Lyle Ashton Harris

Thursday, October 1, 2015 to Friday, October 30, 2015


Select works from Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, North CarolinaPartial gift of Blake Byrne 
 

The Arts Initiative presents four works at Hopkins Hall Gallery by Lyle Ashton Harris from the collection of Blake Byrne coinciding with the "Where Are We Now: 30 Years of HIV/AIDS Research" panel discussion and the Lyle Ashton Harris visit and talk on Thursday, October 1, 2015. Works are on display Thursday, October 1 through Friday, October 30, 2015. 

This exhibition was made possible by the generous support of Blake Byrne

Special thanks to Blake Byrne, Barbara Schwan, Sarah Schroth, Trevor Schoonmaker, Kelly Woolbright



About Lyle Ashton Harris

Lyle Ashton Harris has cultivated a diverse artistic practice ranging from photographic media, collage, installation and performance. His work explores intersections between the personal and the political, examining the impact of ethnicity, gender and desire on the contemporary social and cultural dynamic. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the 52nd Venice Biennale.  Harris’ work has also been acquired by major international museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others. Harris is an Associate Professor of Art in NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and for many years taught part of the year at NYU's campus in Accra, Ghana.


 

Image Credits: Installation view from left to right: Lyle Ashton Harris, Untitled (Oak Bluffs) from the series The Watering Hole, Duraflex photograph, edition 2/6, 1996, 48 x 44 inches (121.9 x 111.8 cm), The Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina, Promised gift of Blake Byrne, T'57; Lyle Ashton Harris, Maine # 1, gelatin silver print, edition 5/5, 1987, 11 3/8 x 7 1/2 in. (28.9 x 19.1 cm), The Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina, Promised gift of Blake Byrne, T'57 In honor of Raymond D. Nasher; Lyle Ashton Harris, Maine # 2, gelatin silver print, edition 5/5, 1987,12 3/8 x 6 7/8 in. (31.4 x 17.5 cm), The Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina, Promised gift of Blake Byrne, T'57 In honor of Raymond D. Nasher; Lyle Ashton Harris, Brotherhood, Crossroads and Etc., Polaroid, unique, 28 x 21 1/4 in. (71.1 x 54 cm), The Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina, Promised gift of Blake Byrne, T'57. Photograph by Ada Matusiewicz. 

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