Rebecca Rothfus Harrell: ATLAS

May 19th, 2017 - July 22nd, 2017

Opening Reception
Friday May 19th, 2017
6:00pm to 8:00pm with the artist in attendance
Facebook event link HERE.

Artist Discussion
Saturday May 20th, 2017
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Facebook event link HERE.

Catalog Signing, Fan Release, & Closing Reception
Saturday July 22nd, 2017
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Facebook event link HERE.

2832 E. MLK Jr. Blvd., Suite 111, Austin, TX 78702

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Limited Edition Exhibit Catalog

This perfect bound soft cover catalog is limited to an edition of 50.  Sized 9" x 6" with 44 page, each copy is signed by the artist.  Contents include: 

  • Photos  of all artworks in the exhibition
  • Photos of the exhibit installed
  • Exhibit commentary by arts critic Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
  • Artist statement
  • Artist biography
  • Artist CV

Cost of $20.00 each includes any applicable taxes.
Catalogs can be picked up from gallery in Austin Texas.  All deliveries require an additional packing & shipping charge.

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View ARTWORKS currently available on the Artist's page HERE.

Rebecca Rothfus Harrell’s works embody the natural world of evolving landscapes, oftentimes alongside human interventions.  Her drive to travel and explore, along with her fascination with rock and crystal formations, provides rich source material for her creative mind.  Her visual experimentation with form, color, structure and space elicit feelings of surreal foreign environments. Rebecca’s approach to dimensionality flattens time, confusing the viewer as to whether these fractured spaces exist or if they are stylized ruins of a time passed.  CAMIBAart is honored to present Atlas, Rebecca’s latest exploration into structure and space.

Atlas draws inspiration from mineralogist Victor Goldschmidt and his line diagrams created for the nine-volume “Atlas der Krystyalformen” (Atlas of Crystal Formations) published in 1913. Each artwork in this exhibit is inspired by one of Goldschmidt’s mineral diagrams. Goldschmidt’s analytical approach is meant to clarify and define these minerals while Harrell purposefully confuses, distorts and abstracts the structures.  About half of the exhibit is made up of black and white monochrome works successful in visually flattening the various planes.  The remaining works have the addition of colored Flashe vinyl paint, adding a matte, velvety, opaque color finish, which aids in flattening the forms even further.

Her own Words: I am intrigued by the variations in form, color and complexity, that make naturally occurring formations feel as though they are engineered objects, seemingly foreign to the natural world from which they come.  In my interpretations of natural forms, there is a play between architecture, space and land formations. I create questionable spaces by exploiting my focus on an individual object and play on scale. Is it a building or a landscape? Is the gradient/ graphite area depth or light? Is that a horizon line or the edge of an object?

About the Artist: Rebecca Rothfus Harrell is a visual artist living and working in Austin, TX. She earned a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a Master of Arts in Teaching from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University. Her art has been exhibited around the country, including in:  Miami, FL; Chicago, IL; Columbus, OH; Philadelphia, PA; San Jose, CA; Dallas, TX; Marfa, TX; and Austin, TX.  She has completed several residencies including The Banff Center in Alberta, Canada in 2015 and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT in 2017. Additionally, in 2017 Rebecca was one of only six artists commissioned to create a ceiling fan design for BAF's Haiku Artisan Collection.  CAMIBAart is proud to be the exclusive Austin representative for Rebecca Rothfus Harrell.