Brian Harte’s solo exhibition Return of the Hawthorn

Brian Harte’s: Return of the Hawthorn

Nov 26, 2022 at 12:00am ~ Jan 14, 2023 at 11:59pm

Brian Harte’s: Return of the Hawthorn will be the Ireland-based artist’s second show with Maki Gallery, Tennoz. 13 new paintings will be on view, in which the artist continues to take apart and reconfigure the domestic setting, elusively capturing the unsteady climate of our times.

Brian Harte: Return of the Hawthorn

At first glance, the objects and shapes in Harte’s canvases appear to either be floating aimlessly or chaotically clumped together. Each element exist entirely on its own, with no discernible relationship to one another. Harte placed broad distance between foreground and background to create a space that feels strange and unfamiliar.

Brian Harte: Return of the Hawthorn

Harte came across a long bank of hawthorn trees bursting with white flowers near his studio: a sign of change and new beginnings. Brian Harte’s: Return of the Hawthorn suggests, slivers of hope remain. Though we are constantly bombarded with news of imminent environmental catastrophe, Harte’s paintings urge us to cling to hope.


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Start: Nov 26th 2022 at 12:00am

End: Jan 14th 2023 at 11:59pm