Through the Static and Distance Roswell Artist-in-Residence Fellow
March 21 - December 20, 2020
Marshall and Winston Gallery
Tonee Harbert’s photography considers human interaction with the landscape. Any purpose people impose on the land leaves a mark which may be overt, or can faintly show a past narrative. These signs/ signals inhabit our everyday world, where collectively they can take on the qualities of a dream or myth.
This developing work from New Mexico invokes history and impermanence through looking at what remains from scenarios that once held meaning or utility and now seem unresolved, or like something of import has happened there in the past. Harbert uses a 1960’s plastic “Diana” film camera, featuring a lo-fi plastic lens to capture scenes which resonate with his own interpretation of, and experience of moving through the world.
Tonee Harbert, grew up in Oregon, and has lived most of his life in Maine. He has worked as a commercial, fine art and documentary photographer. His photography has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery, Portland Museum of Art, Farnsworth Art Museum, Danforth Museum of Art, ICA at Maine College of Art, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. He’s been awarded a New England Emmy award and his work has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning, and in books and motion pictures. He and his partner, artist Shoshannah White are thrilled to be part of the Roswell Artist-in-Residence community.