UNDER THE BRIDGE
Utilizing imagery originally designed as multicolor, repeating patterns for silk scarves, and textile artifacts for the home, this large scale wall-hanging focuses on texture, showing three faces of string surrounded by a plywood pattern. Represented in a reductive style, these shapes and textures take on an anthropomorphic quality, as the balance between graceful and blunt areas shows how a shape interacts with its world.
MEDIUM: Screen print on cotton
DIMENSIONS: 49" x 101.5"
Kevin Harris is a screen-printer, watercolorist, photographer, textile designer and cutter of paper based in Berkeley, California. His prints are often pattern-based focusing on overlapping, transparent color layers, textural surfaces, and forms. With a love for constructing shapes, he thinks about what they might be: a mountain village, a swimmer? A bird amongst chrysanthemum? As he draws (or cuts) these designs, he feels the structure between their inner and outer spaces, the balance between graceful and blunt areas, and the textural surface that shows how a shape interacts with its world.
Kevin Harris holds a BFA from Alfred University where he studied ceramic sculpture and lithographic printmaking. In addition to work on paper Kevin Harris produces textile designs, printed fabric, and silk scarves, which he sells in museum stores, and galleries nationally. His most recent exhibitions include watercolor paintings in the Limbic Songs exhibition, at the Real Eyes Gallery, in Adams, MA, a lithograph for the De / Composition show at Main Street Gallery, in Clifton Springs, NY, and a screen print for the Bay Area Print 2019 juried exhibition, at the Compound Gallery, in Oakland, CA.