Michael Karn

The Mirror of Nature:
Drawings and Paintings by Michael Karn

January 18 - March 22, 2009

In his first exhibition at Gallery Stratford, artist Michael Karn will exhibit an exquisite collection of paintings and drawings depicting flowers, fruit, elaborate table settings and classic studies of plaster busts. The conventions of still life provide a framework for the artist for the exploration of the formal elements and interplay of foreground and background and light and shadow.  Many of the works are a result of his intensive program of study at the Academy of Realist Art in Toronto.

Image: Michael Karn, "Still Life With Pears", Oil on Linen, 2008.