Shirley Irons A Perfect Day

Artist Shirley Irons is a painter and photographer who has been exhibiting, teaching, lecturing, and curating for over 25 years. She uses her paintings to “slow down, edit out, [and] look for the permanence in the transitory.” In her current series, Irons paints empty institutional spaces, such as airports, office buildings, and hospitals, along with other fragments of daily life. The works evoke an ephemeral transcendence suspended in environments that we experience indirectly. Irons teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and is represented by the Luisotti Gallery in Santa Monica, California.

Right: Equitable, 20 x 32 inches, oil on wood, 2008