Yielding to Form

Yielding to Form: 32nd Annual Harcourt House Members’ Exhibition + Art Sale
The Main Gallery, December 4 – 12, 2020
Harcourt House Artist Run Centre, 3rd floor, 10215 – 112 St, Edmonton

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are adjusting our submission process for the health and safety of our artists, members’ and staff. We understand that these new processes may be difficult for some but they are the best way to cut down on person-to-person contact. If you need assistance putting together your submission, please contact Exhibition and Art Education Programs Administrator Darren Kooyman at 780.426.4180 or harcourtexhibit@shaw.ca.

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Responding to the THE WORKS Festival’s intended 2020 theme “Yield”, the exhibition “Yielding to Form” showcases diverse and compelling approaches to the notion of “form” in contemporary visual culture. The term form can mean several different things in art. Form refers to a composite of several visual elements, including colour, shape, juxtaposition, contrast, and dimension. Form is also used to describe the physical nature of the artwork, as in sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, multi-media installations, etc. When used in tandem with the word art as in art form, it can also mean a medium of artistic expression recognized as fine art or an unconventional medium done so well as to elevate it to the level of fine art. A formal analysis of a work of art describes how the elements and principles of artwork together may evoke in the viewer, independent of their meaning and the feelings or thoughts. The exhibition allows the viewer to be more engaged in the art objects and – in the process – to finally complete the formal analysis of each work’s unique characteristics and meaning. This exhibition doubles as a fundraiser with 70% of the proceeds to be designated to the artists while the remaining 30% will support Harcourt’s art exhibitions and art education programs.


Image by M.N.V. : Self Portrait (detail), 2020, phone book, drywall compound, plaster cloth, twine, house paint, polymer clay, 17 x 15 x 36 inch
Courtesy of the Artist