• KATHARINE HARVEY

    BLUEPRINT

    SEPTEMBER 3 - 26, 2020

  • Blueprint is Katharine Harvey's latest body of work, inspired by her research for a forthcoming public art commission at 25 Richmond Street East in downtown Toronto. Harvey discovered historical blueprints for the original structure on the site, Shea's Victoria theatre, designed in 1908 by Charles James Reid. The theatre's relatively modest exterior was contrasted by its ornate interior decor, done in a Beaux-Arts style and adorned with curved lines and musically shaped motifs. 

    Harvey has applied her signature layering process to describe the distinctive patterns and shapes she discovered in the blueprints. While abstract, the works recall another era, reinterpreted with her luminous colour and expressive mark-making. Her large-scale glass installation at 25 Richmond Street East will be installed this September.

  • I have always considered my paintings to be very sculptural and tactile - this adds complexity to the works. I...
    Katharine Harvey working on her forthcoming public art commission in the Franz Mayer of Munich glass studio in Germany, 2017

    I have always considered my paintings to be very sculptural and tactile -  this adds complexity to the works. I am fascinated by perception and the mystery of questioning whether one thing is in front of or behind another thing. This question adds to the magic and mystery of a work of art. I am not a minimalist; I am a maximalist.

    -KATHARINE HARVEY

  • © David Hartman, Hayfire

  • Katharine Harvey, Shea's Victoria XV Red, 2020

    Katharine Harvey

    Shea's Victoria XV Red, 2020 acrylic on board
    30 x 40 in.
    • Katharine Harvey Shea's Victoria XIII study (lines), 2020 acrylic on board 20 x 16 in.
      Katharine Harvey
      Shea's Victoria XIII study (lines), 2020
      acrylic on board
      20 x 16 in.
      $ 4,000.00
    • Katharine Harvey Full Circle I study, 2020 acrylic on board 14 x 11 in.
      Katharine Harvey
      Full Circle I study, 2020
      acrylic on board
      14 x 11 in.
      $ 3,000.00
    • Katharine Harvey Shea's Victoria IX study (curves), 2020 acrylic on board 14 x 11 in.
      Katharine Harvey
      Shea's Victoria IX study (curves), 2020
      acrylic on board
      14 x 11 in.
      $ 3,000.00
    • Katharine Harvey Blueprint II, 2020 acrylic on board 36 x 26 in.
      Katharine Harvey
      Blueprint II, 2020
      acrylic on board
      36 x 26 in.
      $ 7,000.00
    • Katharine Harvey Full Circle III, 2020 acrylic on board 40 x 50 in.
      Katharine Harvey
      Full Circle III, 2020
      acrylic on board
      40 x 50 in.
      $ 9,000.00
  • Katharine Harvey, Shea's Victoria XVIII, 2020

    Katharine Harvey

    Shea's Victoria XVIII, 2020 acrylic on canvas on board
    60 x 50 in.
    • Katharine Harvey Shea's Victoria XVI Yellow, 2020 acrylic on board 24 x 30 in.
      Katharine Harvey
      Shea's Victoria XVI Yellow, 2020
      acrylic on board
      24 x 30 in.
      $ 6,000.00
    • Katharine Harvey Shea’s Victoria XIV (water), 2020 acrylic on board 24 x 30 in.
      Katharine Harvey
      Shea’s Victoria XIV (water), 2020
      acrylic on board
      24 x 30 in.
      $ 6,000.00
  • Original blueprints from 1908 for Shea's Victoria theatre from the City of Toronto Archives