The Endangered, Can Art Save Them?
An International Art Exhibition
(November 7 through January 8, 2021)
Winston W. Harris earned printmaking degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University, (BFA) and Howard University (MFA). (2016-2017) Finalist Artist: Purple Line Transit Partners Project and Sandy Spring Museum (Guest Artist Program). With four Studio Grants and recently a 2020 Artist Relief Grant from the Prince George Arts and Humanities Council, Harris conducted artist in residencies as he further his knowledge. He challenges traditional and non-traditional techniques in printmaking. His artwork is in collections: Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Riverdale, MD., United States Department of State-Washington, DC., The Library of Congress-Washington, DC., Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC., The David C. Driskell Center-College Park, MD, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities-Washington, DC., The Federal Reserve Bank-Richmond, VA. And Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Baltimore, MD etc.
How I approached this concept involves selecting artwork that introduce two or more disciplines into one format, transforming two-dimensional prints into a combination of mediums, reinventing images by recycling past artwork into new identities. Examples involves color theory, line quality, balance, perspective, scale and other formal issues surrounding my creative process by refine the prints' surface in order to identify the bold colors and present stencil like patterns embedded in the design. I've modified and integrated a traditional printmaking technique by extending and/or reinvent with a collage process, creating a hybrid or structural print and combining digital prints with a hand-colored process to the surfaces like watercolors, colored pencils, pens, charcoal, paints, etc.
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