NEWS


HAMMERSHØI’S COPENHAGEN

Copenhagen, June 2019

While photographing Vilhelm Hammershøi’s Copenhagen,
Leslie Hossack met with Annette Rosenvold Hvidt to discuss her new book
Vilhelm Hammershøi: On the Trail of the Open Picture.

Rosenvold Hvidt, art historian and art intermediary at the
Danish National Gallery, co-authored the book with Gertrud Oelsner,
art historian and director of The Hirschsprung Collection.

This highly acclaimed volume, published in 2018, is a wide-ranging and
definitive examination of Hammershøi’s work, unlikely to be surpassed.

Annette Rosenvold Hvidt, Danish National Gallery, Copenhagen 2019


D-DAY PHOTOGRAPH INSTALLED AT EARNSCLIFFE

Ottawa, June 2019

Leslie Hossack’s photograph of Juno Beach, taken at dawn on June 6th,
now hanging at Earnscliffe, official residence of British High Commissioner to Canada

Studio Sixty Six oversaw the installation of one of the D-Day images
from Hossack’s H-Hour Normandy 1944 series.

7:45:31 am, June 6th, Juno Beach, Courseulles-sur-Mer 2015


PHOTOGRAPHS ACQUIRED BY LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA

Ottawa, May 2019

Leslie Hossack’s photographs from her series H-Hour Normandy 1944
acquired by Library and Archives Canada (LAC)

Photographs from Hossack’s Kosovo series and Japanese Canadian series
will follow in the very near future.

One of the Normandy photographs recently added to LAC’s collection is
Bunker 2, Merville Battery, Merville-Franceville 2015.


75TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY

Ottawa, May 2019

On June 6th, 1944, Canadian troops fought their way ashore at Juno Beach.
By nightfall they had suffered 1074 casualties, including 359 killed.

June 6, 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
Studio Sixty Six commemorates this historic event
with a solo exhibition of works by Leslie Hossack.

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 6, 2019, 6 – 9 pm

D-DAY, NORMANDY 1944
June 6 – 16, 2019
Studio Sixty Six
858 Bank Street, unit 101, Ottawa

John Percival Downing, Telegram, 16 June 1944, Ottawa 2016
(CWM 19750411-002, George Metcalf Archival Collection, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa)


COUNTDOWN TO D-DAY

Ottawa, February 2019

February 26: D-Day minus 100

June 6, 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day

Studio Sixty Six will commemorate this historic event
with a solo exhibition of works by Leslie Hossack

D-DAY, NORMANDY 1944
June 6 – 16, 2019
Studio Sixty Six
858 Bank Street, unit 101, Ottawa

J. P. Downing, Plot I, Row D, Grave 9, Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Normandy 2015


UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Ottawa, January 2019

Leslie Hossack’s Charged Landscapes,
selected photographs from Israel/Palestine and Kosovo,
on view in group exhibition at Studio Sixty Six

LAND AND MEMORY
January 11 – March 3, 2019
Studio Sixty Six
858 Bank Street, unit 101, Ottawa

Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 2019, 6 – 9 pm

Grass Cutting, Heliport, Camp Film City, Kosovo 2013

 

Inside the Fortress Looking East to the Dead Sea, Masada 2011


AT HOME: VILHELM HAMMERSHØI’S COPENHAGEN

Ottawa, December 2018

In her new body of work, Leslie Hossack explores the world of Danish painter
Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) who is best known for his poetic and muted interiors.

Her examination begins in the rare book collection at the National Gallery of Canada
which holds the 1918 publication pictured below. Hossack will then follow
the trail to Hammershøi’s Copenhagen.

Vilhelm Hammershøi, Edition 501/850, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa 2018


FREEMASONS OF SCOTLAND

Ottawa, November 2018

The Masonic Photographs by Leslie Hossack will be featured
in an exhibition and accompanying book in 2019.

This series reveals the intertwined history of
operative stonemasons and speculative Freemasons in Scotland.

It follows the mysterious story from the calloused hands of ancient builders
to the white gloves of modern Masons – an arcane legacy.

Date Stone, The Lodge of Edinburgh (Mary’s Chapel) No. 1, Hill Street, Edinburgh 2018


MUSSOLINI’S ROME

Ottawa, October 2018

Leslie Hossack’s new body of work, The Rome Photographs,
explores Benito Mussolini’s Fascist Rome.

A selection of photographs from this series will be published in 2019
in a book entitled Rebranded: Mussolini’s Rome 1922-1943.

The image below shows a detail on a large government building
constructed during Mussolini’s dictatorship. It implies a link between “Il Duce”
and the legendary founding of Rome and the ancient Roman Empire.

State Registry Office (1936–1937), Via Luigi Petroselli, Rome 2017


CHURCHILL PHOTOGRAPHS IN WASHINGTON DC

Ottawa, June 2018

16 photographs from the Charting Churchill series by Leslie Hossack
acquired by The National Churchill Library & Center, George Washington University

Two of the photographs recently added to their permanent collection are
Prime Minister’s Room, #65A, Churchill War Rooms, London 2014 and
Hut 8, Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire 2014.

Churchill's Office, The Cabinet War Rooms, Clive Steps, London 2014 by Leslie HossackHut 8, Bletchley Park 2014 by Leslie Hossack