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Tonee Harbert: Ground Signals



With an opening event on Friday, February 15th, 6 to 8pm

Tonee Harbert is a photographer living in Portland, Maine. His frequent subjects have been people and the landscape of Maine. For his current fine art work he uses a plastic “Diana” camera to capture mysterious and haunting landscapes, and surreal interventions of the human touch on our world.

Harbert’s current work is concerning humans’ interaction with the landscape. Any purpose we impose on the landscape leaves a mark which can be overt, or faintly reveals a past narrative. These signs inhabit our visual world, and when taken together, can transmit the surreal feel of a dream being pieced together.

Harbert's photographs have been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Portland Museum of Art, Farnsworth Art Museum, Danforth Museum of Art, University of Miami, ICA at Maine College of Art, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. He was granted a one-year artist residency at the Roswell Artist in Residence Project beginning in June 2019. He’s been awarded a New England Emmy award and his work has also been included in two motion pictures: Home Less Home (independent) and Message in a Bottle (Warner Brothers). Harbert received a degree in Visual Communication from Ohio University in 1986.