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Carla Jay Harris  Los Angeles, CA

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About Carla Jay


Carla Harris is a photographer Living and working in Los Angeles. Her work is made in direct response to her nomadic existence from childhood.

Carla explains the work by saying, “In my work, I document and evaluate psychological environments. I began my career in 2008 as a documentary photographer. Over the past several years, my work has transformed into a conceptual, fine art practice that takes the form of sculptural, print, photographic and mixed-media works. Despite these seemingly disparate forms, the camera remains the connecting thread among all of my undertakings. Each piece begins with the camera and then comes to its final form through a process of meditation, translation, and manipulation. I am continually attracted to the way psychological space can transgress unwritten social laws through the manipulation of light, color, object & perspective. My most recent bodies of work (Inconspicuous Presence/Conspicuous Absence) evaluate the physiological impact of economic environments. These projects bring into question how much our own identity & self-worth are knowingly, or unknowingly, informed by notions of/mythology regarding race, commerce, & beauty – present & past.”


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