Ed Stitt: Larz and the City

Gallery Naga

By: - Sep 01, 2022

Ed Stitt: Larz and the City
September 6 - October 1, 2022

Gallery NAGA

67 Newbury Street

Boston, MA 02116

Ed Stitt lives close to Larz Anderson Park, a landscaped and wooded 64-acre parkland in Brookline and it has lately become his personal playground.  Stitt’s new painting exhibition trumpets the exquisite sweeping slopes, expansive lawns, and magnificent trees that comprise the park.  As if this weren’t enough, it also offers expansive views of downtown Boston.





“August is always so hot and humid;
we forget that September has mornings like
this. I got lucky one of my mornings up at
Larz because the mist lasted long enough
for me to document it…”
– Ed Stitt

In addition to his on-site painting of landscapes, Ed Stitt also uses light and color to transform commonplace urban environments.  Stitt’s paintings of alleys and buildings near his studio, in Boston’s Fenway Studios building, glory in a celebration of architectural detail and the overlapping decline and renewal of city surfaces.

“Much of my life's work is about painting
the beauty I encounter in everyday life,
finding the lovely amidst the mundane. 
I don't want to go about so distracted by the
to-do lists I'm forever obeying and miss the
beauty that is out there along the way.”
– Ed Stitt




Ed Stitt: Larz and the City will open to the public on Tuesday, September 6, and a public reception will take place on Friday, September 9 from 5 - 7 pm.  An artist walk-through is scheduled for Saturday, September 17 at 2 pm.  Gallery NAGA’s hours are Tuesday - Saturday from 10 - 5, with no appointment necessary.