The paintings in this body of work explore the interiors and landscapes of Ireland, encountered in the artist’s recent trip across the Emerald Isle. “Ireland has always captured my imagination,” says Harris. “A green land full of history, and maybe just a little magic. My paintings are about light and space, and I am compelled to create spaces where the viewer is invited in, to create their own narrative.” As such his paintings are almost always devoid of people, a fact which has inevitably taken on new resonance as the pandemic has enforced interiority, isolation, and a sense of longing for the time before. A special limited preview before the show heads off to a full exhibition at the gallery’s New York City location.
George Billis Gallery, 2716 S. La Cienega, Culver City; opening reception: Saturday, June 27, 1-6 p.m., on view through July 2; free; georgebillis.com.
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