Winter Group Show
Opening Reception Fri. Jan 27th
Cross Contemporary Art
81 Partition St. Saugerties, New York 12477
on view thru Feb.26, 2017
GALLERY HOURS: Thurs- Mon 12-5pm
Opening reception for "WHITE OUT: Winter Group Show" was crowded fun!! Join us every Sunday through Feb 27 for brunch at the gallery with coffee, tea, mimosas and pastries and enjoy this exhibit of art about White and all of its expressions! More info about the show and its participants: http://bit.ly/ccawo Gallery Hours: Thurs-Mon 12-5pm or by appointment 845-399-9751
"WHITE OUT" is a group show featuring 24 of the many artists affiliated with Cross Contemporary Art during its 2 and a half years in Saugerties, NY. The exhibit focuses on various expressions and experiences of “white” in the Visual Arts: from the depiction of white as a pigment, to the definition of white space by form, to the blending of all bands of light to create white wavelengths and finally the understanding of white as the absence of all marks or pigment. White can also be understood as a narrative or a fact (like snow, water or ice), but ultimately white will always remain the expression of all light.
"WHITE OUT" is curated by Jen Dragon and Alan Goolman.
Loel Ann Barr
Mark Thomas Kanter
About Cross Contemporary Art: Cross Contemporary Art is a gallery dedicated to showing mid-career and established artists who have a connection to New York City, Hudson Valley and Catskills region. Open Thurs through Mon 12-6, Tues and Wed by appointment or chance. 81 Partition st Saugerties, NY 12477 Phone Gallery Director Jen Dragon 845.399.9751 for more information
As part of our blog series dedicated to lost and endangered species in the lead-up to Remembrance Day for Lost Species, ONCA delves into the otherworldy work of New York-based artist Jan Harrison. The words are Jan’s own as she describes the work. Dive in, and drift a while through the more-than-human psyche…
ONCA’s mission is to cultivate environmental and social wellbeing through the arts. We aim in all our activity to inspire creativity and positive action in the face of environmental change, and to help galvanise the creation of a critical mass of work that responds to and explores these changes.
14 St George’s Place
AVIARY, curated by Elizabeth Ennis
August 8 - October 4, 2015
Opening Reception, Saturday, August 8th, 4-6 pm
The Elevator Gallery at the Catskill Art Society,
48 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY.
Artists: Andrea Brown, Brett DePalma, Elizabeth Ennis, James Gann, Jan Harrison, Joanna Hartell, Brandi Merolla, Frank Mullaney, Joseph Schactman, Michael Staats.
Solo Exhibition : VISCERAL VOICES : Jan Harrison
The Word & Image Gallery
Bright Hill Press & Literary Center
94 Church Street
Treadwell, NY 13846
On view: August 2-28, 2015
Opening Reception and Artist Talk:
Sunday, August 2, 3-5 pm
There will be a brief Animal Tongues Performance during the opening reception.
JAN HARRISON is an American painter and sculptor whose work centers on the animal nature, soul, and spirit as it relates to the human psyche. Her art is connected with the philosophy of deep ecology. In addition to visual
art, she performs in Animal Tongues.
Image: "Panthea," Jan Harrison, © 2014, pastel, ink, charcoal and colorpencil on rag paper, 22.25 x 30.5 inches.
Sara Lynn Henry, Curator
*Williamsburg Art and Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY,
September 21 through October 20, 2013.
Artists in the exhibition: Terri Amig, George Boorujy, Catherine Chalmers, Stella Chasteen, Sue Coe, Lee Deigaard, Mary Frank, Jan Harrison, Gillian Jagger, Nina Katchadourian, Isabella Kirkland, David Marell, Christy Rupp, Alan Siegel, Janice Tieken, Eva van Rijn, Jess Wallace.
Catalogue, illustrated. Cover image: Jan Harrison's painting, "Big Cat - Mountain Lion With Foliage Fur."
Previously exhibited at Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY, February 22 through March 24, 2013.
Roll Magazine Article: Anima/Animus; the strange and beautiful world of Jan Harrison.
by Donatella de Rosa
DEAR MOTHER NATURE: Hudson Valley Artists 2012
Curated by Linda Weintraub
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
State University of New York at New Paltz
New Paltz, NY
June 23 - November 4, 2012
Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries
©2011, Jan Harrison
pastel, charcoal and ink on rag paper
45 x 34.25 inches.
(Seven inch border of rag paper around image.)
Jan Harrison performed in Animal Tongues with animal sculpture heads, in front of her large pastel painting, "Big Cat - Mountain Lion with Foliage Fur," at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, on September 15, 2012.
OTHER THAN HUMAN, Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, KMOCA, 103 Abeel Street, Kingston, NY 12401.
Three-person exhibition: Jan Harrison, Chris Harvey, Susan Siegel. June 2 - 30, 2012.
Exhibition of Jan Harrison's "Big Cat," "Corridor Series Primates," and "Tiny Cat" pastel paintings.....Jan will perform in "Animal Tongues" on opening night, June 2, 2012, 5 - 7 pm, performance at approximately 7 pm.
"In June KMOCA presents three artists with fascinations for creatures other than humans. Each artist in their own way explores how by blurring the dividing line with the "other than human," we might become something other than human ourselves." (excerpt: Press Release)
Jan Harrison's pastel paintings from The Corridor Series exhibited at Drew University in conjunction with the conference, DIVINANIMALITY, 2011, Craig Chapel. Drew University, Madison, NJ.
"[T]he ahuman…divinanimality…the excluded, foreclosed, disavowed, tamed, and sacrificed foundation of…the human order, law and justice."
—Jacques Derrida, The Animal That Therefore I Am
Jan Harrison's painting "Blue Cat #3" will be on the cover of the book, DIVINANIMALITY, Fordham Press, to be published in the fall, 2014.
PEACEABLE KINGDOM – curated by The Outsider’s Studio Collective. Andrea Brown-Elizabeth Ennis-Jan Harrison-Joanna Hartell-Margaret Hillary Moore-Michael Staats-Patricia Sprott-Susan Moody Ward-Joni Wehrli, at DVAA, Alliance Gallery, 37 Main Street, 2nd floor, Narrowsburg, NY, July 1–23, 2011.
TRANSCENDENTAL FREAKOUT – Exhibition + printed book......Katy B. Plummer & Kuba Dorabialski, based in Sydney, Australia, curated exhibition “Transcendental Freakout,” in “Remote,” an online evolving exhibition platform. Artists: Kuba Dorabialski-Jan Harrison-Ulrike Heydenreich-Tara Marynowsky-Todd McMillan-Kris Moyes-Katy B Plummer.... "Remote," Tsering Frykman-Glen, Barcelona, Spain.
Artist Jan Harrison speaks with writer and curator Linda Weintraub
Jan Harrison's work explores the connections between human and animal psyches and takes the form of painting, pastel, sculpture, and performance. Jan's essay in the January 2011 issue of PAJ: A JOURNAL OF PERFORMANCE AND ART , called "Singing in Animal Tongues: An Inner Journey", describes the origins and scope of Jan's work, including her ability to speak and sing in "Animal Tongues." In this podcast, Jan and Linda discuss Jan's art and the animal beings who help create it.