Thanks to Doug MacLean of Canadian Art Gallery for his comments to the Art Dealers Association of Canada.

"Herringer Kiss Gallery on 11th Avenue brought to town the explosive and experimental paintings of Fiona Ackerman in an exhibition titled “Celebratory Gunfire”. Fiona fits right in with what I call "new school abstraction", for she’s one of the young painters that we can see blooming from coast to coast. It’s exciting work that somehow makes you want to laugh- an odd reaction for a serious pursuit, and triggered by marks, colour, and literal explosions right in front of you."

"XO" Acrylic on canvas, 36" x 132", 2011