September 7, 2023

FrAmEd – John Hall and Ron Moppett: 1964-2023

TrépanierBaer Gallery and Loch Gallery
Opening Saturday, September 9, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at both locations
Artists in Attendance

ADAC Calgary Art Hop Affiliated Events:

Nancy Tousley, Curator, and Artists Tour
Saturday, September 9, 2023
TrépanierBaer at 1:00 PM

Mary-Beth Laviolette, Curator, and Artists Tour
Saturday, September 9, 2023
Loch Gallery at 2:00 PM

TrépanierBaer will be open on Sunday, September 10, 2023
from NOON until 4:00 PM

You are cordially invited to the opening of FrAmEd: Ron Moppett and John Hall, 1964-2023, presented by TrépanierBaer and Loch Gallery. Anchoring the exhibition that is being held at both locations is a series of new paintings made collaboratively by the artists. Including recent works, the exhibition also features works dating to the early years of the artists’ careers including John Hall’s Tango (1977), and Ron Moppett’s Rosecase (1975). Works from the ground-breaking and influential Rose Museum exhibition that was the artists’ first collaborative project in 1974 are also on view.

In conjunction with the events associated with the 2023 Calgary Art Hop, Ron Moppett and John Hall, along with curator Nancy Tousley will provide a tour of the exhibition and comment on the works on view at TrépanierBaer. The artists, along with curator Mary-Beth Laviolette,  will also provide a tour and commentary of the concurrent exhibition at Loch Gallery. TrépanierBaer will also be open on Sunday, September 10, 2023.

Moppett and Hall have sustained long, and successful careers spanning over fifty years and have made resonant contributions to the cultural life of the region and the country. While offering a unique series of works for collectors to add to their collections, FrAmEd: Ron Moppett and John Hall, 1964-2023 will shine a well-deserved spotlight on these two formidable artists who hold an important place in the history in the visual arts community in the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

For more information on FrAmEd: Ron Moppett and John Hall, 1964-2023 at Loch Gallery, please click here.

For more information on the 2023 ADAC Calgary Art Hop, please click here.

On view at TrépaniereBaer is a daring painting titled Chambers, 2020 by John Hall. The painting is a nod to the still life genre, replete with grapes, half a lemon, wrapped candies, a fish laying languidly in a bowl atop a box with ominous clouds in the background. He has written at length about this work in an essay that is insightful and revealing. To read this text please click here.

We look forward to seeing you this weekend at the gallery.

Image Credit
Ron Moppett
Oil, alkyd on canvas / 48″ x 75.5″ overall