Harrison’s installations evoke fragility while dominating the gallery space.
“I explore installations using the enclosure of a room and the addition of sculptures to occupy and command the space. Three-dimensional forms hang from the ceiling in a looming, intrusive manner, yet other installed forms offer tentative, fragile illusions. The human form is my inspiration – then, I contort, deconstruct and reconstruct it to highlight deformity, missing appendages, and bindings to limit movement.
“My intent is to create a reflective and charged viewer response as I share narratives on the gay life experience. Twisting and contorting materials illustrate the confining contradictions of a gay individual ‘passing’ in a predominately straight world. This duality is integral and the materials serve as a mirroring of the conflict.”