In a new video, painter Anne Harris discusses her approach to painting and the works in her current exhibition Phantasmatical: Self Portraits at Alexandre Gallery, New York, on view through May 11, 2013.
Harris remarks: "These paintings, these particular paintings, came out of both something that was happening in the drawing that I worked on, and also something that I was experiencing. The experience of going from being a child and I think being oblivious, to being watched. But also you get older, you're not as ripe, you're not looked at. I thought it would be interesting to try and paint somehow that experience of both you're really exposed but you're not looked at." She continues: "These are paintings. I'm a starting point, but all the complexity that I have about my feelings about myself and how I interact with the world - I hope that's in the painting."