We continue to operate by appointment at both locations: Harmon-Meek Gallery at 599 9th St N suite 309 (New Horizon Bank building) and at Harmon-Meek|modern at 382 12th Ave S.
At Harmon-Meek Gallery, we are pleased to present a beautiful exhibition for Reynier Llanes "Book of Life".
Our third solo exhibition for Reynier Llanes “Book of Life” delves into the fantastical stories
of his past and his visions of the future. It is a narrative of characters and events as once told
by his grandfather during his childhood, along with other stories and fables he has heard
over the years. The pieces in this collection depict the characters in these fables and narrate
how they have traveled from distant lands and from distant times to tell their story. These
stories have touched Llane’s life and shaped his creativity and imagination so that they are
intrinsically part of him.
In his words, “My inspiration comes from literature, music, cinema, and daily life. My daily
routine enables me to meditate and use my creativity to serve these stories and inspirations.
I begin my mornings with sketches and watercolors. This is the time I use to keep inventory
of my ideas and to allow them to further inspire me. Many of these characters have been
depicted in my work before, whether in a different geographical location or in a different
state of their physical evolution. I use a variety of mediums in my work: oils, watercolors,
coffee, and charcoal. They are all equally important to me as they allow me full expression,
each in its’ own sector. I’m often asked what my favorite medium is or what my favorite
subject is, and the answer is that my favorite is the subject and medium in which I am
currently working at that moment. “The Book of Life” is about taking all the information
that life gives us and living in the moment.”