Harry Gould Harvey IV at Motel

Artist: Harry Gould Harvey IV

Exhibition title: Prudence, Patience, Hope & Despair

Venue: Motel, New York, US

Date: April 6 – May 6, 2018

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Motel, New York

Motel is pleased to present Prudence, Patience, Hope & Despair, an exhibition of new drawings and sculptures by Harry Gould Harvey IV. The works in the show incorporate foraged materials sourced by the artist on and around the islands of Narragansett Bay. The artist currently lives and works in Tiverton, Rhode Island.

Hurricane season came up strong about 10 years ago, bunch of downed trees. Some Walnut, Spalted Maple, Cherry. The Maple that came my way was inoculated with fungus. Rotted. Dead. Pale. Fungus were the culprits responsible for beautiful marks, lines and coloration. Found a bone on the beach of Prudence Island, wish I knew what animal it came from. Had to take an hour boat ride from the peninsula I live on – Nanaquaket Neck – on The Gut, down stream from Sin & Flesh brook. Got my boat for $200 from squirrel flu Kirb. It was a choppy day the wind was whipping and lashing the waters – felt more like sand being pelted against my cheek. All the islands in Narragansett Bay like green beacons of untouchedness. Passed Despair, an outcropping of black rocks nested by turkey vultures, planing past Hope to my east, around Patience to my west, finally to land on Prudence. Road my bike down the winding dirt road, around the World War II-era forts and bunkers that sunk German U-boats. My friend Joseph owns a few acres of the sparsely populated Prudence. Met him with his 80s Toyota truck, it’s a color I’ve studied but am not able to distinguish. A color worn through in some places – somewhere between pinkish rust and blood red enamel. I found the bone set right there next to some oyster shells. Gulls – good sea fairing birds – dive bombed me on Dyer for getting too close to their hatchlings. Got some wood in the lot of the Wamsutta mill, Boxwood Elder, with Red Rot In it.

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Prudence, Patience, Hope & Despair, 2018, exhibition view, Motel, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Prudence, Patience, Hope & Despair, 2018, exhibition view, Motel, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Prudence, Patience, Hope & Despair, 2018, exhibition view, Motel, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Prudence, Patience, Hope & Despair, 2018, exhibition view, Motel, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Prudence, Patience, Hope & Despair, 2018, exhibition view, Motel, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Prudence, Patience, Hope & Despair, 2018, exhibition view, Motel, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Cloud Buster – Harry Gould Harvey IV, Prophet, fearful of the highest Art, 2018, Xerox transfer on MDF, walnut from Newport Mansions, clay from Swan’s Island 25 x 3 ¼ x 2 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Cloud Buster – Harry Gould Harvey IV, Prophet, fearful of the highest Art, 2018, Xerox transfer on MDF, walnut from Newport Mansions, clay from Swan’s Island 25 x 3 ¼ x 2 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Cloud Buster – Harry Gould Harvey IV, Prophet, fearful of the highest Art, 2018, Xerox transfer on MDF, walnut from Newport Mansions, clay from Swan’s Island 25 x 3 ¼ x 2 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, The lateral vibrations caress me, They leap and caress me, They work pathetically in my favour, They seek my financial good – Ezra Pound, 2018, Black walnut from the Newport Mansions, spalted maple, clay foraged from Swan’s Island, 4 x 6 ½ x 9 ½ inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Cloud Buster Fossil Fuel Furnace, 2018, MDF, walnut from the Newport Mansions, clay foraged from Swan’s Island, Depression Era furnace grates, plexi-­glass and copper nails, 17 x 11 x 6 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Cloud Buster Fossil Fuel Furnace, 2018, MDF, walnut from the Newport Mansions, clay foraged from Swan’s Island, Depression Era furnace grates, plexi-­glass and copper nails, 17 x 11 x 6 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Sculpture Garden Dead Vine Bloom, 2018, Foraged walnut from the Newport Mansions, clay foraged from Swan’s Island, MDF, charcoal on Art in America mailer, 14 x 12 ½ x 7 ½ inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Sculpture Garden Dead Vine Bloom, 2018, Foraged walnut from the Newport Mansions, clay foraged from Swan’s Island, MDF, charcoal on Art in America mailer, 14 x 12 ½ x 7 ½ inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Sculpture Garden Dead Vine Bloom, 2018, Foraged walnut from the Newport Mansions, clay foraged from Swan’s Island, MDF, charcoal on Art in America mailer, 14 x 12 ½ x 7 ½ inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Yes, I shut my eyes from seeing, I bound strong chains on my soul, at I might judge of its witness, might not read the damning scroll – Voltairine De Cleyre, 2018, Firebox elder, walnut from Newport Mansions, clay from Swan’s Island, biodegradable Party Straw from Stusty Party® leftover from my wedding day, 7 x 8 ½ x 6 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Jugone Cloud Buster, 2018, Foraged walnut from Newport Mansions, aluminum, clay foraged from Swan’s Island, 17 x 4 x 3 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Jugone Cloud Buster, 2018, Foraged walnut from Newport Mansions, aluminum, clay foraged from Swan’s Island, 17 x 4 x 3 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Prudence, Patience, Hope & Despair, 2018, exhibition view, Motel, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Prudence, Patience, Hope & Despair, 2018, exhibition view, Motel, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Cloud Busters I, II, III, IV, 2018, Firebox elder, walnut from Newport Mansions, clay from Swan’s Island, 27 x 12 x 6 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Carpenter Gothic Judas’ Spire, 2018 Foraged walnut from Newport Mansions, MDF and aluminum 11 ½ x 9 x 6 ½ inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Alter Altered Altered After, 2018, Foraged walnut from Victorian mansions, MDF and cay foraged from Swan’s Island, 7 ½ x 3 x 24 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Alter Altered Altered After, 2018, Foraged walnut from Victorian mansions, MDF and cay foraged from Swan’s Island, 7 ½ x 3 x 24 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Cream Cop Angel Please Stop, 2018, Foraged walnut, MDF and Depression Era Glass, 8 x 13 x 8 ½ inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Cream Cop Angel Please Stop, 2018, Foraged walnut, MDF and Depression Era Glass, 8 x 13 x 8 ½ inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, A hand of Buddha scorned in the furnace of the swan, 2018, Foraged walnut, dried Buddha’s hand, Depression Era furnace grates, carved firebox elder from Fallriver Mill Lot and clay from Swan’s Island, 15 x 15 x 16 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, A hand of Buddha scorned in the furnace of the swan, 2018, Foraged walnut, dried Buddha’s hand, Depression Era furnace grates, carved firebox elder from Fallriver Mill Lot and clay from Swan’s Island, 15 x 15 x 16 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, A hand of Buddha scorned in the furnace of the swan, 2018, Foraged walnut, dried Buddha’s hand, Depression Era furnace grates, carved firebox elder from Fallriver Mill Lot and clay from Swan’s Island, 15 x 15 x 16 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Action Plan: Your Colleagues Are Increasingly Cloud Based, This Sector Has Vertical Social Corporate Responsibility, 2018, MDF, foraged walnut from Newport Mansions, biodegradable Party Straw from Stusty® Party leftover from my wedding day, foraged Moss and Lichen from Beaver River and clay foraged from Swan’s Island, 51 x 21 x 13 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Action Plan: Your Colleagues Are Increasingly Cloud Based, This Sector Has Vertical Social Corporate Responsibility, 2018, MDF, foraged walnut from Newport Mansions, biodegradable Party Straw from Stusty® Party leftover from my wedding day, foraged Moss and Lichen from Beaver River and clay foraged from Swan’s Island, 51 x 21 x 13 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Action Plan: Your Colleagues Are Increasingly Cloud Based, This Sector Has Vertical Social Corporate Responsibility, 2018, MDF, foraged walnut from Newport Mansions, biodegradable Party Straw from Stusty® Party leftover from my wedding day, foraged Moss and Lichen from Beaver River and clay foraged from Swan’s Island, 51 x 21 x 13 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Action Plan: Your Colleagues Are Increasingly Cloud Based, This Sector Has Vertical Social Corporate Responsibility, 2018, MDF, foraged walnut from Newport Mansions, biodegradable Party Straw from Stusty® Party leftover from my wedding day, foraged Moss and Lichen from Beaver River and clay foraged from Swan’s Island, 51 x 21 x 13 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Turning Asphalt into Brimstone, 2018, Charcoal on paper, MDF and spalted maple, 11 x 6 ¾ x 2 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Turning Asphalt into Brimstone, 2018, Charcoal on paper, MDF and spalted maple, 11 x 6 ¾ x 2 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, The Revolving Door of Time, 2018, Charcoal on paper, MDF and foraged walnut from the Newport Mansions, 15 x 6 ¾ x 2 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Beacon of Light – Love & Peace, 2018 Charcoal on paper, MDF and foraged walnut from the Newport Mansions 12 x 6 ¾ x 2 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Free Atmospheric Painting, 2018, Charcoal on paper, MDF and foraged spalted maple and walnut from the Newport Mansions, 16 x 6 ¾ x 1 ½ inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, My Ego, a Gibbering Phantom, 2018 Charcoal on paper, MDF and foraged walnut from the Newport Mansions 14 x 6 ½ x 1 ½ inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, The Qualitative Leap, 2018, Charcoal on paper, MDF and foraged walnut from the Newport Mansions, 12 x 6 ¾ x 1 ¾ inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, All Natural All Nature Snack Bar Snake Bear, 2018 Charcoal on paper, MDF and foraged walnut from the Newport Mansions 10 x 6 ¾ x 2 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Prudence, Patience, Hope & Despair, 2018, exhibition view, Motel, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Prudence, Patience, Hope & Despair, 2018, exhibition view, Motel, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Prudence, Patience, Hope & Despair, 2018, exhibition view, Motel, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Prudence, Patience, Hope & Despair, 2018, exhibition view, Motel, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Prudence, Patience, Hope & Despair, 2018, exhibition view, Motel, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Prudence, Patience, Hope & Despair, 2018, exhibition view, Motel, New York

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