“Our physical forms, once the primary source from which our individual identities arose, have begun to feel tangential. We can now construct ourselves in realms that seem no longer determined by our physicality, and in some senses we can transcend our natural abilities and characteristics.”
Institute 193 presents John Harlan Norris: Disintegrants, on view from January 5, 2017 to February 11, 2017. John Harlan Norris’ work explores alternative approaches to portraiture and investigates notions such as occupational identity and virtual constructions of the self. In his new series of paintings, Disintegrants, Norris continues his research on portraiture, here motivated by a sense of disembodiment that emerges out of mediated images, digital information and virtual relationships.