Skip to content

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

10/05/2009
Suspension, Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison

Suspension, Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison

Making Rain, Robert 7 Shana ParkeHarrison

Making Rain, Robert 7 Shana ParkeHarrison

The Collector, Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison

The Collector, Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison

Flying Lessons, Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison

Flying Lessons, Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison

This series by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison is titled, The Architect’s Brother. ParkeHarrisons printed their photographs from large paper negatives made by cutting and pasting a variety of images together. Then they carefully painted out the individual seems in the negative.  A photographic print is then made, often painted with a layer of varnish or beeswax (info from clusterflock.com). The images are of Robert dressing in a uniform black suit with a white shirt ( the everyday man) attempting to control or fix the earth we reside on. I chose this series of images because ParkeHarrison is making a social commentary on human lifestyles in a very surreal and unreal way. They were able to take current issues and take them out of their context in a strange, over exaggerated, timeless way.

For the entire body of work:

http://www.geh.org/parkeharrison/

Advertisements
2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jared Ragland permalink*
    10/05/2009 21:18

    This work has always made me think of Tom Waits’ songs.

  2. Diana permalink
    10/05/2009 23:51

    I agree, it is interesting I read on Wikipedia, critic Daniel Durchholz described Waits voice as sounding “like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car.” I love that description.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: