An exhibition walkthrough by David Hartman is available on Vimeo HERE.
Blueprint is a new series of paintings based on the public artwork which the artist designed for Great Gulf’s condominium development in downtown Toronto. Shea’s Victoria, which once stood on this site, was a Beaux-Arts vaudeville playhouse designed in 1908. The paintings take their inspiration from the theatre’s original blueprints. Harvey captures fragments of century-old motifs and liquifies them into a riot of curving shapes and colour-saturated lines. These flourishes provide a jumping-off point for the artist to reference Toronto’s built history.