Lyle Ashton Harris

FLASH OF THE SPIRIT

For this exhibition, Lyle Ashton Harris returns to self-portraiture, unabashedly claiming his place as an artist for whom sexuality, race, gender, ethnicity, class—and now aging—continue as core engagements. To enact this series, Harris sought a plurality of masks, several borrowed from his family’s collection of African masks belonging to his uncle, Harold Epps, who traveled throughout West Africa in the 1960s. Growing up in both the Bronx and East Africa, Harris often encountered such masks, which have embedded themselves into his identity. In their reanimation, his mythopoetic portraits aim to recharge and reclaim these familial objects.

Lyle Ashton Harris
Lyle Ashton Harris
Ecstasy #1, 1987-88

Vintage silver gelatin print

60 x 40 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches (framed)

Edition 3/6

Lyle Ashton Harris
Zamble (Provincetown), 2018

Dye sublimation print on aluminum

24 7/8 x 18 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches (framed)

Edition 1/3

Lyle Ashton Harris
Ashe, 2018

Dye sublimation print on aluminum

49 x 37 x 1 1/2 inches (framed)

Edition 1/3

Lyle Ashton Harris
Nocturnal Guardian #1, 2018

Dye sublimation print on aluminum

36 7/8 x 27 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches (framed)

Edition 1/3

Lyle Ashton Harris
Shadow Play, 2018

Dye sublimation print on aluminum

36 7/8 x 27 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches (framed)

Edition 2/3

Lyle Ashton Harris
Unbroken Provenance, 2018

Dye sublimation print on aluminum

36 7/8 x 27 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches (framed)

Edition 1/3

Lyle Ashton Harris
Zamble at Land's End #4, 2018

Dye sublimation print on aluminum

49 x 37 x 1 1/2 inches (framed)

Edition 2/3

Lyle Ashton Harris
Zamble at Land's End #1, 2018

Dye sublimation print on aluminum

24 7/8 x 18 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches (framed)

Edition 2/3

Lyle Ashton Harris
Zamble at Land's End #2, 2018

Dye sublimation print on aluminum

24 7/8 x 18 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches (framed)

Edition 1/3

Lyle Ashton Harris
Zamble at Land's End #3, 2018

Dye sublimation print on aluminum

24 7/8 x 18 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches (framed)

Edition 1/3

Lyle Ashton Harris
Afropunk Odalisque, 2018

Dye sublimation print on aluminum

49 x 65 x 1 1/2 inches (framed)

Edition 1/3

Lyle Ashton Harris
Tafakari #3, 2018

Dye sublimation print on aluminum

27 7/8 x 36 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches (framed)

Edition 1/3

Lyle Ashton Harris
The Gaze (for Laure), 2018

Dye sublimation print on aluminum

27 7/8 x 36 7/8 x 1 1/2 inches (framed)

Edition 2/3

Lyle Ashton Harris
Tafakari (Diptych), 2018

Dye sublimation print on aluminum

65 x 49 x 1 1/2 inches (framed)

Edition 2/3

Lyle Ashton Harris
The Bather, 2018

Dye sublimation print on aluminum

37 x 49 x 1 1/2 inches (framed)

Edition 1/3