Mark Harris has returned to painting for his new exhibition Morning Star at Country Club gallery, opening this Friday with a reception from 7-9 pm. Harris has invented a sidelong relationship to these paintings (and a series of accompanying drawings) that are more conceptual project than romantic studio practice. Using Dick Fairfield’s 1970 book Modern Utopian: Communes, U.S.A. as source material for his series of large-scale works.
The drawings are exact enlargements of photographs of commune life in Fairfield’s book, while each of Harris’ paintings are recreations of artworks that can be glimpsed in scenes from day to day life at Morning Star, one of the communes discussed in the book
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