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ASU Gammage art gallery features work of 2 local artists

Abstract artwork titled "I AM 'Bold'” by Tiesha Harrison, featuring a woman's face and torso.

Artwork by Tiesha Harrison. Image courtesy of ASU Gammage

July 05, 2022

During the month of July, art pieces from two local artists, Tiesha Harrison and Kurt von Behrmann, will be on display at ASU Gammage.

Harrison is a multidisciplinary, Arizona-based influential artist who graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies. Her purpose is to inspire greatness through conceptual imagery and art-immersive experiences. The product of her brushstrokes and creativity evoke sensations of vulnerability and emotions, connecting viewers with vibrant manifestations of truth. Harrison uses her platforms as a collaborative space to create dialogue.

According to the artist, her artwork activates many spaces traditional and non-traditional, leaving a mark in the collective imagination to embrace the unknown and live our truth. Harrison begins her process in a soulful and innovative approach, which includes elements traditionally used in conceptual and interactive art. Her works often include bold visuals, vibrant concepts, mixed media and hand-cut collages. Her work has been described as fearless, intuitive and infinitely expanding. She is an abstract expressionist.

“I am inspired by the beauty of bold creativity in urban culture, innovation, storytelling, emotional rawness and music. It is the exploration of expression and intense attraction for authenticity that leads me on a journey of reflective brushwork and bold visuals. Decoding life experiences while creating art that speaks to and from the soul. My higher calling is to use art as a vehicle to engage, serve, uplift and transform the community. Raising the level of consciousness. Deep connection and desire to think without limitations, provoke a feeling, an emotion, a story, a vision for unveiled new perspectives to inspire greatness,” Harrison said.

Von Behrmann is a Phoenix-based artist who will be displaying new work of both paintings and drawings.

Von Behrmann and Harrison's work will be on display at ASU Gammage until July 31.

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