Art review: Find connection in confrontational paintings of Harold Garde

Untitled work by Harold Garde. Photo by Chris Battaglia Despite the encouraging title of the show that recently opened at Waterfall Arts in Belfast – “Harold Garde: You Are Not Alone” – the paintings themselves can initially feel confrontational and unsettling. They are imposing, some 6 and 7 feet across, and they hang unframed in a relatively compact gallery, so that their presence is inescapable and intense. They are raw, with large areas of exposed, unpainted gesso. They are boldly and unapologetically colorful; orange, purple, turquoise and crimson ignite their surfaces. Eyes and mouths are akimbo, almost never corresponding […]


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