Saturday is the last chance to take in Jean Paul Riopelle and the Montreal School at TrepanierBaer Gallery. The exhibit, which features works by Riopelle in addition to artists such as Marcelle Ferron, Fernand Leduc and Rita Letendre, was extended by a week from its original closing date of Nov. 10.
In his essay for a retrospective of Riopelle’s work at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2006, curator Jeffrey Spalding wrote, “Who else could re-conjoin late modernism with its noble beginnings except a genuine original contributor. . . . Many of us sat by as Riopelle performed for us miraculous feats; decade after decade of repeated creative leaps.”
The exhibit features paintings, collages, prints and sculptures, including Hibou-Pelle, which Yves Trepanier says is “perhaps Canada’s most famous sculpture.” The gallery, located at 105, 999 8th. St. S.W., is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.