George Billis Gallery is pleased to announce Karen Woods and her latest work at the New York location. This November’s exhibition theme will be …Going which will run from November 5 – December 7, 2019.
The opening reception will be held at the George Billis Gallery located at 521 West 26th Street, 7th floor, between10th and 11th avenues on Thursday, November 7th from 6-8pm
“I do think the big problem in a way…is how you deal with ordinary life—that is not extraordinary, that does not involve heroism, that does not involve crises, really. But the way in we live is meaningful, and it does have a certain radiance.” – John Updike
For some time now I have chronicled my journey by painting what I experience while driving around the city. I paint—in the realist tradition—from photographs taken at intersections and on the road, when I’ve been struck by the beauty in the ordinariness of my commute. These images are the “lyrical suggestions” that compel me to paint, to communicate these transcendent experiences so clearly that others might in turn recognize this beauty in the course of their day.
For myself, the reward lies in capturing and expanding the space, time, and movement of a moment in everyday life, and to reveal its accompanying emotional weight: its anticipation, reflection, isolation, longing, and transcendence.
The exhibit is on view November 5- December 7, 2019 at the George Billis Gallery located at 521 West 26th Street, 7th floor, between 10th and 11th avenues in New York City.