(b. in Deventer, Netherlands, 1943) Lives and works in Montreal (Canada).
Harold Klunder is widely considered to be one of Canada’s most important painters. He immigrated in 1952. At 17 he left the family farm outside of Hamilton, Ontario, to study art at Central Technical School in Toronto. Upon graduating he immersed himself in the Toronto art world as it moved from post-war abstraction into 60s Pop Art and beyond. He had his first solo show at Sable-Castelli in 1976. In the three decades since then Klunder has forged a unique vocabulary of forms to express his commitment to the self-portrait in particular and to the evocative possibilities of paint to evoke states of being. Keenly aware of art history and of the titans of Dutch painters who have come before him, from Rembrandt’s relentless self-scrutiny through to Vermeer’s quality of light to Van Gogh’s fevered impasto and Willem de Kooning’s early series of voracious women, Klunder embeds his influences into his own paintings, often monumental in scale and years in the making.
(b. in Canada, 1978) Lives and works in Toronto (Canada).
Besides sculpture his work also includes film, photography, installation, music and text-based pieces. Romano received his BFA from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver. He has exhibited nationally and internationally for more than a decade. Recent solo shows include ‘New Work: 2014-2016’, Clint Roenisch; ‘Night Thoughts’, Beers, London; ‘Goodnight My Love’, Night Gallery, Los Angeles; ‘Onward Future’, Oakville Galleries and Museum, London; and ‘Notary Moon’, MacLaren Art Gallery, Barrie. Recent group or collaborative shows include ‘La Giubba’ (with Corin Sworn), Natalia Hug Gallery, Cologne; ‘The Way I Are’, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto; ‘You Really Don't Care For Music, Do You?’, Red Bull Projects, Toronto; and ‘Everything Will Be Ok’, No. 9 Projects, Toronto.
Since opening in Toronto in 2003 the gallery has mounted nearly one hundred solo and group exhibitions. After 10 years of occupying both floors of 944 Queen West, adjacent to the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), in 2014 the gallery moved into a 3,500 sq foot former fish packing freezer. The inaugural exhibition in the new space included David Shrigley, Gabriel Orozco, Stefan Bruggemann, Gedi Sibony and Jonathan Monk, all drawn from a private collection with nothing for sale. Roenisch represents a wide roster of artists, mostly Canadian, across several generations who work with photography, sculpture, drawing, painting, film and installation. Roger Ballen (Johannesburg), Marcel van Eeden (Zurich) and Heather and Ivan Morison (Wales) had their first solo exhibitions in Canada at Clint Roenisch.
MARCEL VAN EEDEN
HEATHER AND IVAN MORISON (STUDIO MORISON)
DARBY MILBRATH (AFFILIATED)
JASON DE HAAN
WILLY LE MAITRE (AFFILIATED)
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