Exhibition opening at Scream Gallery London



6th September – 19th October 2013 | Launch party Friday 6 Sept, 6 – 8pm

Scream and British fashion designer Matthew Williamson are pleased to present a two-person exhibition Hand to Earth featuring Caroline Jane Harris (UK) and Shane McAdams (USA).

Caroline Jane Harris is a Photofusion Member and on our New Creative Markets programme.

Both artists experiment with unusual mediums – paper, ball-point pen ink, resin – taking nature and landscapes as a starting point but with very different results. Scream are delighted to partner with Matthew Williamson who has been inspired by McAdamsʼ work – the two collaborated in print design for Williamsonʼs Summer 2013 collection which was received with great acclaim. Like both artists, Williamson often takes elements from nature as a basis to develop designs, his Autumn 2013 collection also encompasses the organic, delicate intricacies of tree branches silhouetted in print that are echoed in the paper works by Caroline Jane Harris.

© Caroline Jane Harris. 2013 Hand-cut layered paper 57.7 x 57.7 x 4.8 cm (22.7 x 22.7 x 1.8″)

Caroline Jane Harris explores the complexities of nature through a labour-intensive paper-cutting technique. She responds to visual phenomena in nature; the endless geometric patterns found in all levels of existence. Using tree formations as her starting point, Harris creates an abstract representation of nature, through the symmetrical rendering of digitally printed photographs, which are then hand-cut and layered. The process is meditative and obsessive, requiring concentration, repetition and discipline.

Brooklyn-based painter Shane McAdams uses ball-point pen ink, oil and resin to create his evocative and otherworldly landscapes. McAdams grew up with the desert southwest as a backdrop and was visually taken by its sculpted topography; how the layered strata of the rock formations came to be exposed by erosion from wind and water, and how the incremental and chaotic effects of time and climate could conspire to create something more orderly than something man-made.

Scream gallery is located at: 27 – 28 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8DH

T +44(0)207 268 9857 | www.screamlondon.com

Opening reception: Friday 6 September, 6 – 8pm. To RSVP email [email protected]

Gallery open times: Mon – Fri 10 – 6pm, Sat 11 – 4pm