GOSA & Edna Fedya presents:

New Explorations into the Abstract
paintings by s. arden hill

Paintings on display throughout the month of October at

EDNA FEDYA restaurant
(an off-shoot of Stellas)
750 – 1 Research Road

Opening Reception:
October 7th, 2010
7- 10 pm

Come by to have some dinner (Stella’s Menu), drink, socialize, see the work and listen to some great music.

s. arden hill (b, 1974) is an emerging artist re-educating himself through the University of Manitoba’s School of Fine Arts. His work tries to capture the sublimity of colour and texture. Utilizing a variety of mediums, Hill constructs multi-layered, abstract compositions resembling the aesthetic of decaying surfaces.

This is Hill’s first solo exhibition. He has shown in several group shows in Winnipeg (Graffiti Gallery, Freud’s Bathhouse & Diner, Cre8ery); Montreal, QC; Phoenix, AZ; and Los Angeles, CA. Hill also performed minimal electronic music internationally as duul_drv.

“YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL symbolizes a return for me to explorations of the abstract. Earlier this year I found myself inspired by photographs I took years ago of aging BFI dumpsters. These essential objects have seen many Manitoba winters, taggers, cleansings, and abuse from the trucks that handle them. Rust, decay, and chipping paint are just some of the compositional elements that lured me in with their infinitesimal detail. Any type of lettering on the bins also suffered the same curing treatment. How beautiful is it to see one of human’s own communicative devices being transformed by nature?

In the folder where I stored the photographs of the BFI bins were other photographs of aged and aesthetically challenging surfaces. There were photos of bombed, painted over and then re-bombed train cars, forgotten and fading signs, as well as organic decomposition. With this show, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL I have attempted to pay homage to these decaying surfaces and the process that finds them in these states.

This collection of deeply layered paintings uses a variety of mediums including aerosol, nail polish, and glue. Some of the paintings were left outside to be altered by weather conditions during the winter and spring months.”



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