August 19, 2022

Group Exhibition at TrépanierBaer

TrépanierBaer is pleased to present a group exhibition of curated works to finish our summer season.

On view now are a selection of works by Marcel Barbeau, Oscar Cahén, Chris Cran, DaveandJenn, Christian Eckart, Chris Flodberg,  Alicia Henry, Fred Herzog, Geoffrey James, Al McWilliams, Ron Moppett, Marion Nicoll, Evan Penny, Ryan Sluggett, Michael Smith, Takao Tanabe, Carol Wainio, chosen for their diverse approaches to medium and context.

Included in this group is a rare and stunning bronze sculpture by David Altmejd from his Hand Bird series. Hand Bird I was made as a limited edition work for a fundraising endeavor for the Canadian Pavillion at the Venice Biennale in 2007. The edition is sold out, however the sculpture on view is available for purchase.

Upon closer inspection, this bronze avian-like figure is a bouquet of hands, with fluttering fingers curled and straightened to suggest a beak, feathers and wings, which anthropomorphizes the zoological creature. Hands figure frequently as a trope in Atlmejd’s sculptures, and when asked, the artist noted: “I like the idea that the hand has a mind.” *

From painting to sculpture, and landscape, portraiture and photography, and the many ways these genres intersect, this exhibition has it all and we hope to see you at the gallery for fulsome conversations and discussions about these works!

* David Altmejd interview, Robert Everett-Green, “The Many dimensions of David Altmejd’s surreal, violent work, Globe & Mail, Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Image Credit:
David Altmejd
Hand Bird I , 2007
Bronze, steel, paint
42” x 32” x 33”