Steven Harrington, known for his exaggerated use of Pop Art-infused colors, outlandish characters, and psychedelic visuals, will be opening his latest exhibition titled “Magic Hour” this April. Featuring a range of new paintings, sculptures, screen prints, sketches, and pen-to-paper drawings, the exhibition will also be selling Harrington’s latest collaborative sneaker with Nike. The two parties will also debut a capsule collection that includes various merchandise.
The artist and his team have provided a description of “Magic Hour” below:
Magic Hour is a journey through the last few years of the artist’s life—vibrant encapsulations of personal moments that also translate to simple themes all viewers can connect to. Just as the magic hour straddles time between day and night, these works walk the line between lighthearted playfulness and something a bit more nuanced, image for the sake of image and icons that inspire narrative.
The exhibition will highlight a variety of large-scale pieces, including a mural that spans 16-feet wide, reaching eight-feet in height, with another five-by-five-foot piece. These are the largest pieces Harrington has ever made, employing a variety of flat colors and thick black lines that he calls “oversized animation cells.” Harrington’s “Magic Hour” will begin April 13, finishing up on April 22.
You can check out a variety of the notable pieces that will be on display in the image gallery above.
For more related news, Keiichi Tanaami will continue with psychedelic Pop Art at his upcoming Hong Kong exhibition.
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I’m excited to invite all of you to the opening night of my upcoming exhibition Saturday, April 13th next month. Steven Harrington : MAGIC HOUR Opening Reception : April 13th 2019 | 6:30-10:30pm Downtown Los Angeles, CA Address to be announced in the coming week RSVP(must include full names): firstname.lastname@example.org At first glance, California artist Steven Harrington’s latest exhibition, Magic Hour, is an over-the-top world of poppy colors, wild characters, and psychedelic dreams. For many viewers this first glance will be enough. It’s a fun, immersive world of paintings, drawings, and sculptures that will compel and delight. But look a little deeper and viewers might find something more—further contemplation on the artist’s lifelong exploration of balance, nature, musings on creative evolution, personification of the subconscious, and a little bit of chaos encroaching upon this happy, colorful world. Magic Hour is a journey through the last few years of the artist’s life—vibrant encapsulations of personal moments that also translate to simple themes all viewers can connect to. Just as the magic hour straddles time between day and night, these works walk the line between lighthearted playfulness and something a bit more nuanced, image for the sake of image and icons that inspire narrative. “At the end of the day,” Harrington says, “it’s about sitting down in front of a piece of paper and freely exploring.” Bold, flat colors, abstract hints of nostalgia, and familiar yet surprising forms all invite the viewer in. What happens then is anyone’s guess. This exhibition is generously supported by Nike. Nike and Harrington have partnered to present a new, small capsule collection of footwear and clothing, the latest in a years-long collaboration. The launch of sneakers and apparel, all featuring Harrington’s unmistakable designs, will coincide with the opening of Magic Hour. More information linked in instagram profile.