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BRENT HARRIS the reassembled self

Opening: Wednesday 9 November 2011 6-8pm Exhibition: 9 November - 4 December 2011

Cover: No. 18, 2011, Charcoal and gouache on board, 42.0 x 31.0 cm


BRENT HARRIS the reassembled self The title the reassembled self refers to my reading of a psychological text by Heinz Kohut The restoration of the self. Its basic concept is that we are continually putting ourselves together. It is an act of endless reassembling, not only of one’s most private self but of the many selves that we present to the world. In our attempts to represent ourselves as a unity of parts we are prone to failure - we may never quite arrive, but the attempt must be made. This group of small paintings present themselves as a gathering of possibilities - on a pictorial level each makes an attempt at wholeness. Brent Harris November 2011


No. 1. (blind Orion), 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 28.0 cm


No. 2, 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 3. (cool Cezanne in a warm landscape), 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 4, 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 5. (man with breast), 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 52.0 x 38.2 cm


No. 6. (held), 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 7. (the return), 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 8, 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 9, 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 10, 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 28.0 cm


No. 11, 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 12, 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 13, 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 14 (the reassembled self), 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 15, 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 16, 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 17, 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 18, 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 19. (grey beards), 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 20. (the ecstatic moment), 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 21, 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 22, 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 23, 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 24 (the ecstatic moment), 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 25 (the reassembled self), 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 26 (the reassembled self), 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 27. (the reassembled self), 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 28.0 cm


No. 28. (the reassembled self), 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 29. (the reassembled self), 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


No. 30 (the reassembled self), 2011 Charcoal and gouache on board 42.0 x 31.0 cm


Study for Deluge No. 2, 2007 Charcoal on paper 58.0 x 43.0 cm


Study for Deluge No. 17, 2008 Charcoal on paper 58.0 x 43.1 cm


Study for Deluge No. 27, 2008 Charcoal on paper 58.0 x 38.6 cm


Study for Deluge No. 29, 2008 Charcoal on paper 58.0 x 47.1 cm


Study for Deluge No. 36, 2008 Charcoal on paper 58.0 x 47.1 cm


Study for Deluge, 2009 Charcoal on paper 58.0 x 43.0 cm


Study for Deluge No. 4, 2011 Charcoal on paper 58.0 x 43.0 cm


Study for Deluge No. 5, 2011 Charcoal on paper 58.0 x 43.0 cm


Study for Deluge No. 6, 2011 Charcoal on paper 58.0 x 43.0 cm


Study for Deluge No. 8, 2011 Charcoal on paper 58.0 x 43.0 cm


SELECTED CV 1982-1984 Bachelor of Fine Art, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne Selected Solo Exhibitions 2011 the reassembled self, Martin Browne Contemporary, Sydney 2010 Surrender and Catch, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne 2008 Deluge, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne 2007 Heads, Lister Gallery, Perth 2007 Borrowed plumage, Kaliman Gallery, Sydney 2006 Deities, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne 2006 Just a feeling: Brent Harris, selected works 1987–2005, the Ian Potter Museum of Art, the University of Melbourne 2006 Swamp op—Brent Harris, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth 2005 Singapore print and paper pulp works, Singapore Tyler Print Institute 2005 Plato’s cave, Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne 2004 The face, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Selected Group Exhibitions 2011 Out of Australia, The British Museum, London 2011 Artist Artists, Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria 2010 Change, MUMA, Monash University, Melbourne 2009 The things I have seen and the money I have spent, The British School in Rome, Dec 2006 Before The Body – Matter, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne 2006 Tarrawarra Biennial 2006; Parallel Lives: Australian Painting Today, Tarrawarra, Victoria 2005 Drawn from the collection, NGV International, Melbourne Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Art Gallery of South Australia Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth British Museum, Department of prints and Drawings, London Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney National Gallery of Australia, Canberra National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne National Portrait Gallery, Canberra Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane



Brent Harris Online Catalogue 2011