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Visiting Artists Series: Tracy Miller and Hilary Harnishfeger (Updated 10/28/13)

11:00 am – 4:00 pm, Wednesday, December 11 (2013), Katzen Museum Second Floor Exhibition

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The AU Art Department brings two Brooklyn-based artists to campus to teach and exhibit. Curated by Tim Doud. Tracy Miller is known for her still-life paintings of food. She simultaneously paints abstract networks of shapes, where recognizable objects double as dumb forms, flat and impenetrable. The paintings house a chaotic array of foods and flowers, at once delectable and disgusting in their abundance. She makes paintings that flirt with conventions of landscape, still-life, abstraction, and representation. Hilary Harnischfeger makes wall-mounted compositions as well as sculptures. She employs varied materials in her wall-works such as paper, plaster, clay, ink, and chunks of rock and quartz to create tactilely seductive pieces that straddle the line between two- and three-dimensionality. In her freestanding sculptures, she mines the meeting point between abstraction and materiality, using clay to lend her objects a fleshy, corporeal quality.

Type:
Exhibit
Host:
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Contact:
Telephone202-885-1300
Event Website:
www.american.edu/museum