Matthew Angelo Harrison – New Work
For the inaugural edition of 8-bridges, Jessica Silverman is pleased to present eight new sculptures by Matthew Angelo Harrison. Harrison creates enigmatic sculptures that are in conversation with anthropology, industrial design, science fiction and the realities of 21st century capitalism. Born and raised in Detroit, Harrison occasionally accompanied his mother to work at American Axle, a small car parts firm, where she worked on the assembly line. His early experience of this “intense, almost violent working environment,” as he puts it, has fueled a fascination with machines and the relationship of Black American identity with labor.