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Lynne Harlow
updated: 05/15/2012
website: www.lynneharlow.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Bourbon as a Second Language
Bourbon as a Second Language
The Rail
The Rail
The Rail (drawing 1)
The Rail (drawing 2)
BEAT
BEAT
Lena's Beat
Shake Some Action
Palermo
rhythm..distance
fermata
deceptive cadence
caesura
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, abstract, site-specific, collaborative, geometric
 
 
Bourbon as a Second Language by Lynne Harlow
Bourbon as a Second Language
vinyl, chiffon
2011
126 " x  6 "  x 220 " 
Bourbon as a Second Language by Lynne Harlow
Bourbon as a Second Language
vinyl, chiffon
2011
126" x  6"  x 220" 
The Rail by Lynne Harlow
The Rail
chiffon, acrylic paint
2009
108 " x  12 "  x 312 " 
The Rail by Lynne Harlow
The Rail
chiffon, acrylic paint
2009
108 " x  12 "  x 312 " 
The Rail (drawing 1) by Lynne Harlow
The Rail (drawing 1)
acrylic paint on paper
2009
12 " x  15 " 
The Rail (drawing 2) by Lynne Harlow
The Rail (drawing 2)
acrylic paint on paper
2009
12 " x  15 " 
BEAT by Lynne Harlow
BEAT
acrylic paint, drum kit, live drum performance
2007
Dimensions variable
BEAT by Lynne Harlow
BEAT
acrylic paint, drum kit, live drum performance
2007
Dimensions variable
Lena's Beat by Lynne Harlow
Lena's Beat
acrylic paint on paper, drum soundtrack on CD
2006
21" x  21" 
Shake Some Action by Lynne Harlow
Shake Some Action
Plexiglas
2006
9" x  39"  x 1" 
Palermo by Lynne Harlow
Palermo
Plexiglas, nails
2011
21" x  16"  x 1" 
rhythm..distance by Lynne Harlow
rhythm..distance
stretch fabric, wood, original drum recording
2012
98 " x  120 "  x 25 " 
fermata by Lynne Harlow
fermata
Fender grill cloth on stretcher
2012
19 " x  28 "  x 2.5 " 
deceptive cadence by Lynne Harlow
deceptive cadence
pigment print on aluminum, acrylic paint
2012
11 " x  35 " 
caesura by Lynne Harlow
caesura
lacquer on aluminum
2012
19" x  124"  x .5" 

Artist Statement
How little is enough? How much can be taken away before a piece crumbles? I arrive at my pieces by reducing physical and visual information. This process of reduction, a steady taking away, is ultimately intended to be an act of generosity. In each piece I’m looking for the point at which these reductions allow me to give the most. It’s an appealing contradiction because it prompts one to reconsider the concept of abundance and the nature of giving.

Within this reductive realm I make large scale site-specific installations and smaller scale drawings. My site-specific installations (i.e. The Rail and BEAT) sit at the border between drawing and sculpture. They are lean, elegant arrangements of color, light and space; they are presentations of physical facts. Rather than depicting space, these pieces are material drawings in space. They isolate and exaggerate particular aspects of the ways we encounter and negotiate our physical world, and bring some awareness and joy to the process. With restricted use of very particular materials, frequently sheer and lightweight, the installations suggest the presence of light and the absence of weight.

Most of these pieces are temporary and while some can be remade in other locations they tend not to exist beyond their initial creation. I’ve become focused on making small-scale drawings that relate to and evolve from the temporary large works. These extremely reduced geometric drawings exist primarily as autonomous works but they also function as the midpoint between the actual installations and the photographs that serve as documentation.

Additional small-scale drawings (i.e. For Savion Glover and Shake Some Action), which include gouaches, material constructions and printed work, are more focused explorations of surface, light, material and color. They eliminate physical participation and instead emphasize visual perception.

Throughout all of my work is a curiosity about the borders of drawing – where it meets sculpture and also where is ceases to exist. At these borders I am able to make drawings that feel to me like enough. Just enough.

Artist Bio / CV

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2011
Fluid, Towson University, Towson, MD
2010
touch, ParisCONCRET, Paris, France
Julian Dashper: It Is Life, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY
New Prints 2010/Spring, IPCNY, New York, NY
The Radiant Hour, The Chapin School, New York, NY
Kill the headlights and put it in neutral, Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, RI
Postscript, The RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI
Breakups R Tough, U-Turn art space, Cincinnati, OH
2009
At the Seams, The Skydive, Houston, TX
Pink is the New Black, Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, RI
Abstract Realities, USQ, Toowoomba, Australia
2008
MINUS SPACE, PS 1, NY, NY
Providence Art Windows, Providence, RI
Beyond a Memorable Fancy, Elizabeth Fdn for the Arts, NY, NY
touch, Bus-Dori, Tokyo, Japan
Tribute to Esphyr Slobodkina, The Painting Center, NY, NY
2007
Escape from NY, Sydney Non Objective, Sydney, Australia
BEAT, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY (solo project)
Material Matter, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2006
Intellectual Rigor, Marymount Manhattan College, NY, NY
Suitcase, Bus-dori, Tokyo, Japan
New Prints 2000-2006, IPCNY, NY, NY
2Step, Kunsternes Hus, Oslo, Norway
The Gallery at 38 Cameron, Cambridge, MA
I Can’t Quite Place It, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Presentational Painting III, Hunter College Gallery, NY, NY
The Searchers, White Box, NY, NY
New Prints, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
2005
New Prints 2005 – Autumn, IPCNY, NY
2004
4 by 4 by 4, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
There is a Light that Never Goes Out, d.u.m.b.o. arts center, Brooklyn, NY
2003
MINUS SPACE, www.minusspace.com, on-line exhibition
2002
Majority Rules, Free Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Once Over, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Gallery, NY, NY
DUMBO Art Festival, Brooklyn, NY
2001
Prints 2001 – Autumn, IPCNY, NY, NY
The Freight Elevator Project, Downtown Arts Festival, NY, NY
New Prints 2001 – Summer, IPCNY, NY

DISTINCTIONS
2011
MacColl Johnson Fellowship recipient
2006
American Abstract Artists
Elected Member
2002
Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX
Visiting Artist
2000
Presidential Purchase Award, Hunter College, CUNY

EDUCATION
2000 M.F.A., Hunter College, CUNY; New York, NY
1990 B.A., Framingham State College, Framingham, MA
magna cum laude