Bill and I and our friend Shelley Savor went to look at some art on Queen West today.
We had a relaxed lunch at The Beaver, then hit the Michael Harrington show at Mulherin.
A new body of work from this year.
We're big Harrington fans. Winter no. 1, oil on canvas, 24 x 48 inches
Winter no. 1 (detail)
Nice depth in Meeting the Cowboy no 1, 9 x 12 inches.
Mulherin tried to sell Bill the picture below after he told her how much he wanted it.
Red Man Wading in Water, oil on canvas, 8 x 10 inches
In her other gallery Mulherin and Penelope Smart were showing great art by Sarah Burwash including these clay works.
We walked past the Starbucks.
Paul Petro is showing new paintings by Carol Wainio, also painted this year. Weather Events, acrylic on canvas, 78 x 120 inches.
Bill and Shelley and I found her work very inspiring. Les Cailloux Blancs, 72 x 120 inches.
One Evening, 60 x 120 inches
One Evening (details)
One last nice Wainio.
We carried on along Queen Street to MOCCA
and a installation of Vera Frenkel. Here's Shelley and Bill watching Frenkel's Once Near Water: Notes from the Scaffolding Archive, 2008.
By now we were close to Type Books so had to go in and see what was new. I liked this Steven Klein portrait of Colton Hanes in VMAN magazine.
It had been a dark, damp afternoon but we had one inspiration after another.
How we love our Queen Street West!