“In the decade that I’ve painted the urban landscape, one name is consistently mentioned when people first encounter my work: Edward Hopper. Hopper is the genre defining painter of the urban landscape whose iconic oeuvre casts a long shadow over all artists inspired by the modern city. In this exhibition Hopper’s Shadow, I confront his legacy by meticulously recreating in miniature his historic paintings and encapsulating them in a contemporary urban landscape. Each of Hopper’s anachronistic visions of the city are subsumed by the contemporary architecture with which I used to frame them. Through working with Hopper’s imagery I’ve entered into a dialogue with my acknowledged predecessor and challenged myself to continue to connect the urban landscape with a contemporary audience.”

Peter Harris

Peter Harris’s CV

Peter Harris skytrain-arriving

SkyTrain Arriving  2022
Oil on canvas  26″ x 36″


Peter Harris skytrain-departing

SkyTrain Departing  2022
Oil on canvas  24″ x 26″


Peter Harris dim-sum-at-night

Dim Sum at Night  2022
Oil on canvas  28″ x 40″


Peter Harris elevators-in-waiting

Elevators in Waiting  2022
Oil on canvas  24″ x 30″


Peter Harris escalator-to-line-1

Escalator to Line 1  2022
Oil on canvas  24″ x 32″


Peter Harris escalator-to-the-metro

Escalator to the Metro  2022
Oil on canvas  26″ x 36″


Peter Harris side-entrance-after-hours-early-sunday-morning

Side Entrance, After Hours (Early Sunday morning)  2016
Oil on canvas  24″ x 46″


Peter Harris executive-suites-tuscan-dreams

Executive Suites  (Tuscan dreams) 2015
Oil on canvas  18″ x 34″


Peter Harris waiting-for-morning

Waiting for morning  2016
Oil on canvas  18″ x 40″


Peter Harris nightwork-2am

Nightwork 2am  2016
Oil on canvas  14″ x 40″


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