Visual artist and art education teacher, Andy Harris, sat down to talk about making Kung Fu movies in high school, playing bass guitar for Municipal Waste, lessons learned hanging commercial wallpaper, and his upcoming show, Neighborhood Watch, which features little-known stories about Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Harry Houdini, and more.
Andy Harris works primarily in mixed media collage. His work has been shown at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and has been featured in the HBO show, “High Maintenance.” He is currently finishing a twelve-month residency as a member of the Glass Wheel Studio’s Incubator Program.
His work is created using hand-painted papers, which he cuts and layers to form images such as houses, boats, landscapes, weapons, tools, and food.
For the last eight months, he has collected and uncovered little-known stories from Norfolk about Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Harry Houdini, Elvis Presley secret tunnels, dead bodies, missing limbs, and more. His show, “Neighborhood Watch” opens September 22nd at the Offsite Gallery located in the World Trade Center building in downtown Norfolk and runs until November 9th.
For more information about Andy Harris and his art visit AHarrisart.com