Dil Hildebrand: Lorem Ipsum


C24 Gallery is pleased to present Lorem Ipsum, an exhibition featuring a new body of work by Canadian artist Dil Hildebrand. The exhibition will be on view May 2 - June 30 with an Opening Reception on May 2 from 6 - 8pm. Lorem Ipsum marks the first solo exhibition of Dil Hildebrand with C24 Gallery.

Dil Hildebrand's work centers on the architectural and constructed image. Often working in large format, his paintings mimic the scale and structure of architecture, framing the body in life-sized patterns. In this brand new series of artworks,  he has developed a multi-layered body of paintings and collages that blend a diversity of references and methods.  Utilizing modernist strategies of fragmentation, re-composition and repetition, along with the pictorial tropes of Western art, theatre, and modernist architecture, Hildebrand explores the mechanics of representation and the twofold nature of the artwork as both an image and an object.  A negotiation is created between surface and pictorial space in his paintings, further emphasized by the execution of his work - paintings composed on acrylic panels.

Hildebrand’s work has been shown internationally in such venues as the the National Art Museum of China, Beijing (2010); the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (2012); Herron Galleries at University of Indiana, Indianapolis (2013); Choi&Lager Gallery, Cologne (2013); Union Gallery, London UK (2012&13); University of Manitoba School of Art Gallery, Winnipeg (2013); YYZ, Toronto (2011); Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal (2013); Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2014); AUT University Gallery, Auckland NZ (2007); and Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto (2006).

Hildebrand is an MFA graduate of Concordia University, Montreal and has been awarded a number of distinguished grants and awards including the International Residency at Acme Studios, London UK (2013); the Canada Council for the Arts (2010); the Banff Centre Thematic Residency (2009); Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (2009) and was winner of the RBC Canadian Painting Competition (2006).

His work has been collected by major public institutions throughout Canada, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Bank of the Canada Council. In 2016, he will present solo exhibitions at Plein Sud in Longueil, Quebec; McClure Gallery, Montreal; Centre Space, Toronto; and C24 Gallery, New York.