Professor Melissa Harshman presents Garden Hues, a solo exhibition of prints, at the Macon Arts Alliance in Macon, GA. Her prints are displayed as wall installations as well as framed monoprints and screen prints. Harshman describes this series as follows:
“My latest work involves the combination of printmaking, installation, crochet, and sewing. This is a new direction in my work inspired by 19th-century Danish painter Johan Laurentz Jensen and 17th century Flemish painter Daniel Seghers. Both of these artists explore flowers as their main subject matter for their paintings. Their use of luscious and ornate flower garlands and still life compositions inspire my use of more simplified flower prints and crochet flowers. This work provides an outlet for my love of pattern, newfound interest in sewing, and explorations in color.”
The exhibition will run September 1– 30, 2017 with an opening reception on Friday, September 8 from 5:00–8:00 pm.
Harshman has taught at the University of Georgia since 1993. She is currently the Area Chair of Printmaking and Book Arts.