Duane Reed Gallery presents the latest work of artist Rain Harris. Exhibition opens February 28th with a reception and will run through March 29th.
Harris received her MFA from Ohio State University in 2008 and has since transformed her already extraordinary mixed media and ceramic art into smart, enthralling work. During the summer of 2012, she was an artist in residence at the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. While there, Harris watched ceramic artisans replicate fabric flowers, transforming them by hand into ultra-thin porcelain flowers one petal at a time. Upon her return, she blended some of the Chinese techniques with her own methods to create ornamentation that saunters from refined to bewitchingly gaudy. Her hand-pinched floral shapes are approachable, yet allude to the complex concepts of beauty and taste.