This work  is an homage to my Yale professor Walker Evans, the famous American photographer. The piece is on a flat Dibond aluminum composite panel and has French cleats on the back for hanging.

- Michael Gallagher

Walker (Homage)

Acrylic painting on Dibond aluminum composite panel

Ready to hang

Signed on front

24" h x 21" w x .01" d
3 lbs. 0 oz.



Michael Gallagher
Dove Canyon, California

Getting to Know Michael

Michael was a pioneering member of an artistic movement known as Abstract Illusionism, which emerged out of New York’s SoHo District in the mid-1970s. “The defining elements of this style give the illusion of depth as abstract elements appear to be floating above the canvas,” explains Michael. He uses paint, airbrushing, and camerawork along with digital printing to create dynamic compositions that optically challenge the viewer. The work is flat, yet exudes dimensionality. “It could be paint or a specific color that has inspired me. Eventually a composition emerges along with some sort of dichotomy of order and chaos,” says the artist. In addition to involvement in the Abstract Illusionism movement, Michael’s resume features a prominent fellowship at Yale’s Summer School of Art and Music under famed photographer Walker Evans and important contemporary artists including Robert Motherwell and Helen Frankenthaler.