NMA Winner Michael Harrington opens exhibit in Toronto

“Red House” by Michael Harrington.

Starting this Friday, November 2 the Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto’s Queen West district will be exhibiting a retrospective of work by Michael Harrington, a local artist and illustrator who won a 2006 National Magazine Award for illustration in Toro magazine.

The gallery is open Thursday to Saturday, 12-6pm, and Sundays from 1-5pm, and the Michael Harrington exhibit is on display until November 25.

From the gallery’s announcement of the exhibit:

Michael Harrington’s practice has focused on the depiction of the human form, occupying incomplete and ambiguous narratives. These scenarios aim to provoke an empathetic response from viewers. Harrington’s paintings employ traditional representational devices that he applies to a broad range of subject matter including cinema, theatre, literature, music, family folklore, and personal memory and experience.

Most recently his work considers the male figure in society. These men are positioned in the transient interiors and exteriors of the working world; hotel rooms, lobbies, boardrooms and barrooms. Also considered are the contemporary images of vacation sites; recreational vehicles, and the motels of south Florida.

“Brown Sofa” by Michael Harrington
“Forest People” by Michael Harrington
“Rehearsal” by Michael Harrington

More information here.

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