Capturing the world as seen through distorted reflections or layered panes of glass, artist Erik Nieminen 'presents an independent reality, a world that is dependent on our real world yet separate from it. It is a world that exists on its own terms.' These uncanny vignettes are ones we encounter daily as we walk down the street catching glimpses of the urban landscape reconfigured, but isolated in Nieminen's paintings the effect is at once familiar and alienating. Nieminen graduated with an M.F.A. from Concordia University, Montreal.