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Harrington, Michael
On Stage I
2005

“On Stage 1” is lush with intrigue as lowly lit characters stand in the shadows of a darkened stage. The work features a central figure of a man in a white tuxedo, brightly lit and enveloped in a spotlight on a stage. Four additional figures in black suits stand around him, lost in shadow. There is an impressive interplay of light and shado in the work. The sparse imagery creates a sense of the enigmatic, making it easy to invent a story surrounding each of his characters. All of the faces blur into the surroundings making it impossible to get a “positive ID”, contributing to the viewer’s sense of an unsolved mystery.

 
Harrington, Michael
born 1964
On Stage I
2005
Oil on canvas
overall: 28.4 cm x 35.3 cm
Gift of Herbert O. Bunt, 2007
50-017.10

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