Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Series: Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison

Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Series: Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison

Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison : Intent
Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 5:10 pm
Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty

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Photographers Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison continue to pursue, with absorbing psychological and sensory effect, the ever-bleakening relationship linking humans, technology, and nature. At once formally arresting and immeasurably loaded with sensations – the work has a powerful impact both visually and viscerally. The works feature an ambiguous narrative that offers equally compelling insight into the dilemma posed by science and technology’s failed promise to fix our problems, provide explanations, and furnish certainty pertaining to the human condition.

The ParkeHarrison’s Stamps lecture is complemented by an exhibition of their work in the School of Art & Design’s Slusser Gallery through November 13.

Artist’s Reception
There will be an artists’ reception directly following the lecture, from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.

Slusser Gallery, 1st floor Art & Architecture Building, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor MI 48109

For more information on the artists, visit

This lecture is a part of the Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Series. With the generous support of Art & Design alumna Penny W. Stamps, the Distinguished Visitors Series presents public lectures by creative innovators from a broad spectrum of fields for the benefit of the School, University and Ann Arbor communities.

Depending on the length of their stays and their particular areas of expertise, visitors may also work with students, participate in panel discussions, generate exhibitions, create site-specific installations, or present performance pieces. For more information, call (734) 764-3464 or visit:

Video documentation and podcast media created in partnership with the Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library. Podcasts of presentations are available at the A&D website. The Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Series is a part of the University of Michigan Arts on Earth Initiative. Sign language interpreter provided for lecture upon advance request.

University of Michigan School of Art & Design , 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor MI 48109-2069
For more information, please contact Kate West at or 734.763.1265.