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RAIN HARRIS

Fasciculum Florum NOV E MB E R 6, 2 0 1 5 - JA N UA R Y 1 6 , 2 0 1 6

The elegant sculptures of Rain Harris allude to nature in the form of abundant and formal tableaus; refined, domesticated, shaped and cultivated into formalized landscapes and still lifes. They owe their heritage to the 17th century Baroque and Flemish Vanitas tradition and to Harris’s experience in Jingdezhen, China. Set on islands of color, Harris’s meticulously hand-formed ceramic flowers are composed in lush arrangements with glossy resin dipped and coated silk flowers. This combination and contrast of matte and high gloss, precious and low materials, the organic and synthetic, creates a visual hybrid of opulence and elegance born of high and low heritage. At the heart of Harris’s sculpture is an investigation of the ideas of beauty, artificiality and preciousness. Rain Harris received her BFA in Ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from Ohio State University, Columbus. Her work is included in national and international collections, including: NelsonAtkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO; Danmarks Keramikmuseum, Denmark; Icheon World Ceramic Center Museum, Korea; International Museum of Ceramics, Italy; and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, TX; among others.

SHERRY LEEDY CONTEMPORARY ART 2004 Baltimore Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64108 | 816.221.2626 | www.sherryleedy.com


Petit Fleur Black Clay, Resin, Wood, Metal 7.5” x 7.5” x 10” 2015

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Bouquet de Fleurs Black Clay, Resin, Wood, Silk 11” x 8.5” x 13.5” 2015


Topiary Porcelain, Wood, Resin 10.5” x 8.5” x 5” 2015

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Jonquille Black Clay, Resin, Wood, Silk 8.5” x 7.5” x 9.5” 2015


Facticious Topia Black Clay, Resin, Wood, Silk 24” x 13” x 15” 2014

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Flos Ver Black Clay, Resin, Wood, Metal 12” x 12” x 13” 2014

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Fleur Blanche Porcelain, Wood, Resin 20” x 12” x 8” 2015


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Ostrum Florae Black Clay, Resin, Wood, Silk 33” x 14” x 22” 2014


Blanc Buisson Black Clay, Resin, Wood, Metal 10.5” x 10.5” x 13.5” 2015

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Noir Buisson Black Clacy, Resin, Wood, Metal 10.5” x 10.5” x 13.5” 2015


Souvenir Black Clay, Driftwood 9” x 9” x 7” 2015

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Flos Fractum Black Clay, Resin, Wood, Silk 16” x 8” x 10.5” 2014


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Lumen Flores Porcelain, Wood, Resin 21” x 13” x 9” 2015


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Nocturne Black Clay, Wood, Resin 25” x 16” x 9.5” 2014


NOVEMBER 6 - JANUARY 16, 2015

RAIN HARRIS Fascic ul um F l o r um

at SHERRY LEEDY CONTEMPORARY ART 2004 Baltimore Avenue Kansas City, MO 64108 www.sherryleedy.com | 816.221.2626

Rain Harris  
Rain Harris  

Fasciculum Florum