ELORA – Loch Gallery in Toronto invites the public to meet Elora artist Barry McCarthy and see his newest collection of paintings.
A New Story: New Oils and Watercolours by Barry McCarthy is on display at the gallery from Nov. 4 to 18.
Historically, storytelling has always been a much enjoyed social and cultural activity, official say, and painting is no different.
McCarthy views himself as a storyteller as well.
“There is an abstract quality to my work,” McCarthy states in his artist statement.
“There are organic forms juxtaposed with geometric shapes. The viewer’s eye flows from left to right much like reading a book.
“The foreground introduces the background. The midground is the comprehensive story: it sets the stage for the heat and the power. Boxes and squares dot the space, organic shapes play with the light, keeping the flow of eye movement. Subject matter contributes to the story’s mystery! Much like a play… the stage is set!
“Every painting tells a story.”