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Flat Sun on a Disc of Water
Leon Benn, Michelle Blade, Lisa DiQuinzio, Paul Hardy, Hanna Hur and Josh Thorpe

From July 29 – August 29, 2015

Artists Leon Benn, Michelle Blade, Lisa DiQuinzio, Paul Hardy, Hanna Hur and Josh Thorpe come together to create a harmony of tropic illusions as they contemplate the dualities of nature and the moods it can provoke.

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Leon Benn

Leon Benn (b. Philadelphia, PA, 1981) received his B.F.A. in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design and his M.F.A. from University of California, Los Angeles. He currently lives and works in Portland, Maine.
LEON BENN CV

Leon BennBikini Fungi, 201531 x 39 in. Oil, oil pastel, dyes, bleach, faux-batik, and rabbit skin glue on hand-woven Moroccan fabric.

Leon Benn
Bikini with Fungi, 2015
31 x 39 in. unframed. Oil, oil pastel, dyes, bleach, faux-batik, and rabbit skin glue on hand-woven Moroccan fabric.
$3300 USD / $4300 CAD

Leon BennMoon Over Camp, 201536 x 39 in. Oil, oil pastel, dyes, bleach, faux-batik, and rabbit skin glue on hand-woven Moroccan fabric.

Leon Benn
Moon Over Camp, 2015
36 x 39 in. unframed. Oil, oil pastel, dyes, bleach, faux-batik, and rabbit skin glue on hand-woven Moroccan fabric.
$3600 USD / $4700 CAD

Michelle Blade

Michelle Blade (Los Angeles) received her M.F.A. from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California. Blade’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at Jack Hanley Gallery, SF; Roberts & Tilton, LA; Bravin Lee Gallery, NYC; Western Exhibitions, Chicago; The Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe; Union Gallery, London and V1 Gallery, Copenhagen among others. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Blade is represented by CULT Exhibitions in San Francisco, CA and works with RVCA as part of their ANP (Artist Network Program).

MICHELLE BLADE CV

Michelle BladeEvanescent Sanctuary, 201548 x 60 in. Acrylic, ink on canvas

Michelle Blade
Evanescent Sanctuary, 2015
48 x 60 in. unframed. Acrylic, ink on canvas.
SOLD

Michelle BladeMoonlight, 201520 x 20 in. Ink on canvas.

Michelle Blade
Moonlight, 2015
20 x 20 in. unframed. Ink on canvas.
$1850 USD / $2400 CAD

Michelle BladeMomentary, 201514 x 20 in. Ink on paper.

Michelle Blade
Momentary, 2015
14 x 20 in. unframed. Ink on paper.
$750 USD / $950 CAD

Lisa DiQuinzio

Lisa DiQuinzio (Toronto) received her B.F.A. in Painting and Film at York University, Toronto and has formal training in theatrical costume construction. Her work has been shown at ESP Gallery, G Gallery and Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects in Toronto. She received a Toronto Arts Council Individual Artist Grant in 2014 and is currently working on an exhibition for Spring 2017 at Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre in Kingston, Ontario. She currently lives and works in Toronto.
LISA DIQUINZIO CV

Lisa DiQuinzioMinty, 201224 x 30 in. unframed, 24.25 x 30.25

Lisa DiQuinzio
Minty, 2012
24 x 30 in. unframed, 24.25 x 30.25 in. framed. Oil, acrylic on board.
$925 USD / $1200 CAD

Lisa DiQuinzioSee You at Home, 201230 x 40

Lisa DiQuinzio
See You at Home, 2012
30 x 40 in. unframed, 30.25 x 40.25 in. framed. Oil on canvas.
SOLD

Lisa DiQuinzioRabbit Blues, 201516 x 16

Lisa DiQuinzio
Rabbit Blues, 2015
16 x 16 in. unframed, 16.75 x 16.75 in. framed. Mixed media on canvas.
$775 USD / $1000 CAD

Paul Hardy

Paul Hardy (b. Summerside, P.E.I., 1980) received his B.A. from the Université de Moncton and his M.F.A. from Concordia University, Montreal. In 2014 Hardy held his first solo exhibition at Parisian Laundry, Et ensuite, on recommence. His work has been shown on numerous occasions in the Canadian Maritimes as well as in Montreal and is found in many private collections in Canada. Hardy recently participated in the Symposium international d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, has taken part in artist residencies at Artscape Gibraltar Point (Toronto Islands), RUD AIR in Laxarby, Sweden, and has been shortlisted for this year’s RBC Painting Competition. He currently lives and works in Montreal.
PAUL HARDY CV

Paul HardyLipper, 201416 x 24 in. Oil on linen.

Paul Hardy
Lipper, 2014
16 x 24 in. unframed. Oil on linen.
SOLD
Courtesy of Parisian Laundry.

Paul HardyDune, 201416 x 20 in. Oil on linen.

Paul Hardy
Dune, 2014
16 x 20 in. unframed. Oil on linen.
$1100 USD / $1400 CAD
Courtesy of Parisian Laundry.

Paul HardyNight Swim, 201448 x 60 in. Oil on canvas.

Paul Hardy
Night Swim, 2014
48 x 60 in. unframed. Oil on canvas.
$3250 USD / $4200 CAD
Courtesy of Parisian Laundry.

Hanna Hur

Hanna Hur (b. Toronto, ON, 1985) received her B.F.A. from Concordia University, Montreal. She has recently exhibited at Shanaynay, Paris; Daniel Faria,Toronto; Rock512Devil, Baltimore; and YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto. She is a finalist for the 2015 RBC Painting Competition. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles.
HANNA HUR CV

Hanna HurWhose sun is this, 201530 x 40

Hanna Hur
Whose sun is this, 2015
30 x 40 in. unframed. China marker and colour pencil on linen.
SOLD

Josh Thorpe

Joshua Thorpe (Toronto) received his Master’s in Visual Studies from University of Toronto and teaches and consults on writing and rhetoric. Thorpe has written several books, including Dan Graham Pavilions: A Guide (Art Metropole), The House, and A dog at sea (both beaucagearts press). He currently lives and works in Toronto.
JOSH THORPE CV

Josh ThorpeFireworks (silver and cream), 201517 x 22 in. Screen print, edition of 6.

Josh Thorpe
Fireworks (silver and cream), 2015
17 x 22 in. unframed 18.75 x 23.25 in. framed. Screen print, edition of 6.
$1100 USD / $1400 CAD

Josh ThorpeMaritime Pines, 20159 x 12 in. Soft pastel on paper.

Josh Thorpe
Maritime Pines, 2015
9 x 12 in. unframed, 13.5 x 16 in. framed. Soft pastel on paper.
$700 USD / $900 CAD

Josh ThorpeBlue Sea #2, 20159 x 12 in. Soft pastel on paper.

Josh Thorpe
Blue Sea #2, 2015
9 x 12 in. unframed, 13.5 x 16 in. framed. Soft pastel on paper.
SOLD

Josh ThorpeBlue and Red Sea, 20159 x 12 in. Soft pastel on paper.

Josh Thorpe
Blue and Red Sea, 2015
9 x 12 in. unframed, 13.5 x 16 in. framed. Soft pastel on paper.
$700 USD / $900 CAD