Hiding in Plain Sight explores the outsider’s perspectives and the impact of
“Othering.” During the creative process, Harrison-Houser pursues authenticity
and begins to reveal untold stories in her work. However, she instinctively
hides within the mark-making with her use of symbolism, sgraffito, and
abstraction. Layer after layer of gesso and paint erase her disclosures.
Subsequently, the art installation shares these stories only in a type of
Hide-and-Seek game for the viewer. For deeper connections, the viewer
physically moves to a separate space to match the conceptual titles back to the
abstract squares. Through this physical movement and mindfulness, the
storyteller role shifts away from the artist and moves to the viewer to create
awareness, conversation, and the momentum for change.
10- October 12, 2019
Family Art Gallery
Exhibit Hours: Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 1 – 9 p.m.
Closed on Sunday and Monday