Rowena Harris - The Tinkerer’s Finger

£210.00 £280.00


283 x 347mm
hand-made cyanotype from X-Ray
220gsm Daler & Rowney paper

Edition of 5 + 1AP

Delivery options: pick up at Tenderbooks; UK shipping within 2-3 weeks; international - up to 3 weeks.

The images are formed by using sun-reactive cyanotype fluid on paper, exposed directly through an X-Ray. The original X-Ray was home-made and produced by an enthusiast (or ‘tinkerer’) and dates from the 1960’s. Sourced from flea markets, the work follows Harris’ interest in the perceptual relationship between interior and exterior human anatomy. In presenting two versions of the image, she highlights a change of perception between solid and mass; void and fill. Each edition is comprised of two prints, shown together. They are hand made by the artist utilising natural sun light in the cyanotype process. Therefore, as a result of fluctuating weather conditions, each edition is subtly unique.

This work comes unframed, we recommend the use of UV glass to ensure longevity in depth of colour in the image.


Rowena Harris (b 1985, Norfolk, UK) lives and works in London. She received a BA in Fine Art from University College Falmouth, UK in 2008 and an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, London in 2010. In between 2014 and 2015 she undertook a year long Sainsbury’s Scholarship residency at The British School at Rome IT.

Recent solo exhibitions include The Third Hand Prosthesis, Object A, Manchester UK; Being both on and within, as I said, The Gallery Apart, Rome IT (both 2015). P.A.R.T.S, Coleman Project Space, London UK (2013); Believing in Things, Van Horbourg Gallery, Basel CH and Sculptures, Schwartz Gallery Project Space, London, UK (both 2011). Selected group exhibitions in recent years are Left Hand to Back of Head, Object Held Against Right Thigh, The Bluecoat, Liverpool UK (2016); The Place of the Scene, Bloc Projects, Sheffield UK; Artissima, with The Gallery Apart, Turin IT; Mostra, The British School at Rome IT; Conversation Piece, Part 1, Fondazione Memmo, Rome IT; Artist Screenings, KARST, Plymouth UK (all 2015); Image Object, Artuner.com (online); C(h)roma, (MC) Indiranagar, Bangalore IN; Digitalsmigital (MC). Tenderbooks, London UK; Chronoviser: Archive, South Kiosk, London UK; Synchronise. Accelerate. Disperse. II. (MC) MJ Gallery, Geneva CH; (all 20140); The Starseed Transmission, Enclave Projects, London UK; Post Post, St James’ Church, Goldsmith’s, London UK; Believing (in) Objects, 134 Middleton Road, London UK; Hack the Barbican, The Barbican, London UK; Systems Failure, The Contemporary, London UK; Open Cube, The White Cube, London UK; Up the Trees, Vanhorbourg Gallery, Zurich CH; MC 2 Live, Enclave Projects, London UK; MC 1 Live, Vanhorbourg Gallery, Zurich CH (all 2013). MC 1- Launch, X Marks the Bokship, London UK; Cold Compress, Drei Gallery, Cologne DE; Fustration. 4 Minits / Flat Time House, London UK; Today the Collection is, Bethnal Green Library, London UK; Punctuating (duo show with Vera Kox), La Scatola Gallery, London UK; No More Icons, Rod Barton Gallery, London UK; Syndicate 1, Food Face projects, London, UK (all 2012). New Contemporaries, The ICA & The A Foundation, London & Liverpool UK; To Look is to Labour, Laden Fuer Nichts, Leipzig DE (both 2010). rowenaharris.com

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