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Dan Sharp


From the Small Breath Paintings series
Acrylic on canvas
33 x 33 in. / 84 x 84 cm

Created between 2015 and 2018, these paintings are lyrical and poetic compositions intended to be capable of being apprehended in a short period of time, but also to reward attention and long contemplation. Haiku poetry has been described as single-breath poems. These works are proposed as small breath paintings, simplified in terms of their number of elements, incorporating geometric forms, gestures, and fluid washes; drawing and designing tension in abstract balances, colour contrasts, and harmonies. The paintings are small essays of light, gravity, and quivering energy, each accompanied by a written interpretive poem.

a constellation
   infinite light
dissolved in moist colours,
   raining dripping
   quietly softly randomly
grey space (soft sounds)
   nothing to do

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We represent emerging, mid-career, and established artists with a focus on contemporary art.

We handle custom framing on behalf of our collectors. We work with trusted framers based in Ottawa. Framing takes 2 to 3 weeks. Quotes are provided before fabrication.

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We are located in the heart of the Glebe neighbourhood at the intersection of Bank Street and Fifth Avenue. Metered street parking is available infront of the gallery and 1-hour parking on the residential streets surrounding the gallery.