Chocolate Polaroids by Lyle Ashton Harris at the Studio Museum in Harlem


Images: Lyle Ashton Harris/CRG Gallery

Lyle Ashton Harris: Self/Portrait assembles large-format Polaroid photographs of the artist’s friends, family and community; artists, art collectors and patrons; and the artist himself.   Shot over ten-years starting in 1998 includes faces of over 200 people.  They were shot in a studio outfitted for the large-format Polaroid camera in SoHo, Manhattan.  These amazing images are now on view at the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Lyle Ashton Harris was born in the Bronx and currently lives and works between New York and Accra, Ghana. He received a BA with Honors from Wesleyan University in Connecticut (1988) and an MA from the California Institute of the Arts (1990).   His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is regularly featured in periodicals and publications. It is also represented in the Studio Museum’s permanent collection, and was included in the Museum’s African Queen (2005) and Collected. Propositions on the Permanent Collection (2009) exhibitions, as well asPerforming MJ, a public performance in 2006.

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Lyle Ashton HarrisSelf/Portrait

Jul 14, 2011 – Oct 23, 2011

The Studio Museum In Harlem

144 West 125th Street, New York, New York (212) 864-4500

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