Reverberations: Lois Harada
Gallery at the Sarah Doyle Center for Women & Gender (26 Benevolent St)
October 10 - November 16, 2018
1. prolongation of a sound; resonance.
2. a continuing effect; a repercussion.
REVERBERATIONS is a response to the Senate hearing of Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh that took place on September 27, 2018. The prints in the exhibition are hung in multiple, emphasizing the names of those represented. The work is meant to prolong the discourse started by the hearing, keeping the names of those involved in our minds for longer than today’s expedited news cycle.
The walls are meant to talk to viewers, reminiscent of the parlor in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 where the protagonist’s walls are covered in full television screens. What does it mean to be constantly surrounded by outside voices? By news or social media? REVERBERATIONS is an invitation to take pause, to reflect and to remember.
Lois Harada is an artist and printmaker based in Providence, Rhode Island. Her work often starts with historical sources that she connects to current situations, encouraging viewers to revisit forgotten pieces of our past. She approaches fine art printmaking from a commercial sensibility, creating works that are meant to be consumed by a wide audience. Her work has been exhibited across the country and internationally.
Lois works at DWRI Letterpress, a commercial letterpress print shop in Providence, and she utilizes those historical techniques to create her printed editions. She also serves as on the Board of Directors at New Urban Arts, a local nonprofit that ensures free,after school art programming for high school age students.