Project Description

Blueprint is a new series based on the artist’s recent public artwork. The large hand-painted windows are located at Great Gulf’s condominium development in downtown Toronto. Shea’s Victoria Theatre once stood on this site. This Beaux-Arts vaudeville playhouse was designed in 1908. The paintings take their inspiration from the theatre’s blueprints. Harvey captures the fragments of century-old motifs. She liquifies them into a riot of curving shapes and colour-saturated lines. These flourishes provide a jumping-off point for her to reference Toronto’s built history.

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