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Lyle Ashton Harris: Excessive Exposure

Lyle Ashton Harris: Excessive Exposure is published by Gregory R. Miller (DAP; Amazon); it includes text by Okwui Enwezor, a foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and a conversation with Chuck Close.

Among recent exhibitions, Ghana, at CRG last spring, was reviewed by Holland Cotter. Blow Up was at SMOCA, Scottsdale, in 2008 (catalog on Google; essays from Kwame Anthony Appiah, Cassandra Coblentz, and Sarah Elizabeth Lewis). Memoirs of Hadrian, at CRG in 2003, was reviewed by Martha Schwendener (catalog on Amazon, with text by Anna Deavere Smith).

James Smalls discussed Harris in “Voicing New Critical Perspectives,” American Art 17:1 (spring 2003), pp. 13-16 and “African-American self-portraiture: Repair, reclamation, redemption,” Third Text 54 (spring 2001), pp. 47-62. “Lyle Ashton Harris & Chuck Close: A Conversation” was in NKA 11-12 (fall-winter 2000), pp. 56-63.

Harris and Thomas Allen Harris, “Black Widow: A Conversation,” was chapter 14 of Deborah Willis, ed., The Passionate Camera: Photography and Bodies of Desire (Routledge, 1998); Harris and William Stern, “Pardon Our Appearance: Masculinity under Construction,” was in Art Journal 56:2 (summer 1997), pp. 6-17. Mark Zimmermann reviewed Harris, The Watering Hole, at Jack Tilton (1996), in Performing Arts Journal 19:1 (Jan. 1997), pp. 38-45.

Bibliographies are at AAVAD.com and CRG.


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