october, 2021

01oct11:00 am21feb(feb 21)6:00 pmRiopelle: The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures (Copy)(october 1) 11:00 am - (february 21) 6:00 pm 4350 Blackcomb WayEvent Type:Art EventAdmission Type:Ticketed


Event Details

Riopelle: The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures focuses on the artist’s engagement with Canada’s northern landscape and emblematic use of Indigenous motifs to construct highly complex paintings, prints and sculptures. Jean Paul Riopelle was a member of the Montreal-based collective known as les automatistes that embraced Surrealist ideals during the 1940s and he would go on to become a leading Tachisme or Action Painter in Paris throughout the 1950s and 1960s. On his frequent trips back to Quebec, the renowned artist immersed himself in the province’s rugged northern terrain, while continuing a long held respect for contemporary and historic Indigenous art from British Columbia, Alaska, Quebec and Nunavut. The core of this exhibition and accompanying publication will examine Riopelle’s expansive production from the 1950s onward, with an emphasis on his rarely studied practice of the 1970s. The exhibition is on display at the Audain Art Museum from October 23, 2021 to February 21, 2022.

The exhibition is developed, organized and circulated by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. It was curated by guest curators Andréanne Roy and Yseult Riopelle as well as by Jacques Des Rochers, Curator of Quebec and Canadian Art (before 1945), MMFA.


October 1 (Friday) 11:00 am - February 21 (Monday) 6:00 pm


Audain Art Gallery

4350 Blackcomb Way

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