The Fund for the Arts on the North Shore Society (FANS) acknowledges local artists living on Vancouver’s North Shore who have achieved national and international recognition in their field.
Pierre Coupey’s career spans five decades and is marked by significant contributions to the Canadian cultural landscape through writing, painting, printmaking and photo work. He was a founding Co-Editor of The Georgia Straight and the founding Editor ofThe Capilano Review. He has published several books of poetry, chapbooks and catalogues, and exhibited in solo and group shows nationally and internationally. His work is represented in numerous private and public collections in Canada, the United States, Japan and Europe.
To read more & see an image of Schossig’s work, check out this article written by Rob Marks:
This survey show of Pierre Coupey’s work, featuring some 40 key paintings on canvas and paper, presents a snapshot of his practice from 1976 to the present. Selected by curators Darrin Morrison for the West Vancouver Museum and Astrid Heyerdahl for the Art Gallery at the Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam, these concurrent exhibitions span four decades of the artist’s work and reveal a number of his themes and concerns, from the public realm of geo-political conflict to the cosmological realm of poetry and literature. In these two exhibitions the curators present a close-up look at Coupey’s trajectory as a painter, and on the consequences –– the contradictions and tensions deeply embedded in his abstract canvasses –– of his decision to obey, however ironically, metaphorically, Matisse’s impossible admonition in Jazz to “cut out the tongue” and paint.
The exhibitions are accompanied by a full colour catalogue with an essay by Lary Timewell Bremner.
The Blue and White exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston runs from February 20th through to July 14th, 2013. For additonal information on the group exhibition read here: http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/new-blue-and-white
Click here for an interview with artist Fei Disbrow on her artistic process for the Corpus series, conducted by Kate Singleton.
The Surrey Art Gallery currently has three diverse shows exploring the fine tradition of ceramics in- conjunction with video, photography & new technologies. The Future is Already Here, combines the work of Alex McLeod & Brendan Tang & is guest curated by Rachel Lafo. Ornamentalism, features Clint Neufeld & Dirk Staschke. Beyond the Vessel’s Edge displays ceramics from their permanent collection.
The exhibition will run until March 24th. Check out video from the opening reception here!