This work was inspired by a lifetime of surfing in Southern California.  The Wedge is a famous and treacherous body surfing beach with waves up to 17 feet breaking in 3 feet of water. The piece is on a flat Dibond aluminum composite panel and has French cleats on the back for hanging.

- Michael Gallagher

Wedge
MICHAEL GALLAGHER


Acrylic painting on Dibond aluminum composite panel

Ready to hang

One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2016

24" h x 18.4" w x .01" d
3 lbs. 0 oz.

$2,250

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Artist
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.