Over the Influence Paris is thrilled to announce Yellow Brick Road, a new exhibition of paintings by Austin Harris and the artist’s third solo exhibition with the gallery.
In this suite of recent works, Harris excavates his personal and familial archives revealing not only a critical but also the humor and tenderness that arises in unlikely places.
B. 1995 Seattle, WA, USA. – Lives and works in New York, NY, USA.
Austin Harris’s humorous portrayals of hyper-masculinity are a mechanism for coping with a rural upbringing surrounded by drugs, alcohol, violence, right wing political views and misogyny. His figures are painted with a plastic, artificial surface that represents both skin and rubber, something that can be molded and manipulated. The hard edges and sharp environment represent the dangerous world that men have created. Something that is
constantly pressuring individuals’ subjectivity.