BA Harrington is a Madison artist and a traditionally trained furnituremaker who earned an MFA in wood and an MA in Art History from the UW–Madison. Her work, as well as her collaborative projects with Chele Isaac, has been shown regionally and nationally. Harrington and Isaac share a fascination with the myth of the American West. Their work for the Watrous Gallery has been fueled by their 2011 road trip along historic westward migration trails. Guided by an inquiry into how nostalgia influences our identification as Americans, they visited a dizzying array of historic markers, small history museums, alternative communities, truck stops and border patrol check points. Their exhibition at the Watrous represents an attempt to make manifest the encounter with landscapes traveled, people encountered and stories unspooled.
Wisconsin Academy Administrative Offices and Steenbock Gallery
1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703