ART REVIEW: Variety as Spice and Creative Grease by Joseph Woodard

Santa Barbara NewsPress/Scene

'Juxtaposition' brings together a group of wellknown local artists

A different shade of summery art enters the exhibition picture courtesy of the summer/beach/R&R aura of Holli Harmon's small and evocative gouache on art board images. Here images of people at leisure or of Santa Barbara harbor and wharf lights reflected on nocturnal water contain none of that post-Modernist, Eric Fischl-style air of critique, but instead embrace the innocence of the gesture, as if transforming family or "found" photographs into the stuff of hand-painted art.....Joseph Woodard