Sunday, October 17, 2010

PhotoMidwest - Robert and Shana Parkeharrison - Lecture *TONIGHT*

October 17th, 7:00 P.M.
Location TBA

Robert and Shana Parkeharrison will be giving a lecture at Photomidwest this fall, I would recommend the drive to Madison Wisconsin to have a chance to hear these photographers speak. 

About the ParkeHarrisons:

"The husband and wife team of Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison have received international recognition for their fine art images that poetically explore human influences on the environment. The photographs embody aspects of theatre, sculpture, painting and photography. The center of their elaborate constructed scenes of fabricated machinery and primitive contraptions is Everyman, a solitary figure dressed in a simple suit, who interacts with the earth's landscape. Everyman patches holes in the sky, creates rain machines, uses giant needles to mend the earth, and listens to the earth's needs. In addition to building the objects featured in image, their process to create finished prints utilizes paper negatives, photo montage and hand-painting techniques.

Since the beginning of the 21st century, the ParkeHarrison's unique genre of photography has been featured in over 18 solo exhibitions and more than 30 group exhibits world-wide, including Japan, Canada, Italy and Ireland. In 2000, the monograph of their work, The Architect's Brother was named one of the 10 Best Photography Books of the Year by the New York Times. Listen to the Earth, a handbound book with 11 platinum prints was created in 2003, and most recently a collection of color work, counterpoint has been published. Their allegorical works can be found in numerous collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Fine Arts-Houston, the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian and the George Eastman House.

The ParkeHarrisons have degrees in fine art from Missouri universities, and Robert currently teaches at Holy Cross College in Massachusetts."