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Lyle Ashton Harris: Blow Up

Sep 4 - Oct 18 2008

UB Art Gallery

This survey of Lyle Ashton Harris’s art spans nearly twenty years of work, from the early, formal studio self-portraits for which he first gained acclaim to the large-scale constructions featured in the 2007 Venice Biennale. Harris approaches photography as social performance. He “blows up” preconceptions of portraiture, mass media imagery and street photography. Harris zeroes in on the viewer’s role as a reader of images-images that are also evidence in one’s sense of self, gender and race.

Harris will give a lecture from 6:30-8:30 pm on Sept. 15 in the CFA Screening Room, 112 CFA, as part of the Department of Visual Studies’ Speakers Series.

Organized by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Sponsored by Mikki and Stanley Weithorn, Yvette Craddock, Janis Leonard Design Associates and Linda and Sherman Saperstein.

Catalog available.