Mark Mumford: "Photographs and Sculpture"

July 22, 2004—August 20, 2005 | Reception Thursday, July 22nd, 6-8PM

James Harris Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of photographs and sculpture by Seattle artist, Mark Mumford. The artist continues his investigation of words and phrases often found in everyday speech. He sees these works as a convergence of surrealism, pop, and conceptualism. For this exhibition, Mumford photographed signs or placards on different styles of chairs. Short phrases are graphically laid out on a white ground, and then placed on chairs, the sculptures are then photographed. For example, the text “Very Nearly Empty” sits on an office chair, its back hidden by the sign but clearly visible are its seat and black casters

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"Very Nearly Empty" 2004
"Nothing Left to Say" 2004
"Never Enough" 2004
"Nothing Left to Do" 2004
"Everything is Hidden" 2004
"Be Quiet" 2004
"Break It Down" 2004
"The Truth Is This" 2004