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Another Blue World (Twenty-Four Hour Aquarium), 32" x 42"

Another Blue World (Twenty-Four Hour Aquarium)

32" x 42"

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Black Flower, Hyperdrive, 8.5" x 11.5"

Black Flower, Hyperdrive

8.5" x 11.5"

Acrylic On Panel

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Big Pink, 72" x 53.5" 

Big Pink

72" x 53.5" 

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Black Swan At Night, 37" x 36"

Black Swan At Night

37" x 36"

Acrylic On Canvas On Panel

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Blackflower (Magnolia 2), 36" x 48"

Blackflower (Magnolia 2)

36" x 48"

Acrylic On Panel

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Blue Nocturne (SOLD), 47" x 42"

Blue Nocturne (SOLD)

47" x 42"

Acrylic And Chalk On Paper Mounted To Panel

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Bouquet (SOLD), 24" x 20

Bouquet (SOLD)

24" x 20

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Buckaroo, 24" x 24" 

Buckaroo

24" x 24" 

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Burden (Pink And Black Magnolia), 46" x 48"

Burden (Pink And Black Magnolia)

46" x 48"

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Flock (SOLD), 10.75" x 9"

Flock (SOLD)

10.75" x 9"

Oil On Panel

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Go Fish 2, 24" x 32"

Go Fish 2

24" x 32"

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Heat Engine (Dippy), 48" x 60"

Heat Engine (Dippy)

48" x 60"

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Hi Ho Cherry-O, 23" x 24"

Hi Ho Cherry-O

23" x 24"

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Kerplunk Again, 24.5" x 24.5"

Kerplunk Again

24.5" x 24.5"

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Landscape And Still Life With Magnolia, 24" Diameter

Landscape And Still Life With Magnolia

24" Diameter

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Large Pastoral With Figures (Gardening At Night), 80" x 96"

Large Pastoral With Figures (Gardening At Night)

80" x 96"

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Large Swan, 42" x 48"

Large Swan

42" x 48"

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Large Tondo/Tabletop Still Life With Birds And Pears, 64" Diameter

Large Tondo/Tabletop Still Life With Birds And Pears

64" Diameter

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Landscape With Notes And Rest, 24" Diameter

Landscape With Notes And Rest

24" Diameter

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Nested, 16.75" x 19"

Nested

16.75" x 19"

Oil On Panel

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Nested 2 (Raft), 15.5" x 15.25"

Nested 2 (Raft)

15.5" x 15.25"

Oil On Panel

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Night Fishing 1, 32" x 40"

Night Fishing 1

32" x 40"

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Night Fishing 2, 32" x 40"

Night Fishing 2

32" x 40"

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Night Swan, 40" x 48"

Night Swan

40" x 48"

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Orange Hill (24 Hour Aviarium), 74" 95.5"

Orange Hill (24 Hour Aviarium)

74" 95.5"

Acrylic On Linen On Panel

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Pastoral 2, 36" x 43"

Pastoral 2

36" x 43"

Oil On Panel

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Pink And Green, 36" x 48"

Pink And Green

36" x 48"

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Precipice With Sun And Moon (Duck-Rabbit), 24" x 32"

Precipice With Sun And Moon (Duck-Rabbit)

24" x 32"

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Red Chalice, 24" x 32"

Red Chalice

24" x 32"

Oil On Panel

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Still Life With Tits And Peonies, 46" x 51.5"

Still Life With Tits And Peonies

46" x 51.5"

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Studio 1, 65" Diameter

Studio 1

65" Diameter

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Studio 2, 46" x 54.75"

Studio 2

46" x 54.75"

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Studio 3 (Skull Flower Duo Palette), 25.75" x 29"

Studio 3 (Skull Flower Duo Palette)

25.75" x 29"

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Tabletop Still Life With Tits and Peonies (After Hokusai), 51.5" x 46"

Tabletop Still Life With Tits and Peonies (After Hokusai)

51.5" x 46"

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The Game Of Pope Or Pagan, 43" x 48"

The Game Of Pope Or Pagan

43" x 48"

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Trans-Continental (SOLD), 7 7/8" x 10 5/8"

Trans-Continental (SOLD)

7 7/8" x 10 5/8"

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Underwater Moonlight, 47.5" x 48"

Underwater Moonlight

47.5" x 48"

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White Leaf, 40.5" x 48"

White Leaf

40.5" x 48"

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Another Blue World (Twenty-Four Hour Aquarium), 32" x 42"

Another Blue World (Twenty-Four Hour Aquarium)

32" x 42"

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Black Flower, Hyperdrive, 8.5" x 11.5"

Black Flower, Hyperdrive

8.5" x 11.5"

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Big Pink, 72" x 53.5" 

Big Pink

72" x 53.5" 

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Black Swan At Night, 37" x 36"

Black Swan At Night

37" x 36"

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Blackflower (Magnolia 2), 36" x 48"

Blackflower (Magnolia 2)

36" x 48"

Acrylic On Panel

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Blue Nocturne (SOLD), 47" x 42"

Blue Nocturne (SOLD)

47" x 42"

Acrylic And Chalk On Paper Mounted To Panel

Bouquet (SOLD), 24" x 20

Bouquet (SOLD)

24" x 20

Acrylic On Canvas On Panel

Buckaroo, 24" x 24" 

Buckaroo

24" x 24" 

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Burden (Pink And Black Magnolia), 46" x 48"

Burden (Pink And Black Magnolia)

46" x 48"

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Flock (SOLD), 10.75" x 9"

Flock (SOLD)

10.75" x 9"

Oil On Panel

Go Fish 2, 24" x 32"

Go Fish 2

24" x 32"

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Heat Engine (Dippy), 48" x 60"

Heat Engine (Dippy)

48" x 60"

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Hi Ho Cherry-O, 23" x 24"

Hi Ho Cherry-O

23" x 24"

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Kerplunk Again, 24.5" x 24.5"

Kerplunk Again

24.5" x 24.5"

Acrylic On Canvas On Panel

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Landscape And Still Life With Magnolia, 24" Diameter

Landscape And Still Life With Magnolia

24" Diameter

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Large Pastoral With Figures (Gardening At Night), 80" x 96"

Large Pastoral With Figures (Gardening At Night)

80" x 96"

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Large Swan, 42" x 48"

Large Swan

42" x 48"

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Large Tondo/Tabletop Still Life With Birds And Pears, 64" Diameter

Large Tondo/Tabletop Still Life With Birds And Pears

64" Diameter

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Landscape With Notes And Rest, 24" Diameter

Landscape With Notes And Rest

24" Diameter

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Nested, 16.75" x 19"

Nested

16.75" x 19"

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Nested 2 (Raft), 15.5" x 15.25"

Nested 2 (Raft)

15.5" x 15.25"

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Night Fishing 1, 32" x 40"

Night Fishing 1

32" x 40"

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Night Fishing 2, 32" x 40"

Night Fishing 2

32" x 40"

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Night Swan, 40" x 48"

Night Swan

40" x 48"

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Orange Hill (24 Hour Aviarium), 74" 95.5"

Orange Hill (24 Hour Aviarium)

74" 95.5"

Acrylic On Linen On Panel

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Pastoral 2, 36" x 43"

Pastoral 2

36" x 43"

Oil On Panel

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Pink And Green, 36" x 48"

Pink And Green

36" x 48"

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Precipice With Sun And Moon (Duck-Rabbit), 24" x 32"

Precipice With Sun And Moon (Duck-Rabbit)

24" x 32"

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Red Chalice, 24" x 32"

Red Chalice

24" x 32"

Oil On Panel

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Still Life With Tits And Peonies, 46" x 51.5"

Still Life With Tits And Peonies

46" x 51.5"

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Studio 1, 65" Diameter

Studio 1

65" Diameter

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Studio 2, 46" x 54.75"

Studio 2

46" x 54.75"

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Studio 3 (Skull Flower Duo Palette), 25.75" x 29"

Studio 3 (Skull Flower Duo Palette)

25.75" x 29"

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Tabletop Still Life With Tits and Peonies (After Hokusai), 51.5" x 46"

Tabletop Still Life With Tits and Peonies (After Hokusai)

51.5" x 46"

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The Game Of Pope Or Pagan, 43" x 48"

The Game Of Pope Or Pagan

43" x 48"

Acrylic On Panel

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Trans-Continental (SOLD), 7 7/8" x 10 5/8"

Trans-Continental (SOLD)

7 7/8" x 10 5/8"

Acrylic On Panel

Underwater Moonlight, 47.5" x 48"

Underwater Moonlight

47.5" x 48"

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White Leaf, 40.5" x 48"

White Leaf

40.5" x 48"

Acrylic On Panel

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“Images and their attendant associations are constantly slipping, and this ‘slippage’ can keep the image flexible enough to accommodate an endless range of readings….making sense out of non-sense that slips back into nonsense and making flippy-floppy, and ‘looking good’ doing it.” 

-Michael Gallagher

Kerplunk Again

24.5" x 24.5"

Acrylic On On Canvas On Panel

Kerplunk Again

24.5" x 24.5"

Acrylic On On Canvas On Panel

In a review of a 2016 exhibit of Michael Gallagher’s paintings, critic Stan Mir wrote, “Gallagher’s new work…deliberately tests the supposed line between abstraction and figuration.”  Gallagher himself says of his paintings, “Images and their attendant associations are constantly slipping, and this ‘slippage’ can keep the image flexible enough to accommodate an endless range of readings….making sense out of non-sense that slips back into nonsense and making flippy-floppy, and ‘looking good’ doing it.”  Even the titles lend a degree of specificity to the images without completely shunting them into a single narrow read.

 

Gallagher’s evolution has led him to a career where he has explored both representation and abstraction; embracing an equilibrium that is uniquely his.  His abstract paintings include “varying degrees of ’represented’ forms and genres…tabletop still life motifs, which include flowers, birds, and fruit in an interior setting…interior settings with windows, which can double as paintings and can also provide a portal to the outside world….Finally, figurative elements (that) are beginning to exert a presence…”   

Blackflower (Magnolia 2), 36" x 48", Acrylic On Panel

Blackflower (Magnolia 2), 36" x 48", Acrylic On Panel

Michael Gallagher is a painter whose work moves freely between abstraction and representation.

His works are in a number of public and corporate collections including Aronson and Partners, Philadelphia Pa, Delotte and Touche, New York, NY, PepsiCo, New York, NY, MasterCard, New York, NY, the Wilmington Trust, Time Warner, Legg Mason, The Franklin Mint, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Woodmere Museum of Art.

He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where he is currently a Professor and a six -time recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award.

 

Large Pastoral With Figures (Gardening At Night), 80" x 96", Acrylic On Panel

Large Pastoral With Figures (Gardening At Night), 80" x 96", Acrylic On Panel

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