"Carousel: a Gilded Memory of Books, Film, and Animal Crackers—New Work by Emma Overman"

March 1, 2011

March 4-31

Harrison Center for the Arts

I hadn’t heard the term “edgycute” before, but when I heard that artist Emma Overman’s work has been included in a book of that title, the moniker seemed an apt one. While her work is instantly accessible, it seems to tap into both the innocence and the fears we remember from childhood.

In this new show, Overman focuses on the stories, literary and cinematic, that shaped her psyche. Me, I’m looking forward to seeing not just what Overman’s been up to, but what her endearing characters have been doing since we saw them last.

The Harrison Center is always bustling with activity on First Friday, making it an anchoring stop for the evening. While in the building, check out what’s happening in the other galleries (including “Grey Matter: New, recent and old paintings by Matt Eickhoff”), the artists’ studios, and the gym (which has included everything from participatory art projects to bicycle polo). Details here.