Michael Cho: Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes

September 29, 2012 at 5:56 pm (Uncategorized) (, , )

On Thursday, I went down to Gallery 129  on Ossington Avenue to see a small exhibition of Michael Cho’s work from his book Back Alleys and Urban Landscapes. 

The book is a collection of Cho’s paintings of, well, back alleys and urban landscapes in Toronto. Cho has an arresting style which to me calls to mind those phrases about the lonely city. It’s striking the almost total absence of people in these paintings. Haunting.

Unfortunately, the exhibition ends today, but have a look at his stuff at his blog

The book is published by Drawn and Quarterly.

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