Get swept into Harold Joiner’s Colors of a Place at Archway Gallery in November 2021

Photo courtesy of Archway Gallery

Explore new paintings and mixed media collages by Harold Joiner at Colors of a Place, Archway Gallery’s November 2021 exhibition, from Saturday, November 6 to Thursday, December 2, 2021.

The exhibition’s title refers to the American Southwest. Having grown up in New Mexico, Joiner has had a lifelong love for the region. Deserts have a beauty of their own kind; Joiner has traveled through, and lived in, some of the world’s notable deserts.

Joiner uses color, line, and shape to convey his inspiration. The land is wide, horizontal, and undulates in ever-receding layers before one’s eyes.

The colors of this place are rich and include not only the actual colors of the land, but also the colors of its history and culture: the earth colors of the pueblo, the blacks and terra cottas of the regional pottery, and the ubiquitous turquoise that is seen everywhere—as itself and as a pervasive pigment applied to just about anything.

The exhibition includes abstract landscapes that play on the region’s land forms and small, multi-media collages that take a cue from the Native American jewelry identified with the region. Also included in the exhibition are paintings inspired by Chaco Canyon’s Pueblo Bonito, built in the period from approximately 850 to 1130 CE, by the people commonly referred to as the Anasazi. 

Opening Reception

There will be a live, in-person opening reception at the gallery on Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 5pm to 8pm. Joiner will be on hand to visit with guests on opening day, Saturday, November 6, from 2:00 p.m. through the opening reception. During the reception, he will talk about his works at 6:30pm.

  • Dates: Saturday, October 6 to Thursday, December 2, 2021
  • Times: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 6pm; Sunday 1pm to 5pm
  • Appointment Viewings: Private viewings are also available by appointment for 10 people or less. Email [email protected] for details.
  • Location: Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy Street, Houston, TX 77006
  • Admission: Free. Learn more. If you visit Archway Gallery’s website before the exhibition opens, be sure to click on “Exhibitions” in the top menu bar, then on “Upcoming Exhibitions”, to find details on this exhibit.
Harold Joiner with his painting Sonoran Shade | Photo courtesy of Archway Gallery

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