Jean-Paul Riopelle was a towering figure in Canadian, Quebec and international modern art. Based on original research, the exhibition explores the artist’s interest in the Canadian North and Indigenous cultures, with nearly 175 works and more than 200 artifacts and archival documents. It sheds new light on the artist’s work during the 1950s and 1970s by retracing the travels and influences that fed his fascination with northern regions and North American Indigenous communities. The exhibition will include a number of his masterworks from international collections.
Its presentation in Fredericton is supported through the generosity of Elizabeth A. and Richard J. Currie, O.C., O.N.B., C.B.H.F.
An exhibition curated by guest curators Andréanne Roy and Yseult Riopelle as well as by Jacques Des Rochers, Curator of Quebec and Canadian Art (before 1945), MMFA.
Image: View of the exhibition Riopelle: The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures. © Estate of Jean Paul Riopelle / SOCAN (2021). Photo MMFA, Denis Farley / Vue de l’exposition Riopelle : à la rencontre des territoires nordiques et des cultures autochtones. © Succession Jean Paul Riopelle / SOCAN (2021). Photo MBAM, Denis Farley