words from the artist
"I enjoy making bright, beautiful work that explores moments of self-transcendence, where time is slowed down and the outside world is forgotten, a place where the spirit rises and pre-conceived realities dismantle. Equally inspired by vast landscapes and infinitesimal plankton and pollen, the installations simulate the feeling of size and perspective fluctuation. Simultaneously referencing multiple places, my work becomes a portal to warm feelings and childhood fantasy."
-Dana Lynn Harper
Artists Selected to participate during opening night:
Dana Lynn Harper is an artist based in Columbus, OH. She has her M.F.A from Pennsylvania State University in Sculpture, and her B.F.A from Ohio State University in Art & Technology. Dana is visiting Chattanooga during her Art Residency Award with ARC, Art Residency of Chattanooga, where she will be having her solo exhibition with LIT gallery and working within the community of Chattanooga she will be hosting a lecture at Palace Picture House and workshop during her stay as well. Dana's work shows avidly in solo exhibitions and she has been active in her community locally and while traveling, hosting workshops, instructional time with students and kids, and participating in enriching the culture around her through her art and creative vision. Some of her recent achievements include her Art Residency at Bunker Projects in Pittsburgh, PA, Art Residency at Second Sight Studios, in Columbus, OH and she was Artist Seed Grant Recipient with Artprize in Grand Rapids, MI. She was listed in ArtFile Magazine, Emerging Artist Grant awardee. Her work has been in exhibitions at galleries including the Solo Exhibitions, Rasdall Gallery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, Juried Exhibition Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY and Solo Exhibition, Second Sigh Studios, Columbus, OH, just to name a few. For more information on this talented and emerging artist check out her website! Danalynnharper.com