Phillip Harris – Solo Exhibit in the Hancock Gallery & Reception Gallery @ 12 Vassar Street

November 5, 2021 – December 30, 2021

Art Opening Reception: Friday, November 5 / 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm @ 12 Vassar Street

Phillip Harris is a Poughkeepsie, NY-based painter whose current exhibit at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center is of landscapes with many of the pieces painted from the same location in the Hudson Valley. Working with diverse and complex techniques, Mr. Harris paints the textural ”spirit “ of the landscape – thick, heavy Impasto surfaces that resonate alongside deep translucent and fluid surfaces – whereby setting up a rich and dynamic contrast.  “With places that inspire me, I often spend months at that location,” he explains. ““The landscape mirrors the range of emotions I experience…for me, it is an extension of the Divine and therefore our connection to it. What seems random and out of control really has great order.”

River Edge North by Phillip Harris

Mr. Harris received his BFA from East Carolina University in 1976 and his MFA from Washington University, St Louis in 1981.  He has taught at various universities including Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh. His work has been exhibited at the North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, NC), The Steinberg Museum (Washington University, St. Louis), The Plains Museum of Art (Minnesota) and “Seven New Artists, Pittsburgh Today” Museum of Art Carnegie Institute, and is included in private collections throughout the country.   He has resided in the Hudson Valley for 25 years and moved to the area for its rich history of painting and his love of the landscape.