Dennis Ekstedt: Observer

Dennis Ekstedt, Halogen Forest #3, 2023.

Dennis Ekstedt: Observer

Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary, AB - Apr 13 – May 11

by Robin Laurence

Taking inspiration from 19th-century paintings of the Romantic Sublime, Dennis Ekstedt poses small, silhouetted human figures against mysterious scenes of “luminous phenomena.” Whether imaging cityscapes at night, eerily lit aquaria, galaxies and star systems that stretch and pulsate across the night sky, or perhaps even mysterious visitations of the extraterrestrial kind, Ekstedt’s paintings seem to muse on how small and isolated we are in the face of a vast and unknowable cosmos.

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