American, born 1966
Vampire Wannabes, 2010
Wood, polystyrene, cement, acrylic, safety vest, and Airport Extreme
99 x 35 x 32 inches (251.5 x 88.9 x 81.3 cm)
Sarah Norton Goodyear Fund and Bequest of Arthur B. Michael, by exchange, 2011
The practice of New York–based artist Rachel Harrison involves an agglomeration of materials and influences, meshing the formal methods of messy, un-monumental sculpture made with found and everyday materials, with the absurd, humorous critique prevalent in contemporary art. Vampire Wannabes, 2010, is a large-scale, mixed-media, semi-figurative sculpture that epitomizes Harrison’s oeuvre. Exhibited in her first solo exhibition—Asdfjkl;—at Regen Projects, Los Angeles, in 2010, this sculpture takes its title from a poem by Pulitzer Prize–winning American poet Rae Armantrout, and reflects Harrison’s characteristically non-traditional materials (including wood, polystyrene, and a safety vest) and colorful Pop sensibility.
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Please note that many of our most popular works, featured in this summer’s exhibition Sincerely Yours: Treasures of the Queen City, will be on tour through fall 2015. We hope you will come and find your new favorites while these works are out serving as ambassadors for Buffalo!
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