Contrapuntal Hitch

An Exhibition by Jen P. Harris

January 5 - February 1, 2015

Please join us for an Artist's Reception on Friday, January 23, 2015 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Prairie Lights Cafe!

“Presented with the mortality puzzles in Contrapuntal Hitch, we come up against our desire for a definitive answer to the most elusive of questions.We expect information to lead to understanding. But in the current technological age the proliferation of information, and the way it rapidly mixes with opinions, half-truths, and lies, also breeds confusion and fear. I am most drawn to Jen Harris’s work because I understand it to be elucidating this modern-day conundrum. It reminds me of what Chekov said to be the task of the artist, not to solve anything, but to offer “a correct presentation of the problem.” It is only through the most honest articulation of existence that the greater mystery has its own chance of being revealed.” - Jessica Lott

An exhibition catalogue with an essay by Jessica Lott is available.

About the Artist

Jen P. Harris is an American artist who investigates information, networks and cycles in works that present mythic tableaux of the present age. Her intricately layered ink paintings transform ancient motifs, contemporary symbols and geometric forms into vivid scenes of complexity and profusion.

Harris was born in Blacksburg,Virginia in 1977. She received a BA (1999) in Studio Art fromYale University and an MFA (2008) from Queens College of the City University of New York. Her work has been exhibited nationally at venues including Daniel Cooney Fine Art (NYC); John Davis Gallery (Hudson, NY); Rockland Center for the Ar ts (Nyack, NY), Ar tplace (Los Angeles); Baltimore Museum of Ar t; and Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts (Wilmington). She is the recipient of a NewYork Foundation for the Arts Painting Fellowship (2012), Ora Schneider Residency Grant (2012), Puffin Foundation Grant (2011), and AstraeaVisual Arts Fund Grant (2011). Her work was selected to be included in the Pierogi Flat Files (Brooklyn, NY),The Drawing Center Viewing Program (NYC), and The Boston Drawing Project. She currently lives in Iowa City, IA.

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