Language of Material Thursday, March 16, 6-8pm

Harrison Gallery

Please join us Thursday for the Walk on White. Our show will feature new work by local, national and international artists, Katie Pumphrey, JoAnne Klein and Kiff Slemmons. Each of their work is completely unique yet all seem to similarly employ, as Slemmons says, “the language of materials, their possibility for metaphor and the idea of array.”

Katie Pumphrey is a recent resident artist at The Studios of Key West. Her paintings feel like being underwater, which is fitting since she is a long distance, open water swimmer and just completed a swim around the island of Key West. This aspect of her life influences her work. Her recent pieces explore movement, competitive roles, and instincts through large-scale paintings and drawings on paper and canvas.

Although best known nationally and internationally for her metal work, Kiff Slemmons has also been recognized for working in Oaxaca with Mexican artists, designing and fashioning jewelry out of handmade and dyed paper. It is assumed that paper is fragile, but Slemmon’s work demonstrates its strength. We’ll be showing her paper jewelry collection from Oaxaca Museum.

JoAnne Klein is a Key West artist who has spent many years studying and expanding her work with aluminum on graphite. We will be showing three phases of this process.

Helen Harrison, Director

Harrison Gallery

825 White St.

Key West, FL 33040