Painting and Drawing Visiting Artist Series: TREVOR KIERNANDER
Tuesday, January 29th 2019
Trevor Kiernander's works rigorously propose a formal examination of the space of painting and drawing. Through the association and collision of multiple perspectives and the deployment of overlapping technical approaches, he explores the basic, fundamental duality between background and foreground, and figure/ground relationships as forms per se. Kiernander works simultaneously on several canvases positioned together on the same wall and experiments with many configurations, with the aim of unifying the composition in a complex but resolved manner. In so doing, the assemblage of canvases and images are deconstructed and reconstructed, creating contradictory but stimulating and coherently finished works, whose final installation is the result of that research outcome in the studio.
Trevor Kiernander was born in Mississauga, Ontario in 1975 and currently resides in Montreal, Quebec. He has a BFA in Painting & Drawing from Concordia University (with Distinction, 2006) and a Master's degree in Fine Art: Art Practice, from Godsmiths College, University of London (2009). While based in London between 2007 and 2014, he exhibited throughout the UK and participated in several projects and exhibitions in Germany, Russia, the United States, Canada and Morocco. In 2017, Trevor was selected for residences at the Vermont Studio Center and the Leipzig International Art Program in Leipzig, and is a 2018 recipient of a Canada Council for the Arts Concept to Realization grant for solo exhibitions at the Maison de la culture de NDG (2018) and the Galerie d’art d’Outremont (2019).
He is represented by Art Mur.
* "Are We Here?" @ Galerie d'art d'Outremont, Montreal, Canada Mar 7 - Apr 29, 2019