Peter Harris Toronto

Art show to paint a stunning picture of Toronto at night

Extreme cold may have us feeling a little down on Toronto - or at least favouring Toronto, Australia - so this weekend it might help your sanity to plan on not the season's blockbuster art exhibits, but a smaller Toronto love-in in Yorkville.

This Saturday at Mira Godard Gallery, warm up to the frozen city again with local artist Peter Harris' "Night Watch - New Paintings" exhibit featuring nighttime scenes Toronto and of course, the TTC. (You might remember Peter Harris from our "15 iconic paintings of Toronto" post earlier this year.)

Of his new work painting mundane views of the city including restaurants, gas stations, municipal buildings, streetcars, buses, and parking lots, Harris states: "I've chosen to paint these ubiquitous subjects at night, using the darkness like a stage curtain, creating spaces that highlight my subjects with almost reverential illumination while isolating them from the background."

As the power of Toronto's fancy booze begins to no longer take the edge off of the weather, it might be art that holds us over until spring.

Peter Harris Toronto

"Night Watch - New Paintings" runs at Mira Godard Gallery from February 21 - March 14, 2015.

Images via Mira Godard Gallery: "The Last Streetcar (Front/Rear)" 2014, oil on canvas, 32 x 34 in.; "The Last Streetcar (Profile)" 2014, oil on canvas, 32 x 84 in.


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