MATTHEW ANGELO HARRISON
Matthew Angelo Harrison is a Detroit-based artist whose sculptural work crosses anthropology, science fiction and industrial design. He reframes the politics behind conservation, display and museification by manipulating artifacts with industrial production processes and tools. Harrison problematizes our understanding of objects and the way they are made intelligible according to a world-understanding structured by ideas of progress, usefulness, design and work. Harrison’s sculpture features an encapsulated Dogon mask from Mali; suspended in resin and channeling a reframed cultural gaze.