Matthew Harris

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Exhibition: July 30th – August 27th, 2016

Artist Statement: 

My recent series of “Baroque Selfies” questions the ways in which an individual gains social status. Wealth, physical appearance, and charming personality too often trump wisdom, compassion, and humility. Failure to gain the attention and approval we crave feeds our insecurities and drives us to try even harder. With the elaboration of social media, we are bombarded with even more opportunities to curate our public lives.  These works serve both as generalized portraits of human vulnerability and as self portraits that question my own susceptibility to self-centered perspectives.

About the Artist: 

Matthew Harris is a Denver-based artist who received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

He has recently been exhibited in a group show at RedLine, “Jokes of Nature”, commissioned for the USA Pro Challenge Bike Art Project at the Denver International Airport in Denver, CO, and has had a solo-exhibition at the UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art in Colorado Springs for his most recent series of work, Baroque Selfies.

photo credit Amanda Tipton