Kayne Griffin Corcoran is pleased to present a solo presentation of works by Charles Harlan for the 2017 iteration of NADA Miami Beach.
The works featured will include a commissioned piece specific for the fair made of a salvaged boat and will include other sculptural wall-works incorporating found and reclaimed materials.
This body of work is a continuation of Harlan’s exploration of the relationship between the deceased and the bereaved and how objects ascertain meaning—how meaning can transfer from one generation to the next…from one civilization to the next. In the spring of 2017, Harlan exhibited pieces from this body of work at both Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles, and JTT, New York. Through these exhibitions and his larger practice, he has formed a conceptual framework that delves into the idea of transferable legacy within the inherent materiality of objects. Harlan’s way of making is to exist in the in-between of what art is and is not—what it can and cannot be—exploring further the gray areas and making works that exist in that matter. “[I want to create a feeling of] confusion between a useful object and an art object. I feel like that’s the questions of the pyramids—if they are art or not” says Harlan.
Charles Harlan was born in Smyrna, GA in 1984. He lives and works in New York. Select solo exhibitions include JTT, New York; Kayne Griffin Corcoran, Los Angeles; Rudolph Janssen, Brussels; Carl Kostyál, London; Karma, New York; Pioneer Works, Brooklyn; Venus Over Manhattan, New York; and Cleopatra’s, Brooklyn. Select group exhibitions include Marlborough Gallery, New York; Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta; White Flag Projects, St Louis; Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York; M Woods, Beijing; and Maccarone, New York.