Taylor Galleries presents The Weight of Light, a solo exhibition of recent work by gallery artist Pat Harris which runs from 16 November to 8 December 2018. The show features oil paintings of the coastal landscape surrounding Harris’ studio in the West of Ireland, a series of small, individual flower pictures and two landscape drawings in charcoal. Writing about this new body of work, Harris describes his process and says his paintings are:
about the particular and the universal. They draw their inspiration from the coastline of Carrowteige and Kilgalligan in North Mayo, from its rocks, stacks and headland. But also from small flowers that I brought into my studio. They are built up in layers, over time, in some cases weeks, in others months, in a few cases a year or more. They are an attempt not just to paint a rock, a stack or flower but also the space and time they occupy, the light that makes them visible.
An eponymous illustrated, limited-edition publication, including a new text by the artist, will be available from the gallery during the run of the exhibition. Pat Harris will present an informal artist’s talk and walk-through of the show at 1pm on Friday 23 November 2018.