Sometimes profound and sly, other times obvious and crude, Harrison’s humor is the glue that
In her 2007 work Trees for the Forest, Harrison confronts the viewer with an assortment
of brightly painted pedestals, all of varying heights and widths, assembled as a small forest of
rectangular trees. Paintings of different subjects in varying styles are hung on the pedestals
at eye level. Closer inspection reveals that the paintings are not by Harrison, but by many
different artists. The paintings were collected-“salvaged” might be a more accurate word-by
Harrison during trips to thrift stores over the years, and are then presented in the makeshift
gallery constructed from the pedestals, which were found in storage at Harrison’s own gallery.