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Two Solo Exhibitions Opening at Shirley Fiterman Art Center – Abby Donovan and Midori Harima

June 7 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
| Shirley Fiterman Art Center | 81 Barclay St., NYC 10007

The Shirley Fiterman Art Center invites you to an Opening Reception and Artist Talk on June 7, 2023 from 6-8 p. m. The artists being exhibited are:

  • Midori Harima: This is a Mirror, South Gallery

Their work will be on view June 7 – August 5, 2023.

sculpture made of stacked household and office items
Midori Harima, Democracy Demonstrates (detail), 2017, 367 archival pigment prints on cotton paper, wood installation

The two exhibitions, while different in their style and subject matter, share commonalities. Both address issues of ephemerality through Donovan’s fleeting projections and shadows and Harima’s use of refuse as an artistic material. Through their investigations, both artists delve into the nature of artmaking itself, as well as aspects of perception, how we know and understand what is around us, and how we confer value on it.

Midori Harima (b.1976, Yokohama, Japan) received a B.A. in oil painting and printmaking from Joshibi University of Art and Design in Kanagawa, Japan in 2000. She spent 16 years in the U.S., first living on the West Coast and later relocating to New York City. In 2017 she returned to Japan and spent the following year in Hong Kong on an artist’s research grant provided by the Japanese government. Harima has exhibited at the Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA; Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan; Fujisawa City Art Space, Japan; Deitch Studios, NY; and Honey Space, NY; also participated in numerous residencies including Art Omi, NY; MMCA Goyang, South Korea; and 18TH Street Art Center, Santa Monica. Harima lives and works in Kanagawa, Japan.

sculpture made of stained glass segments
Abby Donovan, Ibn al-Haytham’s Compositional Clause 34a, 2021, sheet glass, lead solder

Abby Donovan has exhibited at a variety of national and international venues, including Locust Projects, Miami, FL; the National Centre for Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia; Unsmoke Artspace, Braddock, PA; Art Weekend Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia; Slingshot Festival for Experimental Music, Art, and Electronics, Athens, GA; High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA; Bowery Art & Science, New York, NY; SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA; the Stockholm Fringe Festival, Stockholm, Sweden; the European Ceramic Work Center, s’Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands; the Arthur Cravan Foundation in Milan, Italy; Derrick Cave, Lake County, Oregon; Novella Gallery, New York, NY; and a parade of sorts with Mission Street Arts in Jemez Springs, NM. In July 2023 the 181 will participate in Volcanic Attitude, a contemporary art festival in Naples and Sicily, Italy. Donovan is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Art and Design at the University of Delaware. She holds an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BA from Swarthmore College.

More information on the artists, exhibition and related events can be found on our website.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Friday 12-5 p.m. and by appointment.

To make an appointment, contact the gallery at shirleyfitermanartcenter@bmcc.cuny.edu or (212) 776-5631.

June 7
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Open to:
General Public


Shirley Fiterman Art Center | 81 Barclay St., NYC 10007
81 Barclay Street
New York, 10007 United States

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