VIDEO: The “Phantasmatical: Self Portraits” of Anne Harris

The unusual and fantastical silhouettes in Anne Harris’ oil paintings stem from a personal place. In “Phantasmatical: Self-Portraits” at New York's Alexandre Gallery, Harris depicts the emotional and physical facets of women at middle age in a series of new paintings. Both liberating and vulnerable, these nude portraits appear to emerge from thin air and teeter in a state of obscurity and visibility, emphasizing the notion of a maturing woman “being exposed but not looked at.” Harris shared with BLOUIN ARTINFO her personal experiences that led to the visceral self-portraits.