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Anders Oinonen - Sundogs
Philip Vanderhyden - New Paintings

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CTRL gallery is pleased to present solo exhibitions of new paintings by Anders Oinonen & Philip Vanderhyden.

Canadian artist Anders Oinonen is back for his third exhibition at CTRL with a new series of dynamic color-saturated paintings. The title of his exhibition, Sundogs, comes from the atmospheric phenomenon of the same name. In nature, sundogs appear as prismatic colored patches of light usually flanking the evening sun during very cold weather. Oinonen's new paintings also materialized during very cold weather and they might just evoke some of the same wonder that caused Shakespeare to ask, "Dazzle mine eyes, or do I see three suns?"

Oinonen received his MFA in 2004 from the University of Waterloo. His recent exhibitions include 'Cubes, Blocks and Other Spaces', Musée d'art Contemporain de Montréal, Québec and 'Carte Blanche | Volume 2: Painting', Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto.

New York painter Philip Vanderhyden is known for his seductive process-based color field paintings that hang like veils and appear like mirages of indeterminable depth. But his newest paintings take a different approach to the subtleties of minimalism. Instead of the finely finished surfaces of the earlier work, these new paintings embrace the rough warp and weft of burlap. Also, the color has vanished. With a thousand shades of grey and precise manipulation of the fluidity of paint, Vanderhyden's new paintings make for a contemplative, nuanced Houston debut.

Vanderhyden received his MFA in painting from Northwestern University and his BFA (painting) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has had solo exhibitions at Hudson Franklin, NYC, Light & Sie Gallery, Dallas and The Suburban, Chicago.