CHERYL HARPER "Hillary Bride Doll"

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CHERYL HARPER "Hillary Bride Doll"

4,000.00

"Hillary Bride Doll by CHERYL HARPER

2008, stoneware, 21"h x 10"w x 13"d

We are thrilled to once again share the works of Cheryl Harper in Fall 2017. Her newest body of work continues to touch upon socio-political topics and engage with current events. Stay tuned for more of Harper's works on our web catalogue and on the walls of James Oliver Gallery

ABOUT CHERYL HARPER: 

Trained as both an Art Historian-Curator as well as a Printmaker-mixed media artist, she misses one when not doing the other. In the last few years she found a balance that enables her to follow both paths. Her work continues to be informed by her curiosity about other artists as well as the world around her. One body of work might be inspired by illuminated manuscripts, yet another by prehistoric symbols, or current events.

Her current series, Convenient Vanities, is inspired by the love of junk food, so conveniently available at the corner store, the drug store, supermarket, and drive through. It's delicious, yet it shortens our lives, She's looking at 16-17th vanitas paintings, flitering them through her contemporary experience, thus Convenient Vanities. These works combine several approaches to artmaking, including prints, woodworking, ceramics, quilting, and more.

Regarding Harper's political body of work, she states, "As in many preceding cultures to our own, the public demands its leaders be icons, stepping into necessary roles acceptable to the masses.  My inspiration comes from combining the reputations of these personages with art historical references that seem obvious to me.  I document my observations of popular media, and draw from my experiences as a voter with occasional spurts of political activism."

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