Luis De Jesus Los Angeles is proud to announce that Nicolas Grenier is a finalist for the 2019 Sobey Art Award. The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada will present the 2019 Sobey Art Award exhibition at the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton. The exhibition presents the work of the five outstanding Canadian artists who have been shortlisted for the 2019 Sobey Art Award.
The Sobey Art Award recognizes the best Canadian artists forty years old and under as selected by an international jury of curators and art gallery directors. Curated by Lindsey Sharman, Curator of the Art Gallery of Alberta, the exhibition presents over 35 works, spanning from video-based installations and audience participation to paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs. These five artists exemplify the impressive scope of contemporary Canadian art. "The work by this year's shortlisted artists is incredibly varied and their diverse ways of working makes for a really interesting exhibition," said Lindsey Sharman. "There are some crossovers of themes though, there is an attention to language running through the exhibition and there is definitely an interest in looking at colonial structures and colonial legacies."