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Suzanne Harris: The Energy of Time

Who knows at what precise phase, or from what floriate green-room, the Master of Harlequinade, himself not made, maker of sequence and permutation in all things made, called us from our co-laterals out, to dance the Funeral Games of the Great Mammalia, as, long, long, long before, these danced out the Dinosaur?1

SUZANNE CAMPBELL HARRIS DIED IN her sleep on November 4, 1979, in Los Angeles, the same date as the Iranians captured their American hostages. Her work bridges several different categories from cast metal sculpture, to landscape art, to color analysis, to cut glass sculpture, to irregular pyramids of various materials, to performance art. In a development that is becoming not as rare as it was, her art makes its own genre just by coexistence in a body of work; in other words, the work resumes itself and nothing she could do would be outside its orbit; this includes her entire life

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