The first Los Angeles solo show of London-based, Irish artist Conor Harrington, “When The Ship Goes Down” (on now through 29 April at Control Gallery) pairs thought-provoking canvas paintings with equally compelling works on paper. All of Harrington’s pieces upend reality as each explores contemporary masculinity and power through depictions of 18th century European men dressed in frocks and carrying bunting. “Conor’s work offers an elegant and highly elevated perspective of the natural distrust of authority we develop as young artists,” Control Gallery co-founder Roger Gastman shares. “He questions hierarchical structures and the figures who symbolize them—in a way few others can. We’re proud to be able to share this new body of work in Los Angeles as the world around us watches.” Read Harrington’s artist’s statement and more at the exhibition page on Control Gallery’s website.
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