Sculptor and Art Defy Classification
Byline: Paul Denison The Register-Guard
Here's what Jerry Harris will tell you about his solo show at the Jacobs Gallery, opening Friday.
It will include 15 new sculptures in various materials, ranging from 3 feet to 5 feet 8 inches in height, and 11 new collages.
His work is "abstract, often surreal," "figurative in essence," "a bit avant-garde," "traditional but abstract in my own way."
This will be the gallery's first show featuring an African-American artist - which doesn't surprise him, considering how small the black community is here.
Being a man of color among pale people is nothing new to Harris, who married a Swedish woman and lived in her country for 20 years, returning to the United States with his son several years ago, after his wife died of cancer.
"When we came back," he says, "my son said he wanted to see some black people. I said I wanted to see some trees."
So Harris' son Andreas enrolled at Clayton State College in Atlanta, and Harris moved to …
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Publication information: Article title: Sculptor and Art Defy Classification. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Register Guard (Eugene, OR). Publication date: February 29, 2004. Page number: L1. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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