LONDON///CONOR HARRINGTON UNLEASHES HIS "WEEKEND WARRIORS"…
Our favorite modern Irish painter CONOR HARRINGTON debuted an impressive array of new large-scale paintings tonite at London's art star-making LAZARIDES GALLERY (best known as the home of urban art legend Banksy). Titled "Weekend Warriors," Harrington's new series explores the myth of modern masculinity by juxtaposing imagery of the odd escapist phenomenon of historical re-enactment with modern stylistic motifs in an unusual exploration of concept and context. Using oil paint and aerosol on canvas, Harrington's results are nothing short of stunning and the 17 large paintings (and smaller charcoal drawings) in the show easily represent the young artist's most ambitious and accomplished work to date. Unfortunately, the mural Harrington created in the streets of London at the end of 2007 (after a two year hiatus from street work) on Truman Gate in Brick Lane as a teaser to his current show didn't survive intact until the exhibit's debut (see below). HAVE A LOOK:
- 04/24/2014 • FIRST LOOK | “ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND: MISSION SCHOOL” AT NYU
- 04/23/2014 • STREET LIFE | NEW WORK BY PIXEL PANCHO FOR THE PERTH PUBLIC FORMS FESTIVAL, AUSTRALIA
- 04/21/2014 • FIRST LOOK | STEPHEN “ESPO” POWERS’ “TODAY IS ALREADY TOMORROW” OPENING AT TARGET GALLERY, TOKYO
- 04/21/2014 • STREET LIFE | STEPHEN “ESPO” POWERS’ TOKYO LOVE LETTER
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