Sorelle will celebrate the start of the Fall season with a new feature of artist John Harris, which will be on view on the main wall of the gallery beginning Friday, September 1st.

The Connecticut-based landscape artist captures scenes of riverbeds and ocean shorelines with hyper attention to detail, focusing on the way the light reflects over rippling water and crashing waves. 

John Harris' artwork, including seven brand new original paintings will be on view through Sunday, September 10th. 

"I isolate and exaggerate forms, colors and sequences found in nature," Harris says. "My large scale, realist paintings take one to two months to complete, as I meticulously works to recreate various environmental complexities from photographs, memory and artistic expression. The process begins with mapping out large shapes of color on canvas, and then details are added.  When the paint dries, more paint and glazes are added. The repetition of this careful glazing technique results in the dramatization of translucent layers - a visual effect that is conceptually harmonious with its subject: water.

"I am most interested in exploring water’s physical properties - reflection, turbidity, rhythm, pattern, that make up its unique viewing experience. I address these issues by isolating a moment in time in various bodies of water: oceans and rivers. The result is a series of peaceful, hypnotic and turbulent paintings."

Explore all original paintings and limited edition prints by John Harris in his Artist Collection.

This On View feature is free and open to the public during gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday 10:30am - 6:00pm, as well as Sundays noon to 4:00pm during summer months. Street parking is available.


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