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Burden (Pink And Black Magnolia)  46" x 48"  Acrylic On Panel

Burden (Pink And Black Magnolia)

46" x 48"

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Night Swan  40" x 48"  Acrylic On Canvas

Night Swan

40" x 48"

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Heat Engine (Dippy)  48" x 60"  Acrylic On Panel

Heat Engine (Dippy)

48" x 60"

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Big Pink  72" x 53.5"   Acrylic On Panel

Big Pink

72" x 53.5" 

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Hi Ho Cherry-O  23" x 24"  Acrylic On Panel

Hi Ho Cherry-O

23" x 24"

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Black Swan At Night  37" x 36"  Acrylic On Canvas On Panel

Black Swan At Night

37" x 36"

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Underwater Moonlight  47.5" x 48"  Acrylic On Panel

Underwater Moonlight

47.5" x 48"

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Kerplunk Again  24.5" x 24.5"  Acrylic On Canvas On Panel

Kerplunk Again

24.5" x 24.5"

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RED CHALICE  24" x 32"  Oil On Panel

Red Chalice

24" x 32"

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BLACKFLOWER (Magnolia 2)  36" x 48"  Acrylic On Panel

Blackflower (Magnolia 2)

36" x 48"

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Still Life With Tits And Peonies  46" x 51.5"  Acrylic On Canvas On Panel

Still Life With Tits And Peonies

46" x 51.5"

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Pink And Green  36" x 48"  Acrylic On Canvas On Panel

Pink And Green

36" x 48"

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Large Swan  42" x 48"  Acrylic On Canvas On Panel

Large Swan

42" x 48"

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Buckaroo  24" x 24"   Acrylic On Panel

Buckaroo

24" x 24" 

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The Game Of Pope Or Pagan  43" x 48"  Acrylic On Panel

The Game Of Pope Or Pagan

43" x 48"

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Pastoral 2  36" x 43"  Oil On Panel

Pastoral 2

36" x 43"

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White Leaf  40.5" x 48"  Acrylic On Panel

White Leaf

40.5" x 48"

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

Large Pastoral With Figures (Gardening At Night)

80" x 96"

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Landscape With Notes And Rest  24" Diameter  Acrylic On Panel

Landscape With Notes And Rest

24" Diameter

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Landscape And Still Life With Magnolia  24" Diameter  Acrylic On Panel

Landscape And Still Life With Magnolia

24" Diameter

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Large Tondo/Tabletop Still Life With Birds And Pears  64" Diameter  Acrylic On Panel

Large Tondo/Tabletop Still Life With Birds And Pears

64" Diameter

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Burden (Pink And Black Magnolia)  46" x 48"  Acrylic On Panel

Burden (Pink And Black Magnolia)

46" x 48"

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Night Swan  40" x 48"  Acrylic On Canvas

Night Swan

40" x 48"

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Heat Engine (Dippy)  48" x 60"  Acrylic On Panel

Heat Engine (Dippy)

48" x 60"

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Big Pink  72" x 53.5"   Acrylic On Panel

Big Pink

72" x 53.5" 

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Hi Ho Cherry-O  23" x 24"  Acrylic On Panel

Hi Ho Cherry-O

23" x 24"

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Black Swan At Night  37" x 36"  Acrylic On Canvas On Panel

Black Swan At Night

37" x 36"

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Underwater Moonlight  47.5" x 48"  Acrylic On Panel

Underwater Moonlight

47.5" x 48"

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Kerplunk Again  24.5" x 24.5"  Acrylic On Canvas On Panel

Kerplunk Again

24.5" x 24.5"

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RED CHALICE  24" x 32"  Oil On Panel

Red Chalice

24" x 32"

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BLACKFLOWER (Magnolia 2)  36" x 48"  Acrylic On Panel

Blackflower (Magnolia 2)

36" x 48"

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Still Life With Tits And Peonies  46" x 51.5"  Acrylic On Canvas On Panel

Still Life With Tits And Peonies

46" x 51.5"

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Pink And Green  36" x 48"  Acrylic On Canvas On Panel

Pink And Green

36" x 48"

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Large Swan  42" x 48"  Acrylic On Canvas On Panel

Large Swan

42" x 48"

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Buckaroo  24" x 24"   Acrylic On Panel

Buckaroo

24" x 24" 

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The Game Of Pope Or Pagan  43" x 48"  Acrylic On Panel

The Game Of Pope Or Pagan

43" x 48"

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Pastoral 2  36" x 43"  Oil On Panel

Pastoral 2

36" x 43"

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White Leaf  40.5" x 48"  Acrylic On Panel

White Leaf

40.5" x 48"

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

Large Pastoral With Figures (Gardening At Night)

80" x 96"

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Landscape With Notes And Rest  24" Diameter  Acrylic On Panel

Landscape With Notes And Rest

24" Diameter

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Landscape And Still Life With Magnolia  24" Diameter  Acrylic On Panel

Landscape And Still Life With Magnolia

24" Diameter

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Large Tondo/Tabletop Still Life With Birds And Pears  64" Diameter  Acrylic On Panel

Large Tondo/Tabletop Still Life With Birds And Pears

64" Diameter

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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

Artist Statement

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…”   

Artist Bio

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.

 

Artist Center Image

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