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James Harvey

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20140712211113-guernica_front
"Guernica Contained - Opened Ended" After Picasso. Front view., July 2014 Ink on 4 Layers of Transparent Organdy Enclosed in Box Open at Either End. 25.5 Inches X 29.5 Inches X 6 Inches
20140712211316-guernica_back_2
"Guernica Contained - Opened Ended" After Picasso. Back view., July 2014 Ink on 4 Layers of Transparent Organdy Enclosed in Box Open at Either End. 25.5 Inches X 29.5 Inches X 6 Inches
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"Self Portrait" front view, June 2014 Ink on Three Layers of Transparent Organdy 55" X 55"
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"Self Portrait" back view, June 2014 Ink of Three Layers of Transparent Organdy 55" X 55"
20140710194344-lost_dreams
"Lost Dreams", June 2014 Ink on Three Layers of Transparent Organdy 55" X 55"
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"Waterlilies", May 2014 Ink on Three Layers of Transparent Organdy 53" X 53"
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After Velazquez, February 2013 Ink on Three Layers of Organdy Separated by Three Stretchers 30" X 40"
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"After Velazquez" back view, February 2013 Ink on Three Layers of Organdy Separated by Three Stretchers 30" X 40"
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"Hummingbirds" front view, February 2013 Ink on Four Layers of Organdy Separated by Four Stretchers 65cm X 75cm X 10cm
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Mexican Tiendas, October 1 2012 Ink on 3 Layers of Translucent Organdy 140cm X 200cm X 10cm
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5 faces, August 20 2012 Ink on Organdy 65cm X 75cm X 12cm
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5 Faces back view, August 20 2012 Ink on 5 Panels of Organdy 65cm X 75cm X 12cm
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Two San Sebastians, August 20 2012 Ink on 2 Layers of Organdy, There Is a Painting on Both Sides of Stretcher 3' X 5' X 3"
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Two San Sebastians back view, August 20 2012 Ink on 2 Layers of Organdy, There Is a Painting on Both Sides of Stretcher 3' X 5' X 3"
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Virgin of Guadalupe, August 20 2012 Ink on Organdy, Drawing on 4 Transparent Layers of Organdy, One in Front of the Other. 250cm X 140cm X 20cm
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no voice, 2010 Mixed Media 40cm X 60cm
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"Dante's 5th Circle of Hell", 2009 Mixed Media 60" X2 9"
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"Dante and Virgil", 2009 Mixed Media 36" X 48"
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"Cross" front view, 2009 Mixed Media 52" X 84" X 12"
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"Cross" back view, 2009 Mixed Media 52" X 84" X 12"
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"Pots and Pans diptic", 2008 Mixed Media 63.5" X 33" X 4" Each
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"Consumption" triptic, 2008 Mixed Media 5' X 9' X 4"
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"Pots and Pans triptic", 2008 Mixed Media 36" X 52"
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"Pots and Pans #5", 2008 Mixed Media 40" Diameter
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"Claypots", 2008 Mixed Media 4' X 4' X 4"
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"Cactus Landscape", 2009 Mixed Media 80" X 96"
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man tower, 2011 Mixed Media 36" X 12" X 4"
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September 11th installation, sept 11 Mixed Media Varies
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Sept 11th flag with 3000 names on organdy, Sept 11 Mixed Media 8' X 12'
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Flight 93, sept 11 2011 Mixed Media 3' X 15'
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airplane 2, sept 11 Mixed Media 3' X 8'
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peeping toms watching towers, sept 11 Mixed Media 6 Pieces at 2' X 2'
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figures falling through a torrant, sept 11 Mixed Media 12' X 12"
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close up of tumbling tower Sept. 11, September 11 2011 Mixed Media Varries
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close up of tumbling tower 2 Sept 11 2011, September 11 2011 Mixed Media Varies
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close of tumbling tower 3 Sept 11 2011, September 11 2011 Mixed Media Varies
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tumbling torrant tower, September 11 2011 Mixed Media Varies
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"Guns" New Town CT.", February 2014 Ink on Three Layers of Transparent Organdy 68" X 120"
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"Primrose and Pansies", May 2014 Ink on Two Layers of Transparent Organdy 59" X 35"
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"Roses and Irises", May 2014 Ink on Two Layers of Transparent Organdy 59" X 35"
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"Lost Dreams", June 2014 Ink on Three Layers of Transparent Organdy 55" X 55"
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"Lost Dreams", June 2014 Ink on Three Layers of Transparent Organdy 55" X 55"
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"Trophy Wife", May 2014 Oil on Hand-stitched Canvas Creating a New Shape 50" X 27" X 3"
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"Juan", May 2014 Oil on Hand-stitched Canvas Creating a New Shape 21" X 22" X 3"
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"Brad", May 2014 Oil on Hand-stitched Canvas Creating a New Shape 17" X 13" X 2"
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"Miguel", May 2014 Oil on Hand-stitched Canvas Creating a New Shape 24" X 20" X 2"
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"Ballerina", 2015 Ink on 4 Layers of Transparent Organdy 90 X 55 X 8 Inches
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"Bullfighter 2", 2015 Ink on 4 Layers of Transparent Organdy 55" X 55" X 8"
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"Included with the price of admission", 10/ 10/2015 Ink on 4 Layers of Transparent Organdy 65cm X 75cm
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"Gaddafi" (first in a series of 10 dictators), October 2016 Mixed Media (colored Inks on 2 Layers of Transparent Organdy-pieces Hand Sewn Together. a Small Fan Animates the Painting. 6' X 14"
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
usa
Birth year
1960
Lives in
San Miguel de Allende
Works in
San Miguel de Allende
Schools
RISD (Rhode Island School of Design)
Representing galleries
Lyman/Eyer Gallery Provincetown, MA.
Tags
mixed-media, installation, figurative, sculpture, exhibition/performance
Statement

James Harvey is an American visual artist living and working in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  He received a BA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1987.  His work is included in numerous collections around the world.

 

 

Artist Statement

I am an American visual artist living and working in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I received a BA in painting at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1987. My work can be seen in numerous collections around the world.

After sustaining a concussion when my blood pressure drop unexpectedly I began seeing in multiple images in the hospitol.  I was drawing my doctor and nurses in images one on top of the others, It was how I was seeing at the time. Since I was seeing differently, I needed new glasses. Also I lost my sense of smell.

Working in multiple layers of transparent organdy, and using ink and brush, I create an illusion of moments of time suspended; ghost-like images that appear to float on air.  Compositions that hover between figurative and abstraction; Limps and faces come into sharp focus while others disappear into the background. A sense of mystery creeps in. 

  Some pieces are connected only at the top, leaving the rest of the fabric to flow freely with the natural breezes in the room while other pieces are displayed in boxes that are open on either end.  I have experimented with many formats including tracing paper, glass, and plexiglass over the past few years, and have instead come up with my own unique method of using fabrics and my own inks to create something totally new that depicts in an exciting way my view of the world.

 

 

Please go to my Facebook page to see video on my work, the transparent organdy moves and creates an ethereal quality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


September 11th installlation project  10th Anniversay

My own nightmares of September 11th have resulted in these images of the Twin Towers, airplanes,  helpless falling victums, faces peering through slits of  windows silently watching,  an American flag empty of color over which floats sheer fabric written with the names of those who perished in the disaster.  Using needle, thread and paint  I construct my images, combining two dimensional painting with sculpting the canvas or organdy into a free standing 3D sculpture.

The installation results in a powerful emotional statement when one walks into the room, the two ghostly shapes that descend from  the ceiling with their trailing tendrils brushing ashes on the floor sets the tone with its almost other-worldly recalling of the ghosts of the tragedy.  The walls are graced with eerily transparent airplanes drawn on organdy  sewn on overlapping stretchers that are covered with bare canvas, giving an unearthly yet mesmerizing effect. The second room's central piece cascades from the ceiling in an undulating cylinder of transparent organdy filled with blackened falling figures made of canvas. The walls depict watching figures peeking through windows, a man crushed by debris, and finally an American flag painted with heavily textured black paint  dripping no color, floating over the flag are all the names of the victums written on transparent organdy revealing the stars and stripes underneath. The amount of names packs a gut wrenching wallop when one sees the amount of fabric on the floor.

Hopefully my nightmares will decrease by executing this work and I can move on to my next project, but I know it will always be with me and be with us.

 

 

 

 

Resume

Education
 
1987 B.A. Painting, Rhode Island School of Design

Exhibitions 
2012 "Spring Show" Lyman-Eyer Gallery
Provincetown, MA

2011 “September 11  10th Memorial Installation”
Fabrica la Aurora
San Miguel de Allende,  Mexico

2011 “New Modes of Seeing” Exhibition,
Experiments in Transparencies
San Miguel de Allende,  Mexico

2010 “Malintzin Society “The Other”
Invitational Show
Santa Barbara, CA.

2009 “Solo Show” 
Galeria Juarez
Mineral del Pozos,  Mexico

2008 "Sin Compromiso" Two Person Show
Galeria de Casa del Diezmo
Celaya,  Mexico 

2007 "Through the Looking Glass" Two Person Show”
Wheeler Gallery
Providence, RI

2006 “Two Person Show”
Narrows Gallery
Fall River, MA

1996 “Art of the Northeast Exhibition”
Silvermine Guild
New Cannan, CT

1994 “Art of the Northeast Exhibition”
Silvermine Guild
New Cannan, CT

1987 Virgina Lynch Gallery
Tiverton, RI

1987 Wood Gerry Gallery
Rhode Island School of Design
Senior Invitational

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