Julia Harmon (1987-)
Julia Harmon’s work is an investigation into the past. Julia is interested in what has been discarded over time, such as personal memories, societal norms, and fashions of the times. Julia’s source material is often lifted from vintage magazines and books that portray cultural ideals, concepts which I disassociate from their original contexts. Julia is particularly interested in studying the conventional roles of women as illustrated in these sources, using her artwork to challenge and subvert these notions.
Julia’s practice is a blend of mixed media collage experiments and a series of full-scale paintings inspired by them. Julia is very interested in collage as a medium that links past and present, transcends time, and encourages keen and creative observations about our world. For Julia it is an exercise of free association, and a play on surrealism and mysticism.
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Julia is a painter and mixed media artist, recently moved to Charleston from Durham, NC. In addition to creating her own work, she is a professional framer, gallerist, and curator. In the spring of 2014 she earned her MFA in Painting from Savannah College of Art and Design. In 2009 she graduated from Guilford College with a BA in Studio Art.