For the gallery opening we are happy to present Chapter 1:
A curated exhibition focused mainly on selected works by highly acclaimed Dutch-Canadian artist Harold Klunder. Taking place from May 1st to May 21st at our new 283 Notre Dame Street West location.
Harold Klunder is a Canadian painter known for his abstract and expressive style. He was born in the Netherlands in 1943 and moved to Canada with his family in 1952. Klunder attended the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and later taught there as well as at other institutions.
Klunder's work is characterized by its bold use of color and texture, often applied in thick layers of paint. His paintings are highly abstract and gestural, with forms that suggest the natural world but are ultimately open to interpretation. Klunder has said that his work is inspired by the Canadian landscape, but he also draws on his own personal experiences and emotions.
Klunder's work has been exhibited widely in Canada and internationally, and is held in numerous public and private collections. He has received several awards and honors for his contributions to Canadian art, including the Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2009.