Gallery Jones is pleased to be participating in the Seattle Art Fair from August 2–6, 2018. We will be exhibiting work by our artists Fiona Ackerman, Pierre Coupey, Yehouda Chaki, Bradley Harms, Cole Morgan, Enn Erisalu, Ross Penhall, Markus Schaller and Brad Howe. Please find us at booth K03.
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Pierre Coupey’s solo exhibition ACROSS | BETWEEN | WITHIN (October 13 – November 4th, 2017) at the Odon Wagner Gallery, Toronto, has been reviewed by Dion Kliner on New York City-based art blog Two Coats of Paint.
Kliner describes Coupey’s paintings as “lush and wet, the paint’s viscous materiality so thinned that it runs down in rivulets creating a gravitational flow, making the paintings look as if they could slide right off their supports.”
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Pierre Coupey is one of several artists on display at the Kelowna Art Gallery as part of The Big Picture, a group exhibition curated by Liz Wylie that runs from April 29 to June 25, 2017.
The Big Picture brings together a selection of large-scale artworks from the gallery’s permanent collection, some of which have never been exhibited. As curator, Wylie expresses interest in the way artists “rise to the occasion” when they decide to work on a large scale. The show has a distinctly local feel: nearly half its artists are from the Okanagan, and the rest are from around the country.
The exhibition includes works by David Alexander, Rose Braun, Pierre Coupey, Cathy Daley, Jane Everett, Wendy Hamlin, Wanda Koop, Vicky Marshall, Martin Pierce, Gary Pearson, Bryan Ryley, and Alan Wood.
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“Pierre Coupey’s new paintings are open and full of feeling and intelligence…”
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Congratulations to Pierre Coupey on the completion and installation of Untitled XV. Measuring 102″ x 222″, the oil on canvas triptych is a significant achievement and is quickly becoming a landmark art piece in downtown Vancouver.
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.
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.