Artist Tour: List Projects 29: Brittni Ann Harvey and Harry Gould Harvey IV

May 2, 2024
Event Types
Exhibition Tour
Public Program
Two large-scale wooden sculptures hang on the wall of a gallery. They are very similar: each consists of an empty rectangular “frame” with a built-in curved structure that recalls the top of a church dome. Along the top of each frame, there are small ornamental details, along with cut-out shapes like quatrefoils, which are sometimes filled in with red or gold. Other interventions to this found architectural objects, like the addition of a chain and red beeswax in their corners, are faintly visible from this

Left: So I Hope Her Soul Has Gone to Rest and Away in heaven She’ll Go Oh Away Away in Heaven and Away from the Burning Mills, 2021. Right: I Was Standing in a Window a Calling My Mother’s Name Crying Mother Mother Save Me as I Fell Back in the Flame, 2021. Installation view: Harry Gould Harvey IV: The Confusion of Tongues!, Bureau, New York, 2021. Photo: Dario Lasagni

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eagarner [at] mit.edu (Emily Garner)

Join exhibiting artists Brittni Ann Harvey and Harry Gould Harvey IV for a tour of their exhibition, which includes their individual works alongside a collaboratively authored sculptural commission. 

In their respective practices, both artists center themes, materials, and visual motifs that relate to their hometown of Fall River and the history of the South Coast region. The two also tend to a shared social practice as cofounders of the Fall River Museum of Contemporary Art, an artist-led space that sustains a dialogue with the town’s cultural present, as well as its industrial past. As they consider their own contributions, collectively we will discover the shared aesthetics and interests that take form in their joint commission. 

During the hour, we will view works in the galleries and conclude with a discussion with the artists and exhibition curator.