Brian Harvey‘s highly anticipated solo exhibition opens Friday April 5th and runs until April 30th. The opening reception with the artist in attendance will also be on the 5th and it will run from 5 until 9pm. Admission is always free.
IN PASSING is a body of work that attempts to ponder the fleeting, seemingly insignificant moments that pass, and the overlooked spaces we pass through on our way to something else – those facets of urban life that often lie in between.
“Painting allows me the opportunity to look at things that are frequently overlooked. I am drawn to the character of everyday objects and spaces, and the urban landscape in which I live. I have a strong response to things which are connected to the past, holdovers which are often ignored or forgotten about altogether. Through a layering of rapid and gestural application of paint, I seek to depict light and form, while maintaining a focus on the physicality of mark making and surface.
In this ongoing body of work I seek to explore the character of the contemporary urban landscape through painting. The layers of organic and geometric forms, patterns of colour and texture, lines of architecture, roads and hydro wires express a sense of place shaped by a history of urban transformation. I am drawn to the spaces and structures which have served and survived generations but have become overlooked or entirely forgotten. They are pieces of the urban narrative so often lost to time and “progress”. Through a responsive and gestural application of material, my aim is to express the personality of these frequently disregarded historical facets, fixing them in time.” – Brian Harvey