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Zach Harris: Central Park In A No Vex Cave - Feuer/Mesler
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Feuer/Mesler
New York
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Zach Harris
b. 1976

The paintings of Zach Harris (b. 1976, Santa Rosa, California) are amalgams of mystical imagery, illusionistic patterning, and intricate figuration. They are among the most original objects produced under the rubric of contemporary painting. Harris develops intimate vignettes into elaborately sculpted and refined frameworks, simultaneously focusing the viewer’s attention and expanding it over a multi-dimensional plane. Recalling cosmological diagrams and visionary folk art, as well as a diversity of Eastern and Western art-historical traditions from devotional icons to Color Field, Harris’s constructions are born of the sustained attention one might associate with medieval illuminators. Each constitutes an entire cosmology, complete with recurring characters (both earthly and divine) and radical ideas about the action of gravity, light and time. As Harris has remarked, “Within a single small shape one can detect worlds within worlds where logic fields resolve and contrast endlessly with one another.”

Selected exhibitions
2021
ZACH HARRIS — 'ZERO HOUR'Perrotin
2019
Zach Harris | Studies for 20/20David Kordansky Gallery
2013
Zach Harris: Central Park In A No Vex CaveFeuer/Mesler
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Zach Harris
b. 1976

4th Stage, 2012-2013

Water based paint, wood
14 3/4 × 18 1/8 × 5/8 in
37.5 × 46 × 1.6 cm
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Location
New York
FM
Feuer/Mesler
New York
Medium
Zach Harris
b. 1976

The paintings of Zach Harris (b. 1976, Santa Rosa, California) are amalgams of mystical imagery, illusionistic patterning, and intricate figuration. They are among the most original objects produced under the rubric of contemporary painting. Harris develops intimate vignettes into elaborately sculpted and refined frameworks, simultaneously focusing the viewer’s attention and expanding it over a multi-dimensional plane. Recalling cosmological diagrams and visionary folk art, as well as a diversity of Eastern and Western art-historical traditions from devotional icons to Color Field, Harris’s constructions are born of the sustained attention one might associate with medieval illuminators. Each constitutes an entire cosmology, complete with recurring characters (both earthly and divine) and radical ideas about the action of gravity, light and time. As Harris has remarked, “Within a single small shape one can detect worlds within worlds where logic fields resolve and contrast endlessly with one another.”

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