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sm.ART curating & consulting

sm.ART curating & consulting

Private Gallery
Sharon Harper, FLUG (FLIGHT), Paris June 9th
Sharon Harper, Germany Mise en scene. II, 1997
Sharon Harper, Germany Mise en scene. II, 1997
  Dear (sm.)ART friends,

We would like to invite you to see works of the series


by American photography artist


from June 9th on

exhibited at

Paris Ouest Sotheby's International Realty
138, avenue Victor Hugo
75116 Paris, France

Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 10am - 1pm & 2pm - 6pm
Phone: +33 - (0)1 - 77 37 67 67

We are proud to present, for the first time in Paris, the series FLUG (FLIGHT), made between 1997 and 2000 by the American photography artist SHARON HARPER. Her dreamy images of grainy, free-floating landscapes, taken from a 200mph-high-speed train when traveling through France, Italy and Germany, possess the painterly and graphic qualities rather of exploratory charcoal drawings than of photographs, with soft powder rubbed into the tooth of paper, dark lines suggesting a form.

"Traveling through the landscape creates a parallel journey: one the mind embarks on. The psychological journey is dredged to consciousness, lulled loose by forward motion. Travel is the transitional agent that dislodges thoughts and moves them from subconscious to conscious mind. In FLUG, linear time spent in transit is compressed into two dimensions, layering past on present, building the terrain of the photograph into a subterranean, experiential landscape.

FLUGrecords a reality that is specifically photographic - one the naked eye cannot perceive - joining optics with high speed train travel to create a visceral scene. The photographs in this series harness the grandeur one senses when engaged with the landscape to describe an interior experience of being in the landscape."
Sharon Harper, 2001

A former photojournalist, Sharon Harper earned an MFA degree at New York's School of Visual Arts in 1997 when she began her exhibiting career in the US and Europe, including a show at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York in 2001. A recipient of several honors and fellowships, Harper's work is included in important public and private collections such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Whitney Museum of American Art, the New York Public Library or the Bayerische Vereinsbank, Munich, Germany.

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Best regards from sm.ART and enjoy Sharon's works,

sibylle mueller
sm.ART curating & consulting

Sharon Harper
Mise en scene. II, 1997
Silver Gelatin Print
20 x 24 inches, ca. 50 x 60 cm
Edition of 15
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