I had no idea that Harris produced all these light-filled abstract paintings, despite my love of the Group of Seven’s plein air inspired work. I vaguely remember one line in a book that mentioned Harris later left Canada and pursued some (“slightly wacky” was the intimation) spiritual pursuits.
The Vancouver Art Gallery has an exhibit that includes works from Harris' early artistic career, some classic pieces from the Group of Seven era, but the bulk of the show is about the abstracts. It echoes my own artistic development, starting with plein air landscape painting, and shifting to contemporary abstracts. This show closes on Sunday, so get down and check it out if you are interested in abstract art, Canadian art history, The Group of Seven, or spirituality in art.
This image is "Mount Thule, Bylot Island", 1930.