Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison: Beginnings September 10 — October 30, 2010

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.

The ParkeHarrison's completed work from The Architect's Brother in 2005, and spent the next two years working on a new series that introduced color into their current imagery. "Beginnings" is an exhibition of collages they made when working on pieces for The Architect’s Brother. These never-before-seen images reveal the ideas and concepts that went into making some of their best known works. In several pieces we see Everyman experimenting with objects, positions and movement. In others, we see familiar props including cotton, paper wings and twigs. These small collages grant us access into their process and the development of their ideas. "Beginnings" will showcase 23 collages alongside five original painted photographs from which some of their best known gravures were made. Images in the show include study for the Sower, study for Listening Device, The Flying Lesson (gravure) and the painted photographs for Reclamation and The Guardian.

Robert ParkeHarrison received a Guggenheim Fellow in 1999. In 2007, the ParkeHarrisons’ received  the Nancy Graves Fellowship. The Architect's Brother was published in 2000 (Twin Palms Twelve Trees Press) and is now in its seventh edition.  Their new color work can be seen in Counterpoint (Twin Palm Press) published in 2008. Their works are included in numerous collections including Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art (NYC), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston) and the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House (Rochester, NY).

The collages vary in size and are available as unique RC prints with acrylics. Pieces range in price from $5000 to $8500.

The painted photographs vary in size and are available as unique RC prints on panel with acrylics & varnish. Pieces are priced at $19,000 each.

The photogravures vary in size and range in price from $7500 to $15,000, depending on availability.

Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.

Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison
Book of Life, 2000

sold out

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Burn Season, 2003
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Flying Lesson, 2000

sold out

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Jumping Study, 1996
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Morning Glories, 1992
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Porcupine shoes, 1992
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Rain Collage, 1993
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Reclamation, 2003
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Remembrance Study, 1995
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Ruisdael's Clouds Study, 1994

sold

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Stilt Chair, 1993

sold

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Study for Bloodline, 1995
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Study for Flight, 1993

sold

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Study for Gardener, 1993

sold

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Study for Goddard, 1994

sold

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Study for Hi-Rise Planting, 1993

sold

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Study for Listening Device, 1993
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Study for Lucid Dream, 2004

sold

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Study for May Day, 1995
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Study for Natural Progression, 1994

sold

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Study for Orchard, 2004

sold

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Study for Procession, 2004
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Study for Sower, 1995

sold

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Study for the Lesson, 1995

sold

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Study for Witnessland, 1995
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Study of Nest, 1994
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Sweeping Study, 1994
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Tethered Sky, 2004
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The Guardian, 2003

sold

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The Navigator, 2002

second market only

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The Source, 2004
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The Sower, 2001

sold out

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The Waiting, 2000

second market only