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Denja Harris at Intervals
Sunday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Opening: Saturday, Aug. 19 from 7-11 p.m.
Gallery Hours by Appointment: Aug 20-Sept 15 (Thursday -Sunday) 11a.m. - 5 p.m.
Book Appointment: intervalsroom.com
Saturday August 19 is the opening of Denja Harris at INTERVALS, a solo exhibition of experimental fiber art and soft sculpture. The show will feature several new large scale works made specifically for the space. Work will be off the wall, hung from the rafters, floating through the room at different heights and depths, to be viewed in three dimensions so that its vibrant color and multilayered tactile qualities can be experienced up-close and personal.
The evening will feature music with DJ Alejandra Frank of Teros Gallery with special guests and a curated selection of natural wines from small family vineyards.
Opening reception is free with RSVP ticket. The show will be on display through Sept 15, with gallery hours by appointment.
Denja Harris is an emerging artist from South Bay, San Diego creating experimental fiber art and soft sculptures. Intentionally sourcing second-hand and dead-stock yarn, she creates layered, free-form abstract patterns and works that take shape in an organic process. Her work has been featured at Mingei International Museum, Art Produce, Mortis Studio and more. Find Denja on Instagram at @brownacidgoods and her website brownacidgoods.com
I’ve been admiring Denja’s work from a distance since I first saw her installation in the window at Mortis Studio in Golden Hill a few years ago. Her creative energy and keen spirit shines through the colorful, tactile, multidimensional pieces that she crafts with both skilled precision and just the right dose of wild freedom that comes from following her own rules. While Denja’s work is unique and different in substance, its spirit immediately reminded me of the joyful environments of colorful textiles created by Swedish artist Moki Cherry, one of my favorites!
When I began considering which visual artists I’d like to invite to do site-specific work at "INTERVALS," Denja was the first person who popped into mind because I could already see and feel the many ways she would enliven the room when given the opportunity to make larger scale pieces that can interact with space and light. I also know that gallery visitors will have an immersive experience because of how we will present her work in the space. Interaction and three-dimensional viewing will bring people closer to the pieces as they become part of the room, not just a wall display. I’m excited to have Denja on board and look forward to presenting the new work she is dreaming up for this special show!
-Preston Swirnoff / INTERVALS