WESTLAND GALLERY

Derek McLarty

Derek McLarty

Derek McLarty

  • Biography

    Derek McLarty was raised in London, Ontario where he developed an early interest in all forms of visual art. He studied painting, drawing, printmaking as well as art history at the University of Western Ontario before graduating with an Honours Visual Arts degree. His paintings take an intimate look at these ordinary spaces. Devoid of the human subject these works elicit quiet and the notion of privacy. It has been stated that, “Derek McLarty’s work examines the ambiguity surrounding public and private spaces brought on by the constantly shifting boundaries between the two spheres.” Others have observed that his preference for subject matter such as deserted halls, stairwells, offices, classrooms and other familiar public spaces allows the viewer to comprehend the nature of the increasingly blurred territory between the public and the private. Recently, one observer argued that, “Frequently, his views of evacuated institutional interiors are imbued with a kind of contemplative familiarity”.

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Derek McLarty

Brownie 8mm Movie Camera
20 x 30 x 2 ″ oil on canvas $1,400.00

Derek McLarty

Lustreware Creamer
24 x 20 x 2 ″ oil on canvas $1,400.00

Derek McLarty

Cornflower Blue
30 x 20 x 2 ″ oil on canvas $1,400.00

Derek McLarty

Miles Variety
18 x 26 x 2 ″ Graphite on BFK Rives printmaking paper $1,000.00

Derek McLarty

New York Graffiti
21 x 28 x 2 ″ Graphite on BFK Rives printmaking paper $1,000.00

Derek McLarty

News Depot
29 x 20 x 2 ″ Graphite on BFK Rives printmaking paper $1,000.00