Visiting Artists : Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

2 Chances on Tuesday October 6 to hear visiting artists Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison talk about their artwork on our campus, at 2pm in the Tweed and at 6pm in Montague Hall. Both events are open to all students and the public.
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Tweed Museum of Art > Talk on Collaboration
October 6, 2015  | 2 pm | Tweed Library
The couple will join us in the Tezla Library at Tweed to deliver a talk on collaboration and engage in an informal Q&A session on the topic.

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Art&Design Visual Culture Lecture Series

October 6, 2015 | 6 pm | Montague 70

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison / Photography and Performance

The ParkeHarrisons construct fantasies in the guise of environmental performances for the protagonists of their images.  The artists combine elaborate sets within vast landscapes to address issues surrounding man’s relationship to the earth and technology while additionally delving into the human condition. Shana, who studied painting, dance history and metalsmithing, and Robert, a photographer, have collaborated for over 18 years.

View their bodies of work here: http://www.parkeharrison.com/  

Working collaboratively, In 2000 Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison began to publicly claim co-authorship of their images. In 2007 the ParkeHarrisons were awarded the Nancy Graves Foundation Fellowship. “The Architect’s Brother,” a museum exhibition of 45 of their images traveled throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Currently their images are included in various group exhibitions including, “The Missing Peace; Artists Consider the Dalai Lama”, “Imaging a Shattered Earth: Contemporary Photography and the Environmental Debate” and envisioning Change”, an exhibition in conjunction with the United Nations environment Programme’s, World Environment Day. Their works are included in numerous collections including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago and the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House.  Robert ParkeHarrison studied photography at the Kansas City Art Institute and the University of New Mexico. In 1999 he was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Shana ParkeHarrison received a degree in painting from William Woods College. She went on to study Dance history and metalsmithing at University of New Mexico.
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