Erin Harmon Lecture and Opening




Material is excited to announce its eighty-fifth exhibition, The Land of Lost & Foundfeaturing work by Erin Harmon

The Land of Lost & Found will run for one night only with a reception from 6-8 on Friday, September 28th. 

Erin Harmon will also give a lecture on her work on Thursday, September 27th at 7 pm in the Orgill Room in Clough Hall.

(Please note the show is at Material and the lecture is at Rhodes College.) 

Material is located at 2553 Broad Avenue. Parking is available on both the north and south sides of Broad Avenue.

Originally from California, Erin Harmon received her BA in studio art from San Diego State University. She went on to graduate with her MFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design in 2003. She has been featured in numerous group and solo exhibitions around the country including at Lawrence Asher Gallery, Los Angeles, California; the Parthenon Museum, Nashville, Tennessee; the Target Gallery at the Torpedo Art Center, Alexandria, Virginia; and the Atlanta Artists Center & Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia. Since 2003 Erin Harmon has lived and worked in Memphis where she is Associate Professor of Art at Rhodes College. 

About the show the artist writes: “This work is the embodiment of a psychic environment that is both meditative and extravagant. Rather than literal views of nature, I create a dialogue between colors, marks, forms and surfaces to produce a lineage of imagined botanical fragments. Tense and exuberant accumulations of strange flora are arranged into Edenic backdrops which connote desire, anxiety and a search for authenticity. This work is influenced by psychedelic black-light posters and Victorian valentines.”

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