Dehuman combines and contrasts the artwork of four artists obsessed with drawing hybridized figures struggling between states of conflict. The artists Daniel Erban, Dennis Michael Jones, Ed Pien and Balint Zsako create work that is figurative, gestural, linear, bestial, horrific, transformative and emotionally charged.
Curated by Mark Laliberte, Dehuman consists firstly, of a showcase from each artist. Additionally, in an attempt to pull meaning and focus away from their individual practices and towards a larger collective gesture, all of the artists involved in Dehuman participated in a collaborative series of drawings (completed through the mail), which debuts for this exhibition.
Daniel Erban is a Canadian artist living and working Montreal. For more than 30 years Erban has produced a unique and original body of visually captivating artworks that consists of thousands of prints, drawings and paintings, many of which are executed at grand scales. Since 1993, he has participated in over 120 shows.
Dennis Michael Jones is a practicing architect and artist working in the mediums of paint, drawing, collage and sculpture, with several permanent, large-scale outdoor projects completed to date. Jones has shown extensively in the USA, with upcoming exhibitions in Chicago and Houston.
Ed Pien is a Toronto-based artist who has exhibited both nationally and internationally. He is represented by the Birch Libralto Gallery, Toronto, Pierre-Francois Wuellete Art Contemporain, Montreal, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Den Haag and Galerie Alexander Ochs, Beijing and Berlin.
Balint Zsako is a Toronto-based artist working with photography, mixed media, painting, drawing and sculpture. Zsako’s art has been exhibited both internationally and in Canada. His photographic work is represented by the Lee Ka-sing Gallery, Toronto, while his drawing practice is represented by SPIN Gallery, Toronto.
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