gallery in Sedona opens the new exhibition, Russ Vogt & Johnathan Harris: The Structure of Color, with a First Friday reception on Sept. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Exciting new indoor/outdoor ceramic sculptures from Russ Vogt will be unveiled, including a three-foot high mosaic dog, a contemporary art totem of stacked circular ceramic elements titled “Big Giant Marble” and tall reed sculptures that are always favorites with collectors, whether placing them in a foyer or along a garden path.
The landscape paintings by Johnathan Harris that are featured capture, in unrestrained color, the emotions of each of Harris’ compelling scenes from autumn aspens to purple skies to Sonoran cacti.
Linking these two artists together is their artistic absorption into the world of color. Not merely a tool for literal depiction, color brings with it a symbolic vocabulary, a visual translation of emotions. Color, in skilled artistic hands, becomes not only an element but an idea.
For Vogt, it is a joyous love of color that distinguishes his work; intense patches of saturated jewel tones color his ceramic elements. For Harris, it is the process of painting from dark to light, leaving dark borders around lighter forms that allows him to add dramatic impact to his landscapes’ presentation of light and color.
This exhibition runs through Sunday, Sept. 10.
Additional Lanning Gallery information and photos are available at lanninggallery.com. The gallery is at Hozho, 431 State Route 179 in Sedona, and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Contact 282-6865 or mail@lanning<br< a=""> />gallery.com for more information.