Went to a few openings last night in Chicago and feel really inspired. Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison have work at the Catherine Edelman gallery which is totally stunning. They are giving an gallery talk at noon today if you are in the area. Should be really interesting. The work is seamless and so beautifully executed. The title of the show is Beginnings...no wonder I like it so much!
The Source (2004)
Burn Season (2003)
Study for Hi-Rise Planting (1993)
Study for Flight (1993)
Study of Nest (1994)
"Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison began collaborating on photographs shortly after graduate school, when they began constructing and choreographing scenarios about mans affect on the landscape. In these stagings, Robert would dress in a black suit and starched white shirt -- often referred in the press as an Everyman – and interact with the land, creating environmental performances. These surreal images addressed issues about the earth and mankind's responsibility to heal the damage he has done to its landscape. Often acting as earth's protector, healer and communicator, Everyman used low-tech instruments, creating settings more akin to cinema than the family photo album. These ground breaking images can be seen in their first monograph, The Architect's Brother."
You won't want to miss this show.