January 10, 2007

Ron Moppett: Coloured Pictures
January 11 – February 3, 2007

TrépanierBaer is pleased to commence the New Year with and exhibition of new works by critically acclaimed, Alberta based artist Ron Moppett, titled, Coloured Pictures. The exhibition, the culmination of work completed over the past year, will feature new paintings and drawings including a new and exceptional three-dimensional work titled, Canard completed late last year.

With this new series of works, Moppett continues to draw upon a diversity of historical and cultural styles to offer a diverse view of pop culture and a glimpse into the “dailiness” of life. Moppett can be described as an artist interested in the edge between a real thing and the representation of a thing. “I’m much more interested in the openness of abstraction than a closed and coded narrative – however suspended. I look for approaches to abstraction and find touchstones in the work of other artists, popular culture and in the rich emotional and psychological responses triggered in everyday things”, says Moppett. His palette is brilliant.

Ron Moppett is one of Canada’s leading contemporary artists who is often at the forefront of advanced research in the field of visual arts. He has a significant career with many honours, exhibitions (two major surveys), publications and awards, including the 1997 Gershon Iskowitz Prize. His work is shown across Canada and is held in many prominent private and public collections including: The National Gallery of Canada, the Musée d’Art Comtemporain, The Art Gallery of Alberta, and the Mackenzie Art Gallery. A major survey of the artist’s work (with catalogue) curated by Alexandra Keim for the Art Gallery of Calgary, is planned for 2008.