Harry Gould Harvey IV & Jesse Sullivan at Freddy

Artists: Harry Gould Harvey IV & Jesse Sullivan

Exhibition title: AMEN, THANKS COMPUTER GOD!

Venue: Freddy, New York, US

Date: June 30 – August 19, 2018

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Freddy

Freddy is pleased to present Amen, Thanks Computer God!, a two person exhibition of new works by Rhode Island-based artists Harry Gould Harvey IV and Jesse Sullivan.

Harvey and Sullivan’s friendship, which began in Newport, back in 2010, has remained generative to both artists’ practice. This exhibition represents the culmination of an almost decade-long dialogue between the two.

Harvey presents sculptures made from foraged wood and clay. These raw materials are skillfully crafted into unusual narratives that oscillate between formal abstraction and philosophical rumination, a style The New York Times recently distinguished as, “tramp art à la Brancusi.” Sullivan, on the other hand, presents thickly applied oil paintings on canvas that depict atmospheric scenes of architectural structures, cartoonish animals, and blank computer screens.

Both artists explore their complex relationships to antiquated technologies, public architecture, and the power dynamics of the CEO/GOD in the workplace/church. Sullivan’s paintings are the frescoes on the walls of Harvey’s chapel.

Harry Gould Harvey IV & Jesse Sullivan, AMEN, THANKS COMPUTER GOD!, 2018, exhibition view, Freddy, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV & Jesse Sullivan, AMEN, THANKS COMPUTER GOD!, 2018, exhibition view, Freddy, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV & Jesse Sullivan, AMEN, THANKS COMPUTER GOD!, 2018, exhibition view, Freddy, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV & Jesse Sullivan, AMEN, THANKS COMPUTER GOD!, 2018, exhibition view, Freddy, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV & Jesse Sullivan, AMEN, THANKS COMPUTER GOD!, 2018, exhibition view, Freddy, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV & Jesse Sullivan, AMEN, THANKS COMPUTER GOD!, 2018, exhibition view, Freddy, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV & Jesse Sullivan, AMEN, THANKS COMPUTER GOD!, 2018, exhibition view, Freddy, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV & Jesse Sullivan, AMEN, THANKS COMPUTER GOD!, 2018, exhibition view, Freddy, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV & Jesse Sullivan, AMEN, THANKS COMPUTER GOD!, 2018, exhibition view, Freddy, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV & Jesse Sullivan, AMEN, THANKS COMPUTER GOD!, 2018, exhibition view, Freddy, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV & Jesse Sullivan, AMEN, THANKS COMPUTER GOD!, 2018, exhibition view, Freddy, New York

Jesse Sullivan, Negative Land, 2018, Oil on Canvas, 60 x 60 inches

Jesse Sullivan, Negative Land, 2018, Oil on Canvas, 60 x 60 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, All Tolls Enforced By Law, 2018, Foraged Firebox Elder from Fall River, Foraged Swamp Maple from Wilbur Woods, Foraged Clay from Swans Island, Twisting Vine from Citibank™ Estate, Wartime Steel Pennies, Art in America Mailers, MDF, 14.5 x 20.5 x 7 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV & Jesse Sullivan, AMEN, THANKS COMPUTER GOD!, 2018, exhibition view, Freddy, New York

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Art in America, IS EVERYWHERE!, 2018, Foraged Walnut from Aquidneck island, Foraged Clay from Swans Island, Art in America Mailer, & A Single Stainless Steel Nail, 9.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Radical Empathy II, 2018, Foraged Walnut from Aquidneck Island, Foraged Clay from Swans Island and Stainless Hardware, 80 x 15.5 x 2 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Radical Empathy II, 2018, Foraged Walnut from Aquidneck Island, Foraged Clay from Swans Island and Stainless Hardware, 80 x 15.5 x 2 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Please Art Help, Help Art Please!, 2018, Foraged Swamp Maple from Wilbur Woods, Foraged Walnut from Aquidneck Island, Depression Era Furnace Grates, Foraged Clay from Swans Island, Beheaded Art in America Magazine, MDF, and Micro Pins, 11 x 11 x 14 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Please Art Help, Help Art Please!, 2018, Foraged Swamp Maple from Wilbur Woods, Foraged Walnut from Aquidneck Island, Depression Era Furnace Grates, Foraged Clay from Swans Island, Beheaded Art in America Magazine, MDF, and Micro Pins, 11 x 11 x 14 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Reagan Klan, 2018, Foraged Wormy Apple Wood From Former Citibank™ Founder’s Estate, Clay Foraged from Swans Island, Sunoco™ Millennium Commemorative Coins, Chakta Viga Burl, and Scrap Metal from Whole Foods™, 26 x 16 x 11 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Reagan Klan, 2018, Foraged Wormy Apple Wood From Former Citibank™ Founder’s Estate, Clay Foraged from Swans Island, Sunoco™ Millennium Commemorative Coins, Chakta Viga Burl, and Scrap Metal from Whole Foods™, 26 x 16 x 11 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Radical Empathy I, 2018, Foraged Walnut from Aquidneck Island, Foraged Clay from Swans Island and Stainless Hardware, 139 x 16.5 x 2 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Radical Empathy I, 2018, Foraged Walnut from Aquidneck Island, Foraged Clay from Swans Island and Stainless Hardware, 139 x 16.5 x 2 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Radical Empathy I, 2018, Foraged Walnut from Aquidneck Island, Foraged Clay from Swans Island and Stainless Hardware, 139 x 16.5 x 2 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, How Many Drops Before The Cloud Burst Come, 2018, Foraged Clay from Swans Island, Chakta Viga Burl, Foraged Walnut from Aquidneck island, Charcoal & Colored Pencil on MDF, Reclaimed Mahogany Floor Board from Fall River, Existing Staircase and Aluminum Hardware, Dimensions Variable

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Radical Empathy II, 2018, Foraged Walnut from Aquidneck Island, Foraged Clay from Swans Island and Stainless Hardware, 80 x 15.5 x 2 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Radical Empathy II, 2018, Foraged Walnut from Aquidneck Island, Foraged Clay from Swans Island and Stainless Hardware, 80 x 15.5 x 2 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Art in America, IS EVERYWHERE!, 2018, Foraged Walnut from Aquidneck island, Foraged Clay from Swans Island, Art in America Mailer, & A Single Stainless Steel Nail, 9.5 x 5.5 x 3.5 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, All Tolls Enforced By Law, 2018, Foraged Firebox Elder from Fall River, Foraged Swamp Maple from Wilbur Woods, Foraged Clay from Swans Island, Twisting Vine from Citibank™ Estate, Wartime Steel Pennies, Art in America Mailers, MDF, 14.5 x 20.5 x 7 inches

Jesse Sullivan, Positive Land, 2017, Oil on Canvas, 60 x 54 inches

Jesse Sullivan, Pepsi, 2018, Oil on Canvas, 22 x 30 inches

Jesse Sullivan, Piss Frog, 2017, Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30 inches

Jesse Sullivan, 2, 2018, Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30 inches

Jesse Sullivan, Negative Land, 2018, Oil on Canvas, 60 x 60 inches

Jesse Sullivan, Piss Frog, 2017, Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30 inches

Jesse Sullivan, 2, 2018, Oil on Canvas, 40 x 30 inches

Jesse Sullivan, Pepsi, 2018, Oil on Canvas, 22 x 30 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Reagan Klan, 2018, Foraged Wormy Apple Wood From Former Citibank™ Founder’s Estate, Clay Foraged from Swans Island, Sunoco™ Millennium Commemorative Coins, Chakta Viga Burl, and Scrap Metal from Whole Foods™, 26 x 16 x 11 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Reagan Klan, 2018, Foraged Wormy Apple Wood From Former Citibank™ Founder’s Estate, Clay Foraged from Swans Island, Sunoco™ Millennium Commemorative Coins, Chakta Viga Burl, and Scrap Metal from Whole Foods™, 26 x 16 x 11 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Reagan Klan, 2018, Foraged Wormy Apple Wood From Former Citibank™ Founder’s Estate, Clay Foraged from Swans Island, Sunoco™ Millennium Commemorative Coins, Chakta Viga Burl, and Scrap Metal from Whole Foods™, 26 x 16 x 11 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Reagan Klan, 2018, Foraged Wormy Apple Wood From Former Citibank™ Founder’s Estate, Clay Foraged from Swans Island, Sunoco™ Millennium Commemorative Coins, Chakta Viga Burl, and Scrap Metal from Whole Foods™, 26 x 16 x 11 inches

Jesse Sullivan, Negative Land, 2018, Oil on Canvas, 60 x 60 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, All Tolls Enforced By Law, 2018, Foraged Firebox Elder from Fall River, Foraged Swamp Maple from Wilbur Woods, Foraged Clay from Swans Island, Twisting Vine from Citibank™ Estate, Wartime Steel Pennies, Art in America Mailers, MDF, 14.5 x 20.5 x 7 inches

Harry Gould Harvey IV, Reagan Klan, 2018, Foraged Wormy Apple Wood From Former Citibank™ Founder’s Estate, Clay Foraged from Swans Island, Sunoco™ Millennium Commemorative Coins, Chakta Viga Burl, and Scrap Metal from Whole Foods™, 26 x 16 x 11 inches

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