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Leslie Hossack

Dining Room with Chest, Ottawa

Pigment ink on cotton paper 
15 x 15 in. / 38 x 38 cm 
Edition of 3

"My intention is to fashion images that reveal what I believe the architects originally designed. I feel compelled to take historic buildings back to a specific moment in time - to set the stage for the protagonist to enter. In post-production, I remove people as well as the chaos and clutter of contemporary life. My process is subtractive. I compose the scene within the frame of the camera; I remove unwanted elements in post-production; and finally, I may crop the image. Hammershøi was very aware of the photographic process. As a painter, he would start by composing the scene within the frame of his canvas, and then he would paint in the elements that he wanted to appear in the work. His process was additive. He did not need to remove people and clutter after the fact. However, he often cropped the finished piece by wrapping part of the painted canvas around the back of the frame, hiding elements he wished to eliminate.

- L. Hossack

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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.

We offer a complimentary service to deliver, hang, and install artwork for collectors in Ottawa.

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We provide both domestic and international shipping. Quotes are prepared on a case by case basis depending on the size, weight, and medium of the artwork as well as its destination.

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.