A Bright Haunting
22nd June–3rd August 2018
Private view 21st June, 6–9pm
Monday to Friday, 10.30–17.00
The Chaplin Centre, Taplow House
Thurlow Street, London, SE17 2DG
“Beauty and substance is the winning combination achieved by Caroline Jane Harris's intricate analogue processing of digital sources, which call on photographic, printmaking, drawing and sculptural techniques to explore how we code and screen the world”. Paul Carey Kent
In August 2017 Caroline Jane Harris was selected by curator and writer Paul Carey Kent for the second ASC Studios Summer Open Exhibition and was awarded a solo show at ASC Gallery in June 2018. A Bright Haunting features works made from 2017–18 that continue and extend Harris’ exploration of the expanded photographic medium and image-making process, in dialogue with printmaking and drawing. The artist posits photographic theories and concepts in relation to the medium’s history and current possibilities, layering interplays between analogue and digital processes, traversing 2 and 3 dimensions. The exhibition features hand-cut digital prints, rubbings and etched-copper plates made from the paper-cut stencils.
To coincide with the exhibition, Dr Jon K Shaw has written an essay entitled Bright Hauntings in relation to Harris’s practice. Shaw was Harris’s dissertation tutor during her Masters at City & Guilds of London Art School and their on-going dialogue has influenced and shaped her work.