Dil Hildebrand, Nelson Henricks at Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain

Dil Hildebrand
A few good words that still work, and the tide

Nelson Henricks
Endless Paper

Exhibition: March 19 – April 25, 2015
Vernissage: Thursday March 19th from 5 pm to 7:30 pm

Pierre-Francois Ouellette art contemporain is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Dil Hildebrand in parallel with a projection of Endless Paper, a single-channel video by respected multi-disciplinary artist Nelson Henricks.

A few good words that still work, and the tide represents a synthesis of Hildebrand’s two previous painting series. Alternately flat and spacious, this new hybrid body of work examines the artist’s ongoing interest in architecture and painting from a new angle.

In Henricks’ video Endless Paper a hand enters the screen and removes sheets of paper one at a time. This action continues in a seemingly infinite manner, without beginning or end. This work is an excerpt from the three-channel video installation, The Sirens.

Dil Hildebrand was born in Winnipeg and obtained his MFA at Concordia University in 2008. National winner of the RBC Painting Competition in 2006. Hildebrand has participated in numerous exhibitions including the 4th Beijing International Art Biennale (2010), “Back to the Drawing Board” at YYZ Toronto (2011), “The Builders” at the National Gallery of Canada Biennial (2012), “Re-configuring Abstraction” at the Manitoba University School of Art Gallery (2013), “Le Projet Peinture” at Galerie de l’UQAM (2013), “Shape Shifters” at the Herron Galleries of the University of Indiana (2013), “Young Canadian Painters” at Cambridge Galleries (2014), “La Beauté du geste” at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2014) and “Land-reform(ed)” at the Canada Council Ajagemô Gallery (2014). His work has been collected by major public institutions throughout Canada, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Bank of the Canada Council and in several corporate collections including the RBC Royal Bank, the Bank of Montreal, TD Canada Trust, Caisse de dépôt et placement, Bennett Jones LLP, Ernst and Young, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and McCarthy Tétrault LLP among others. In 2016, he will have a solo exhibition at Plein Sud in Longueuil.

Nelson Henricks was born in Bow Island, Alberta and is a graduate of the Alberta College of Art (1986). He moved to Montréal in 1991, where he received a BFA from Concordia University (1994). A musician, writer, curator and artist, Henricks is best known for his videotapes and video installations, which have been exhibited worldwide. A focus on his video work was presented at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as part of the Video Viewpoints series in 2000. A mid-career retrospective of his work was presented at the Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery in Montréal in 2010. Henricks was the recipient of the Bell Canada Award in Video Art in 2002 and received the Board of Governors’ Alumni Award of Excellence from the Alberta College of Art and Design in 2005. Henricks’ work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, and the Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery. He lives and works in Montréal, where he is currently completing a PhD at Université du Québec à Montréal and will be presenting a solo exhibition at Dazibao, “A Lecture on Art” (30 April – 30 June 2015).

(Text: Galerie Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain)

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