[March 11 2011]
The Architect’s Brother, is an exhibition series of works and sculptures made by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison between 1993 and 2005. Including RC prints on panel, hand painted and layered with encaustic, photogravures and sculptures, The Architect’s Brother is the first exhibition in depth in New York of their works, at the Jack Shainman Gallery.
The artists printed their photographs from large paper negatives made by cutting and pasting a variety of images together. Large and richly textured, their pictures explore the possibilities of an apocalyptic future environment, in where people try desperately but still with faith to control the nature. Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison redefine earth landscape and interrogate the play devoted to technologies in the fate of humanity, in associating the content of environment philosophy and the eschatology’s aesthetic. The Architect’s Brother by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison runs until March 12 at Jack Shainman Gallery, 513 West 20th Street, New York. Photo and Text Pierre-Alexandre Mateos