Famous painter inspired by book covers in new show at Harrogate gallery

One of Harrogate's coolest galleries is reopening as lockdown eases with a  new exhibition featuring a leading British writer and painter who has turned book covers into much sought-after art.

Sunday, 21st June 2020, 12:02 pm
A section of Harland Miller's In Shadows I Boogie, which is showing at RedHouse Originals gallery in Harrogate.

Renowned for its cutting edge status in modern, contemporary and street art, RedHouse Originals is back in action with two stunning pieces by Harland Miller - and much more.

For the safety and comfort of customers, the gallery has made small adjustments to its glowing white home on Cheltenham Mount, including hand sanitisers.

Yorkshire-born artist and author Miller has built up an international reputation for his large-scale, photo-realistic paintings, posters, and prints of vintage Penguin book covers.

After living and exhibiting in New York, Berlin and New Orleans during the 1980s and ’90s, Miller rose to fame in 2000 with his debut novel, Slow Down Arthur, Stick to Thirty , the story of a youngster who travels around northern England with a David Bowie impersonator.

The last ten years has seen Miller consolidate his position with a series of exhibitions at White Cube gallery in London.

His two large-scale stunning artworks at RedHouse are just a small part of the Harrogate gallery's In Colours show which also includes Bridget Riley, David Hockney, Schoph, Danny Larsen, KAWS and some impressives pieces by American graffiti artist Seen, long regarded as the "Godfather of Graffiti."

The exhibition also features Harrogate artist Thomas James Butler's impressive Pop Art-meets-Abstract Art painting Love Can Bring Up Fear From Way Down Low.

Richard McTague said: "We are excited to open doors and welcome everyone back to RedHouse. We would like to everyone for their support during the last few months.

"We are also happy to arrange virtual imaging options for anyone who would like to visualise their desired artwork in their own home."

For full details please contact RedHouse Originals via email at [email protected] or call the gallery directly on +44 (0)1423 884400.

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