MILLAR FINE ART GALLERY
April 7th-20th, 2018
Millar Fine Art Pop-Up Gallery
138 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10012
Everyday Heroes • NYC at MILLAR FINE ART POP-UP GALLERY
An expanded collection of around 25 pieces of original artwork by contemporary impressionist Alexander Millar, which brings together years of critically acclaimed work alongside a brand new collection created especially for the New York City Fire Museum.
The exhibition at the temporary pop-up gallery will feature dramatic and moving oil paintings honoring firefighters of New York in Millar’s impressionist style. Expressive colouring in his skies and industryscapes are created with a broad colour palette, loose, impasto brush strokes and an almost energetic and frenzied composition. With his impressionistic skies and landscapes, Millar brings to life eras and scenes that were arguably a struggle and a trial for the subjects of his work; yet his obvious fondness for the time and the people he paints, gives a nostalgic and warm impression of days gone by.
Alongside which, a selection of work inspired by the blue collar workers of the 19th and 20th century, will be exhibited. This work, for which Millar is critically acclaimed, is based on the artist's childhood, growing up in a mining community in Scotland, as well as the industrial heartlands of the UK including; Sheffield known for its steel, Newcastle and Glasgow known for shipbuilding and Birmingham known for pioneering the construction of the railways. Fans of the British TV series, Peaky Blinders, will see the inspiration Millar has drawn from the stylishly attired gangsters of the era.