Dan E. Hudson
28 June 1988 - 23 July 1988
Opening Reception 28 June 1988 8pm
Dan E. Hudson: Paintings
Opening June 28th, Mercer Union will present a solo exhibition of recent figurative paintings by Dan E. Hudson, an emerging Toronto artist. Through the use of painterly devices, Hudson explores the contextual relationship of commonplace activities and situations, attempting to alienate these from the everyday world.
His large oil on canvas works in this exhibitions concentrate on the depiction of figured engaged in eating. A unicultural activity, the regular consumption of food and drink is integral to the structuring of human life and offers a focal point for family, social and business interaction. Although portraying a common motif, Hudson relies on the use of vivid, contrasting hues. His subjective and unnaturalistic coloration separates his work from genre painting and offers a new perspective on an everyday occurrence. Dan E. Hudson’s exhibition opens in Mercer Union’s East Gallery Tuesday June 28, 8:00pm and continues through Saturday July 233
Since graduating from York University in 1983, Hudson has participated in exhibitions in Toronto, Ottawa, Banff, Montreal and Calgary. This exhibitions at Mercer Union represents the artist’s first major exhibition in Toronto, and will participate in his first exhibition in the fall of 1988.
Mercer Union is located at 333 Adelaide Street West, 5th floor, one block north of King St., east of Spadina. The gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday 11am to 6pm. Admission is free.