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Dil Hildebrand: Back to the Drawing Board

DIL HILDEBRAND | BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD
SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2011 – SATURDAY 10 DECEMBER 2011

OPENING RECEPTION | FRIDAY 09 SEPTEMBER 2011, 8:00PM – 10:00PM

For this, his first solo exhibition in Toronto, Dil Hildebrand presents a new body of work. Back to the Drawing Board represents a focal shift away from the photographic and toward a diagrammatic approach to the image; an incarnation that abandons the image altogether.

DIL HILDEBRAND was born in Winnipeg, Canada, and obtained his MFA at Concordia University, Montreal in 2008. In 2006 he won the RBC Canadian Painting Competition and has since participated in many exhibitions throughout Canada, the United States and abroad. Upcoming exhibitions include group shows at OBORO, Montreal (curated by David Elliott) and Espace Virtuel, Chicoutimi. In 2010, Hildebrand participated in the 4th Beijing International Art Biennale 2010 in Beijing, China, and produced Long Drop: The Paintings of Dil Hildebrand, a monograph by Anteism Press. With critical texts by Louise Dry, Richard Rhodes and Christine Redfern, Long Drop surveys a selection of Hildebrand’s paintings on canvas and paper from 2006 to 2009. His work has been collected by major museums throughout Canada, including the Muse d’art contemporain de Montral, the Muse national des beaux-arts du Qubec, and the National Gallery of Canada.

Dil Hildebrand is represented by Pierre-Franois Ouellette art contemporain. He lives and works in Montral.

Read MARY REID‘S Dil Hildebrand: Going Back to the Drawing Board, an essay about DIL HILDEBRAND‘S exhibition.

Dil Hildebrand: Back to the Drawing Board, 2012. Photo credit: Allan Kosmajac