The Evolution of Stripes
Recent works by Michael J. Halliday
February 11 – April 10, 2015
Fresh A.I.R. Gallery presents The Evolution of Stripes, recent works by Michael J. Halliday. Halliday’s new body of work, never before exhibited and created within the last 7 months. These large scale abstract acrylic paintings on canvas have evolved from Halliday’s earlier paintings of edges.
Eliza Ho, (PhD, History of Art) has spent many hours with the Artist and explains:
Over the years, these edges became lighter, thinner and immaterialized. They evolved into stripes, which are now emerging from the softly colored field, like an uplifting force rising in the air... The exhibition traces the origin and recent development of Halliday’s stripes. This evolution will be chronologically illustrated in Fresh A.I.R.’s elongated gallery, dotted with small-sized studies of the stripes. Viewers will experience the visual impact of Halliday’s stripes in their primal and matured forms.
Halliday began painting again after moving back to Ohio from California in April of 2011. This past January, Halliday celebrated 30 years of sobriety. Halliday is grateful for the days when he can access his true self and the creativity that lies therein despite his battle with depression. Halliday relies on intuition and visual acuity to allow the fluid nature of the medium to speak for itself.
Wednesday February 11, 2015
5:30pm - 7:00pm
131 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m - 5:30 p.m.
Kim Webb, (614) 225-0990 ext. 1208
Myken Pullins, (614) 225-0980