Sharon Harper, ‘One Month, Weather Permitting, 2009 Night Sky over Banff, Alberta September 12 – October 10, 2007 19 September 20 September 21 September’, 2010, Rick Wester Fine Art
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Sharon Harper

One Month, Weather Permitting, 2009 Night Sky over Banff, Alberta September 12 – October 10, 2007 19 September 20 September 21 September, 2010

Archival inkjet print on fiber-based Harman paper
40 × 30 in
101.6 × 76.2 cm
Edition of 5 + 2AP
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$5,000
Location
New York, Global
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All images and Property, © Sharon Harper. Courtesy Rick Wester Fine Art, New York
Sharon Harper
American, b. 1966
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Sharon Harper thinks of her photographic practice as a documentation of the planets and stars in a way that the human eye does not usually perceive them. Photographing mostly at night, Harper uses extremely long exposures in order to capture cosmic motions on a single sheet of film, sometimes overlaying multiple images in a single frame. In many of her works, this resulting composite image is both representational and abstract, as in her series “Moon Studies and Star Scratches” (2003-09) in which the star trails and multiple moons form patterns beyond recognition. The element of chance plays a significant role in Harper’s practice, and she welcomes environmental interruptions, light pollution, or accidents as part of her photographs. She has said that she draws inspiration from 19th-century photographers, particularly Eadweard Muybridge.

Sharon Harper, ‘One Month, Weather Permitting, 2009 Night Sky over Banff, Alberta September 12 – October 10, 2007 19 September 20 September 21 September’, 2010, Rick Wester Fine Art
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All images and Property, © Sharon Harper. Courtesy Rick Wester Fine Art, New York
Sharon Harper
American, b. 1966
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Sharon Harper thinks of her photographic practice as a documentation of the planets and stars in a way that the human eye does not usually perceive them. Photographing mostly at night, Harper uses extremely long exposures in order to capture cosmic motions on a single sheet of film, sometimes overlaying multiple images in a single frame. In many of her works, this resulting composite image is both representational and abstract, as in her series “Moon Studies and Star Scratches” (2003-09) in which the star trails and multiple moons form patterns beyond recognition. The element of chance plays a significant role in Harper’s practice, and she welcomes environmental interruptions, light pollution, or accidents as part of her photographs. She has said that she draws inspiration from 19th-century photographers, particularly Eadweard Muybridge.

Sharon Harper

One Month, Weather Permitting, 2009 Night Sky over Banff, Alberta September 12 – October 10, 2007 19 September 20 September 21 September, 2010

Archival inkjet print on fiber-based Harman paper
40 × 30 in
101.6 × 76.2 cm
Edition of 5 + 2AP
.
$5,000
Location
New York, Global
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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