Specializing in contemporary ceramic art, sculpture, painting and works on paper by nationally and internationally recognized artists, the Harvey/Meadows Gallery is a hotbed of exciting contemporary art. With different monthly exhibits, the gallery showcases the work of established and emerging contemporary artists. Co-owners Sam Harvey and Alleghany Meadows are both ceramic artists who bring deep passion and knowledge of the art world to the gallery context. Works represented at the gallery span the breadth of contemporary art.
“One of the things we do best at the gallery is bring innovative contemporary ceramic art to the Aspen art scene,” says co-owner Sam Harvey. “During the past 10 years of our gallery, ceramics has also become a hot topic in the larger contemporary art world. Our goal is to have works that make you think and that ask the viewer to participate in a dialogue with the artist.”
Sam Harvey and Alleghany Meadows are both ceramic artists with extensive knowledge and passion for the ceramic arts. They have worked together on a range of projects since 1995 and began this gallery in July 2005.
Sam Harvey received his MFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University (2001) and BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute (1984). He has been an artist in residence at Sun Valley Center and Anderson Ranch Arts Center. He has taught and nationally and internationally, including at Anderson Ranch and in Nepal, Taiwan and Japan. He has shown nationally at such venues as Lill Street Arts Center, Chicago; Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe; Trax Gallery, Berkeley,Ca.
Alleghany Meadows also received his M.F.A. from Alfred University (1999) and his BA from Pitzer College, Claremont, CA (1994). He apprenticed with Takashi Nakazato, Karatsu, Japan, received a Watson Foundation Fellowship for field study of potters in Nepal, and was an artist in residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Alleghany has presented lectures and workshops at various venues around the country, including Penland School of Crafts, Mendocino Art Center, and Oregon College of Arts and Crafts. He has shown widely in such venues as Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, Ashville; Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore; Lill Street Gallery, Chicago; Chester Springs Studio, Chester Springs, PA; Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe. He is the founder of Artstream Nomadic Gallery.