Ephraim will showcase his latest paintings at the George Billis
Gallery, 525 West 26th Street, Ground Floor, between 10th and 11th Avenues,
from September 2–27, 2014. The opening reception will be held at the
gallery on Thursday, September 4, from 6–8p.m. Gallery hours are Tuesday–
Saturday, 10a.m.–6p.m. This will be Ephraim’s 11th solo exhibition in New York, and his third at George Billis Gallery.
This most recent painting series entitled “Life is a House,” focuses on a particular place, Woodley, Ephraim’s 18th cent. Maryland home; “a place that is peaceful, calm, centered—life enhancing.” Its beautiful light and spaces invite the viewer to enter and walk around, becoming riveted by the fleeting, transient light. Exterior views play an important part in his compositions as well, which adds to the personification of Woodley. On the other end of the spectrum, Woodley is compared to a set of abandoned row houses from Richmond, Virginia, where the artist lived in the 1990’s. These houses are as deathly as Woodley is alive. Ephraim states, “I have frequently thought of the relationship between houses, people and families.” In this beautiful series, Ephraim invites us to explore the notion of houses as fertile metaphors for human qualities.