It’s a long-held belief that artists work in solitude, but the truth is art is rarely, if ever created in a vacuum. Focusing on artists who choose to create their work in tandem, DUO at Harman Projects features a global array of artist duos, emphasizing how collaboration shapes contemporary art practices. Encompassing a number of relationships, from partners to twins, and stylistic influences, from Spanish street art to German design, the artist pairs in DUO complicate the widespread idea of lone artistic genius.
Symbolizing good luck and prosperity, the exchange of red envelopes is a beloved Lunar New Year tradition present in even the oldest stories about this celebration. To ring in the year of the dragon, Harman Projects is excited to host the 9th annual Red Envelope Show curated by Grumpy Bert. In the spirit of sharing this New Year’s practice widely, the exhibition features works from over 100 artists from around the world who work in a variety of mediums spanning ink, marker, pencil, gouache, acrylic, and even rocks. From hair-rising dragons to “chonky” dragons to Dragon Ball, each artist uses the red paper envelope to share something inventive and certainly fortunate.
Red Envelope Show opens February 10th at 54 Ludlow street with a reception 6-8 pm, many of the artists will be in attendance. A Lion Dance will take place outside the gallery at 6:30 pm.
Harman Projects is pleased to present Unusual Circumstances, a solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Travis Louie. This will be the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery, opening October 7th with Reception from 6-8pm.
Harman Projects is pleased to present AM Gold, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Scott Listfield. This will be the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery.
Known for his acrylic paintings featuring an anonymous and solitary astronaut navigating their way through familiar yet foreign landscapes, the artist invites the viewer to place themselves within his narratives. While the vast majority of Listfield’s work historically looks towards dystopian futures, the paintings in his newest exhibition look simultaneously backwards and inwards.
Harman Projects is pleased to present The Message, a solo exhibition by United Kingdom-based artist Louis “Masai” Michel. This will be the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery.
For the past three years, artist Louis “Masai” Michel has been living on the south-eastern coastline of Margate, England. His proximity to the coast has informed the environmentally conscious artist’s practice, resulting in a new body of work exploring our relationship with plastic items that often end up as trash in the sea.
Harman Projects is pleased to present Promise Made. Promise Kept, a solo exhibition by New York City-based artist ChrisRWK. This will be the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery.
ChrisRWK creates layered mixed mediapaintings drawing inspiration from cartoons, comic books and his time as a graffiti writer. These paintings feature a selection of recurring cartoon-like characters that the artist has been developing over the last two decades. Centered in this cast of characters is the eponymous robot. The most iconic image in Chris’ work, the robot actually originated as a cube that began appearing in his work in the late 1990s and evolved into a television and then finally a robot around the turn of the century.
Harman Projects will open its doors to A Silent Way, a solo exhibition by Toronto-based artist Chris Austin. This will be the artist’s first solo presentation with the gallery.
Chris Austin paints surreal landscapes where marine life exists hovering above ground. These formerly sea dwelling animals, no longer relegated to the ocean, float freely through a new and unknown world filled with man-made infrastructure. Whether cautiously exploring on their own, or interacting peacefully with a mysterious raincoat clad child, the creatures appear to move silently and without resistance through their surroundings.
Harman Projects will open its doors to Jeremy Fish: Drawing Conclusions, a solo exhibition of over 50 black and white drawings.
“This is my favorite medium, and this will be my first show made up entirely of these stark high contrast drawings. I began the work in December 2021, and the themes range from the subjects of love, betrayal, Zodiac signs, hands and feet, hearts and skulls, dead rappers, and my beloved cat Mrs. Brown,” the artist elaborates.
The artist will be in attendance and signing copies of his new book Forever Ever After at an Opening Reception on Saturday, July 30th from 6-8pm at Harman Projects, 210 Rivington Street, NYC.