UNCW grad’s work mixes real, abstract

What: Wilmington artist Britt Harrison’s exhibition of oil and acrylic paintings Where: Caprice Bistro’s upstairs sofa lounge, 10 Market St., downtown Wilmington

When: Opening reception featuring half-price cocktails is 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. The exhibition hangs through February.

Details: 815-0810 or www.BrittHarrison.com

Britt Harrison’s online portfolio begins with antlers crisscrossing impossible red lines and Minimalistic shapes backdropping uncanny hands sychronizing into faces. It ends with representational works: emotional figures depicted in near Photorealism, save for their expressive streamlets of color.

In this wide range of style and scope we see Harrison experimenting, incorporating opposing painting techniques and an understanding of psychology to find a voice and style of her own.

Harrison, whose first Wilmington gallery exhibition opens at Caprice Bistro Jan. 10, graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2011 with a minor in fine arts and a major in psychology. She employs her psychology background to think analytically about

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