Jesse Harrod

    Exhibition: THE SOCRATES ANNUAL, 2018

    Flagging 1, 2, 3, 2018

    Paracord, Metal, Aluminum

    20 x 6, 20 x 4, 27 x 6 feet

    Jesse Harrod’s Flagging 1, 2, 3 is constructed using traditional knot-making techniques. The forms are abstracted shapes derived from sails, shipping and national flags, and the shape that 'kerchiefs make when hanging out of a pocket. The flag colors are sourced from workshops with community members in the neighborhoods adjacent to the Park, and reference culture and symbols that serve as hidden messages to the local community.
    Jesse Harrod (b. Canada in 1979; lives and works in Philadelphia, PA) received her BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in 2006 and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2010. She often utilizes craft practices to showcase the multifaceted use of materials to assert queer and feminist implications in her work.
    Harrod has presented solo exhibitions at Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea (2017) and Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA (2016), among others. Her works have been featured in numerous group exhibitions, such as In Practice: Material Deviance, Sculpture Center, Long Island, NY (2017), 75th Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Museum, Philadelphia, PA (2016), and Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York, NY (2014) among others. Harrod also currently has a show at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn and two solo shows at the Leslie Lohman Project Space in New York and South Art in Massachusetts in January 2019.
    Photography by Scott Lynch and Sara Morgan
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