The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is pleased to present The Ultimate Horizon, an exhibit featuring the paintings of David Sorensen. These colour field abstractions represent Sorensen’s final works in a decade long exploration of the horizon leitmotif.
We are honoured to exhibit these paintings, executed for the most part during the year prior to Sorensen’s death in 2011.
Born in West Vancouver, B.C. in 1937, David Sorensen studied at the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver School of Art. Moving to Montréal in 1966 and later to the Eastern Townships, Sorensen taught at the Montreal Museum School of Art and Design, Dawson College and, finally, at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke from 1981-2000. Sorensen is represented by galleries across Canada including the Wallack Galleries in Ottawa, Moore Gallery in Toronto, Michael Gibson in London and Studio 21 in Halifax. Sorensen has exhibited internationally in Mexico city, Guadalajara, Basel, Milan, Paris, Chicago, New York City, Boston, Tokyo, Manila and Hong Kong.
In 1996 he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He was awarded numerous grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. His work is represented in public collections such as the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, to mention a few.
His current artworks can be viewed at www.davidsorensen.com
This exhibit runs until August 18, 2013.