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Robert Jackson Harrington
updated: 04/08/2014
website: robertjacksonharrington.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Got Your Legs Cut Out From Under You Brian Ashby
Keep Your Chin Up Roy Heffernan
Circle Your Wagons Lajos Tiza
We’re Done Here, Bobby Cash
Looking For Answers Kris Pavone
It Could Be Worse, Kevin Nash
It Wasn’t Meant To Be, Jorge Guzma´n
Heavy Burden Barry Darsow
Keep Your Nose To The Grindstone Leo Joseph
Too Much To Soon Roberto Frías
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, conceptual, obsessive, technology, systems, site-specific
 
 
Got Your Legs Cut Out From Under You Brian Ashby by Robert Jackson Harrington
Got Your Legs Cut Out From Under You Brian Ashby
graphite, colored vinyl adhesive and laser print on paper
2013
7 " x  11 " 
Keep Your Chin Up Roy Heffernan by Robert Jackson Harrington
Keep Your Chin Up Roy Heffernan
graphite, colored vinyl adhesive and laser print on paper
2003
7 " x  11 " 
Circle Your Wagons Lajos Tiza by Robert Jackson Harrington
Circle Your Wagons Lajos Tiza
graphite, colored vinyl adhesive and laser print on paper
2013
7 " x  11 " 
We’re Done Here, Bobby Cash by Robert Jackson Harrington
We’re Done Here, Bobby Cash
graphite, colored vinyl adhesive and laser print on paper
2013
7 " x  11 " 
Looking For Answers Kris Pavone by Robert Jackson Harrington
Looking For Answers Kris Pavone
graphite, colored vinyl adhesive and laser print on paper
2013
7 " x  11 " 
It Could Be Worse, Kevin Nash by Robert Jackson Harrington
It Could Be Worse, Kevin Nash
graphite, colored vinyl adhesive and laser print on paper
2013
7 " x  11 " 
It Wasn’t Meant To Be, Jorge Guzma´n by Robert Jackson Harrington
It Wasn’t Meant To Be, Jorge Guzma´n
graphite, colored vinyl adhesive and laser print on papergraphite on paper
2013
7 " x  11 " 
Heavy Burden Barry Darsow by Robert Jackson Harrington
Heavy Burden Barry Darsow
graphite, colored vinyl adhesive and laser print on paper
2013
7 " x  11 " 
Keep Your Nose To The Grindstone Leo Joseph by Robert Jackson Harrington
Keep Your Nose To The Grindstone Leo Joseph
graphite, colored vinyl adhesive and laser print on paper
2013
7 " x  11 " 
Too Much To Soon Roberto Frías by Robert Jackson Harrington
Too Much To Soon Roberto Frías
graphite, colored vinyl adhesive and laser print on paper
2013
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement
I create false narratives that attempt to exploit the idea of potential. I aim to lead the viewer to believe that my art somehow “works” or performs some kinetic function or illustrates a scheme of some unknown contraption. However, the arrangements do nothing, they merely act as a stimulus or catalyst. They suggest a situation, or an action that compels the viewer to respond. I feel that the viewers projected ideas of what my work “can be”, or what it “does” is far more interesting than the actual objects themselves.

These last two years have marked a transitional period for me, evolving from installations and sculptures to drawings and collages. I credit this development to the need to explore some of the ideas in an unlimited or idealized context. With drawings and collages I am unhindered by physical limitations such as the actual weight of an object or how safe it is when displayed in an exhibit.

Artist Bio / CV

Recent Exhibitions

2013
The III Bienal Ciudad Jua´rez - El Paso Biennial 2013, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX & Museo de Arte Jua´rez, Ciudad Jua´rez, MX.
Young Latino Artist 18, Mexic-Arte Museum, Austin, TX.
2012
the Development of Actuallity, Co-Lab Project Space, Austin, TX.
2011
NOW! That's What I Call Art: Vol:1, Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX.
Generator: An Exploration in Potential Systems
, Gallery I, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.
Advanced Young Artists at Arthouse Exhibition, Arthouse, Austin, TX.
Universal Capable, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Houston, TX.
Group Hug, Pump Projects Satellite Space, Austin, TX.
2010
Zine Library, Trouser House, New Orleans, LA.
Potential Modulations, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX.
Material &deStructure:The Creative Alternative in Art, PG Contemporary, Houston, TX.
The People's Gallery, Austin City Hall, Austin, TX.

Awards
MFA Sculpture Department Fellowship, San Francisco Art Institute.
Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award, International Sculpture Center.
Marguerite Loya Pearson Scholarship Fund for the Arts.

Education
MFA. San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA, 2008.
BFA. The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, 2006.