April 12 - May 31, 2019
Opening Reception: April 12 from 5-9pm
Artist Talk: April 27 at 12pm
Closing Reception and GSA Coffee House fundraiser for the Kentucky Center Governor's School for the Art: May 31 from 5-9pm
Brick Street Art Studios & Gallery, 428 East 6th Street, New Albany, IN, 47150
As a recent graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she earned her B.F.A. of Fine Arts as a Painting major with a Printmaking minor, Chelsea Harris is now operating out of Louisville, Kentucky. Her solo show to be exhibited at Brick Street will feature her work since graduating.
Whatever Works is a collection of paintings and drawings produced in the tenuous period following Harris’s college graduation. Ranging from figures to plein air landscapes, still lives, and pet portraits, these works are often connected only by the condition that they were completed during a period of life transition in which it is difficult for an artist to complete any work at all. Forewarned that the first years without the structure of school often prove fatal to an artist's career, Harris established her independent studio practice on renowned Immaculate Heart College Art Department's Rule #7-- "The Only Rule is Work." This exhibition chronicles the first two years since she completed her degree. Here, Harris offers an uninhibited view of whatever works she was able to produce, while faced with the challenge of an entirely self-determined studio practice.
Chelsea Harris is currently serving as the Youth and Family Program Assistant at the Speed Art Museum as well as painter Gaela Erwin’s studio assistant. Harris has been selected to serve as the May 2019 Artist in Residence for COLLIDER, the South Central Regional Library’s artist-in-residence program, connecting the public with art and the people who create it. Special studio space within the Library will allow Harris to create on-site. Patrons will be encouraged to drop in, interact, and learn about different artistic processes, and participate in special workshops for the public. For more information about her upcoming residency see http://www.lfpl.org/collider/
For images see website: chelseaharrisart.com
- Dates: April 12, 2019 - May 31, 2019
- Recurrence: Recurring daily
- Location: Brick Street Art Studios & Gallery
- Address: 428 East 6th Street, New Albany, IN 47150
- Price: Free