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Brian Harvey, Solo Exhibition: DRIFT

Brian Harvey – DRIFT 

October 8th – 30th

Opening Reception with Artist – October 15th, 5 – 8pm 

Join us for the opening reception of Brian Harvey’s solo exhibition, ‘DRIFT,’ which showcases the artist’s unique and colourful take on Toronto’s urban landscape. ‘DRIFT marks Harvey’s third full-length solo exhibition at Abbozzo Gallery.

Harvey is most comfortable portraying the ephemeral; he often focuses on specific moments and times of day that feel rare and fleeting. Harvey’s effective surrender to the cityscape, and his acknowledgement that he himself is a part of the city’s social reality, gives him the ability to portray these fleeting moments while maintaining the same distance a documentarian would keep from their subjects. Harvey’s powerful use of colour is the voice that serves to highlight and aggrandize even the most mundane details of city life, be it the burgundy colours comprising a grimy streetcar (Logan and Gerrard, 2019), or the cheerful yellow lights that illuminate a seemingly unremarkable alleyway (South of Gerrard, 2019). Harvey’s technique lends importance to the forgotten and overlooked parts of the city, endowing them with beauty comparable to some of Toronto’s most well-known and iconic landmarks. His art broadcasts to the world the momentary qualities of the modern city, linking him to the rich traditions of the Impressionists and the American Realists, which have so vibrantly and successfully captured modernity in a similar style and subject matter as Harvey does today.

For any inquiries regarding the artist, their work, the exhibition, or Abbozzo Gallery, send us an email here or visit our website.

Masks are enforced and social distancing measures will be in effect, proof of vaccination is required for entrance in accordance with Ontario’s COVID-19 mandate.

401 Richmond Street West, Suite 128
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 3A8



Abbozzo Gallery

401 Richmond Street West, Suite 128
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5V 3A8

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