Rowena Harris
British , born 1985
Selected exhibitions
2017
Affordable editions, prints and drawings,
Tenderpixel
2015
The Gallery Apart at Artissima 2015,
The Gallery Apart
2014
Chronovisor : Archive,
South Kiosk

Merging the physical and digital, formalism and DIY aesthetics, Rowena Harris makes mixed-media sculptures, installations, videos, and internet-based works, through which she expresses her experience of the world. “I am trying to communicate thoughts and issues that come from my own experience,” she has explained. “I am interested in the viewer’s perception (as well as my own) and try to actively incorporate the viewer in the understanding of the work.” She does this by utilizing everyday materials—such as concrete, household items and clothing—and by incorporating a digital dimension into her projects. Citing Carl Andre, Rachel Whiteread, and Felix Gonzalez-Torres as influences, Harris has cast button-down shirts in concrete and transformed tin cans into austere minimalist sculptures, among other evocative assemblages and objects—finding beauty and meaning in unexpected places, and …

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