Katharine Harvey has shown her temporary large-scale recycled plastic installations at First Canadian Place (Toronto), Bank of America (Los Angeles), World Financial Center (New York), Ontario House (Vancouver Winter Olympics), MacLaren Art Centre (Barrie), Nicholas Metivier Gallery (Toronto), and Galerie Borchardt (Hamburg). The Monterey Bay Aquarium in California commissioned the artist to create a permanent sculpture for their Fragile Seas exhibit in 2012. The ten foot square display case consists of recycled plastic tied together with fishing line. The piece aims to educate the public about how plastic pollution destroys marine life in our oceans. The artist’s largest temporary outdoor “Waterfall” installation at the 2008 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche festival in Toronto won a People's choice award. Having received a BFA from Queen's University and an MFA from the University of Victoria, she lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. Her work is represented by Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto, Canada, and Galerie Borchardt in Hamburg, Germany.
Canadian. Based in Toronto.
Lake of Bays, 2013-15
Artist: Katherine Harvey
Dimensions: 86’ x 96’
Materials: Recycled vacuum form packaging, cardboard, and hot glue wax on corroplast backing.
About: This work consists of hundreds of recycled vacuum forms collected by the artist. Each coloured package - discarded wrapping from cosmetics, electronics, toys, chocolates, etc. - forms a pixel in the overall image of figures in a landscape. The first public presentation of this sculpture was a site specific installation created for The Latcham Gallery, a public institution located in Stouffville, Ontario, Canada, in 2015. The sculpture can be dismantled and reconfigured to suite a specific architectural space.
Proceeds benefit: 50% of the net proceeds from the sale of this sculpture will go to the Surfrider Foundation Olympic Peninsula.
Price: $16,000 USD
(Prices do not include crate, shipping or installation costs)
Chandelier, 2013 (First Canadian Place, Toronto, Canada)
Artist: Katherine Harvey
Dimensions: 20” x 13.5”
Materials: Archival paper signed en verso, unframed. Limited edition of 10.
About: Chandelier is a print of the artist’s fifth project with Brookfield Properties, from 2013 at First Canadian Place in downtown Toronto. Her large-scale sculpture was re-mounted as a celebration of Earth Week. Harvey collects recycled waste materials such as water bottles, muffin tins, salad boxes, etc. and ties them together with monofilament into long strands. The use of surplus garbage on a grand scale highlights the glut of plastic waste in our consumerist society and its serious long term impact on our global community.
Proceeds benefit: 50% of net proceeds from the sale of this piece will be donated to Project Vortex.
Price: $500 USD
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