April 10 – May 8, 2021
Dennis Ekstedt is a painter who lives and works in Montreal, Canada. He received his Diploma in Fine Arts in 1986 from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in Vancouver, B.C and his M.F.A in 1993 from Concordia University in Montreal. He was the Eastern Canada winner of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition in 2002 and his paintings are included in many public, corporate and private collections in Canada and internationally. He has exhibited in Canada, France, United Arab Emirates and the U.S. and has received artist grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Quebec. His work is included in the publications Carte Blanche Vol 2-Painting (2008) and The RBC Painting Competition: 10 years (2008). He has worked with many art consultant firms and is represented by Herringer Kiss Gallery in Calgary, Canada and Mark Moore Fine Art in Los Angeles, U.S.A.
In Dennis' paintings, he depicts the dramatic and ethereal luminosity of electric light found in illuminated interiors, landscapes and architectures. He does this through layered compositions of lights and luminous forms that are both figurative and abstract. In many of Dennis' paintings, he depicts vast sprawls of electric light that represent humanity’s presence on the landscape. To Dennis, the networks of electric light in these landscapes resemble nervous systems. Dennis is fascinated with how these nervous systems of electric light are traces of human presence on landscapes that are literally electrified by human habitation.
This exhibition will include work from the past 19 years and correlate with the 19th Anniversary of the Herringer Kiss Gallery and its relationship with Dennis.
May 15 – June 19, 2021
In ancient Greek mythology, the Horai are twelve goddesses who preside over the heavenly bodies that create days, seasons, and other natural divisions of time. In Japanese mythology, Horai is a legendary land beyond time. Every human culture throughout history has endeavoured to understand the nature of time; something that eludes us to this day.
Dan Hudson’s introspective art works are his personal contemplations on the subject of time. He creates ritualistic processes as a way to interface with astrological cycles and their corresponding rhythms in the landscape. His art works are artifacts of these processes. They are offerings to the idea of the Horai.