Anderson Ranch Editions

Shana and Robert ParkeHarrison

Artists’ Statement

“The intersection of painting and photography is at the heart of this series, entitled RED SUN.
Working in a pared down method, each image was photographed prior to the start of the printmaking process. Throughout the development and collaboration with Anderson Ranch, we explored a variety of narrative ideas; the fragility of existence and idiosyncratic actions informed by issues of the environment. We intentionally photographed each scene in a minimal space to offer room for textural printmaking qualities, the addition of subtle backgrounds and the eventual colored ink plates.

We think of the red ink as a visual intervention within our imagery. Red is used in each print to evoke metaphoric narrative elements such as heat, border, blood and deluge, creating a tension and precarious interaction between the gritty black and white photographic image and the bold color. Each print in this series uses three to four plates. We appreciated the opportunity to work with Brian Shure to create these prints and we thank the Ranch for inviting us to participate in this residency.” – ParkeHarrison

About the Artists

Shana and Robert ParkeHarrison explore the triangular relationship of humans, technology and nature. They combine sculpture, painting, set design, performance, photography and implied narrative to create constructed, dreamlike images. Their works are currently included in Festival La Gacilly/Baden Photo, Baden, Austria. Past exhibitions include Mediations Biennale, Poznan, Poland, Lille 3000, Lille, France, and Wall at WAM, Worcester, MA.

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Working in collaboration with Master Printer, Brian Shure, the ParkeHarrison’s new series, Red Sun, incorporates imagery that is at once evocative of their iconic work as well as a departure from their practice through the incorporation of lithography.

Contact Us

Prints are available for purchase and the proceeds provide ongoing support for all Ranch programming. If you have questions about the Anderson Ranch Editions program, or would like help with a purchase, please contact Meriwether McClorey, Artistic Programs Manager at [email protected] or call 970/924-5098.

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