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George Billis Gallery- NY

Exhibition Detail
Solo Exhibition
525 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001

October 16th, 2012 - November 17th, 2012
October 18th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Harmony in Teal and Burgundy, Kenny HarrisKenny Harris, Harmony in Teal and Burgundy,
2010, oil on panel, 20 x 16"
© Courtesy of the artist & George Billis Gallery- NY
Tue-Sat 10-6

The subject of these paintings is a single chateau called Le Quesnoy, which overlooks Mont Saint Michel in Normandy, France.I stayed there fall of ’09, painting plein-air and interiors and taking photos of the chateau. It was quite old and had been in my friend’s family for hundreds of years. The structure and décor had been added on to and redone various times. The nature of the building was an eclectic mixture of different times, aesthetics and technologies. The colors were arresting and unusual. There were paintings all over the house, mostly done by members of the family. My intention with this show is to evoke the feeling of being in this space: it s bright colors and old details shaped by the indirect light filtering through centuries old windows. I hope the viewer, surrounded by these paintings, can be given an experience of this place. But not just the physical description, rather the state of mind the interiors elicited: a mixture of calmness and visual excitement.

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