Saturday, October 11, 2014

LaStellina Arte Contemporanea, Rome

Susan Harbage Page
Objects from the Borderlands: Anti-Archive
from the U.S.–Mexico Border Project 2007–2014

 (Curated by Manuela De Leonardis)

Presentation of the project and reception with the Artist

Friday, October 24, 6:30pm, 2014

In 2007, the American artist Susan Harbage Page began to create her “Anti-Archive,” Objects from the Borderlands: The U.S.­­–Mexico “Anti–Archive” project. A collection of objects found along the border between the United States and Mexico that witness a silent immigration that people do not want to see.

“I began this work on the border,” comments Harbage Page, “after I heard a radio broadcast on NPR (National Public Radio). They said that 20% more women and children than men die crossing the U.S.–Mexico border without official papers. I couldn’t get this statistic out of my head, so I decided to go see it with my own eyes. I began to make yearly pilgrimages to the border to photograph the objects that are left behind by border-crossers. The objects that I find speak of a difficult journey and the risks that these individuals are exposed to when they enter the United States. I didn’t want to photograph the individuals in the traditional documentary manner—media and popular culture already do this. I wanted to show these left-behind objects as reliquaries, imbued with power. 

LaStellina Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy 

Monday, October 6, 2014


OCtober 3 - October 29, 2014

FLanders Gallery 


Change is ahead for Flanders Gallery. In anticipation of the Union Station construction beginning in 2015, we will be moving the gallery to a new location in November. The new gallery space will be located next to LUMP gallery, 505 S. Blount Street. We are very excited about the move, and will send information on upcoming shows and events as we get settled.

For our final month in the warehouse district, we want to give tribute to some of the artists that have been a part of the gallery all these years. "Foundations" will be a large group exhibit that will include the work of Derek Toomes, Damian Stamer, Lydia Anne McCarthy, Kenn Kotara, Ian F.G. Dunn, Bill Sullivan, Mia Yoon, Susan Harbage Page, Holly Fischer, Ashlynn Browning, Jason Craighead, and Peter Glenn Oakley. Some of the works will be new and some will be taken from our past exhibitions.
We look forward to bringing fresh and interesting exhibits to the North Carolina community in our new location this November-December. Thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm for contemporary art in North Carolina.

Happiest Regards,
Kelly McChesney

Flanders Gallery
302 South West Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

* Photo Above, Argyle Sock from the U.S.–Mexico Border Project, Susan Harbage Page

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Contemporaries at Light Art + Design


Featuring work from Taj Forer, Jimmy Fountain, Susan Harbage Page, Harrison Haynes, Jeff Whetstone, and Laura Williams.

Join us for the opening reception:

Saturday, September 27 from 6-9 pm

The Triangle will have wealth of photography events for the Click! Triangle Photography Festival during the month of October. We hope you'll explore and support the other venues and artists participating in this fabulous venture!

Our Click! reception will be held on Thursday, October 9th from 5 to 7 pm.

 Light Art + Design

919.942.7077 • • Hours: Tues - Sat, 11 am - 6 pm

*Photo above, Intimate Histories #1, 20 x 29 inches,  Spello, Italy, Susan Harbage Page

Monday, September 8, 2014

Leaders Under 40 - Border Simulation

I was recently in Charlotte working with Leaders Under 40 - The Community Building Initiative's group, whose goal is Connecting Across Difference. We used art as a creative tool to explore borders in our session. (August 28, 2014)

Here are a few images of our border simulation. It helped us begin to understand the politics and realities of the U.S.-Mexico border in a more personal way.

Leaders Under 40

Connecting Across Difference to Lead & Serve.

As part of Community Building Initiative’s mission to increase the capacity and commitment of individuals and organizations to work for change, CBI itself is committed to convening groups of leaders interested in creating a more just, more inclusive community.

Leaders Under 40 (LU40) engages influential professionals and emerging community leaders who want to explore the building of connections across difference, learn more about our community and real-time community issues and have opportunities to connect with established leaders in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

The goal of LU40 is to convene an inclusive, cross-sector group of participants that reflect diversity across race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, time in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, employment, background and perspective and to support them to become leaders for inclusion and equity in our increasingly diverse and changing community.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

From the U.S. - Mexico Anti-Archive

Found near the Gateway International Bridge, Brownsville, Texas

Friday, July 4, 2014

Succumb / New Paintings from Italy

New work fresh from Italy. All are ink and guache. Paper is Abaca made by Dieu Donné.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sewn Border - New Video

Here's a link to a new video - Sewn Border

I'm literally sewing politics into geography.

The piece is best when projected and viewed with a group of people. Turn the sound up as loud as possible when viewing.
Still from Sewn Border