DIEBENKORN NORDIC TRANSLATIONS
   GALVIN HARRISON     
      DIEBENKORN NORDIC TRANSLATIONS

(a series of original works on paper)


In the winter of January 2006, the artist Galvin Harrison left the icy cold temperatures of Scandinavia for the more hospitable climate of California. A long standing invitation by a friend and colleague, the Californian artist
Dana 'Marty' McCutcheon to travel to California and paint was accepted. Large canvases were ordered, paint and various working tools were procured, accommodation provided, and at the tail end of January  Galvin Harrison was collected from San Francisco airport and driven to Berkeley. The studio provided was located on 2571 Shattuck Avenue, a historical building with a strong attachment to Californian painting as the building had in its time provided studio space for the renowned Bay Area painters David Parks, Elmer Bischoff and Richard Diebenkorn. Over a period of several months, Galvin Harrison painted a substantial body of work largely inspired by the surrounding Bay Area and in particular the harbour area of the port of Oakland. This body of work has since been referred to as the `Berkeley Paintings´.

A hybrid project, `DIEBENKORN NORDIC TRANSLATIONS´, an original series of works on paper was created in 2015 and was inspired by the Galvin Harrison´s admiration for the work of Richard Diebenkorn, his geographical location in Scandinavia and a desire to merge the captured impressions of the Nordic landscape and the Californian light.

https://www.galvin-harrison.com/




The Bay Area from Berkeley, California.
An historic building at 2571 Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley California housing the present day studio of  Marty McCutcheon and loaned
as a painting studio by Galvin Harrison. It was once occupied by prominent Bay Area Painters  Elmer Bischoff and Richard Diebenkorn.

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