Spring News from TrepanierBaer Gallery
We have finally passed the March equinox and Spring has hopefully sprung wherever you are.
TrépanierBaer has much to report on the current Spring activities of our artists in terms of exhibitions, awards, and media reports from across the country; and we are proud to share this news with you.
Fonderie Darling, Montréal, Québec
A new collective of sculptures by Sarah Stevenson will premiere at the Fonderie Darling in Montréal in an exhibition titled Lignes Entrelacées. This exhibition will be anchored by an impressive sculpture over 12 metres long and 3 metres high. While the overall dimensions of this sculpture would convey monumentality and density, the materials used belie this sense of weight: delicate thread and wire are woven to create a gossamer cage of voluminous proportions, demarcating both positive and negative space.
On view April 22 to August 22, 2021 at the Fonderie Darling; for more information click here .
Nominated for a 2021 Scotiabank Photography Award
Vikky Alexander has been nominated for a 2021 Scotiabank Photography Award. The Scotiabank Photography Award is Canada’s largest and most prestigious annual peer-nominated and peer-reviewed award that acknowledges the outstanding contributions made to contemporary art and photography. The short list will be announced soon and the winner will be announced in early May during the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. For more information, please open this link.
2021 Capture Photography Festival, Vancouver, British Columbia
Vikky Alexander is on view at two venues of the 2021 Capture Photography Festival. Her work is included in a group exhibition titled Pictures and Promises, which is the Feature Exhibition for this year’s festival. Drawn from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s rich photographic holdings, Pictures and Promises focuses on lens-based works that employ the structures, conventions and formal qualities used in mass media, fashion and advertising. On view until September 6, 2021. For more information, please visit this link.
Vikky Alexander is also part of the 2021 Capture Photography Festival Billboard Public Artworks program. This program features three rotating images from the artist’s Between Living and Dreaming series, and will be on view at Fraser Street and 15th Avenue, across from GreyChurch in Vancouver from March 2021 through to March 2022. For more information, please click here.
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
Vikky Alexander is part of a group exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal titled La machine qui enseignait des airs aux oiseaux, an exhibition that brings together over thirty artists from Montréal and its surroundings. This exhibition was assembled along an open thematic framework that stems from an interest in how language is inscribed in bodies, gestures, and materials. Vikky Alexander’s Green Leaf Ceiling is on view at the MACM as well as several photographs from the Between Dreaming & Living series. On view until April 25, 2021. For more information, please click here.
Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany
Vikky Alexander is part of a group exhibition titled TRUE PICTURES? Contemporary Photography from Canada and the USA at opening in November 2021 at the Sprengel Museum in Hanover, Germany. The exhibition will feature one of her vinyl wall murals in addition to works from the Model Suites Series.
The Fonderie Darling presented Vikky Alexander: Nordic Rock in 2020. This exhibition was featured in the 2021 edition of Ciel Variable . To read the article, please click here.
Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
Luanne Martineau also is part of the group exhibition at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal titled La machine qui enseignait des airs aux oiseaux, an exhibition that brings together over thirty artists from Montréal and its surroundings. This exhibition was assembled along an open thematic framework that stems from an interest in how language is inscribed in bodies, gestures, and materials. Her sculpture titled The Knitter Woman is included in this exhibition. On view until April 25, 2021. For more information, please click here.
Le Devoir newspaper, Montréal
The exhibition La machine qui enseignait des airs aux oiseaux at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal was featured in the newspaper Le Devoir in February. The review presented a few images of works in the exhibition, including Luanne Martineau’s The Knitter Woman, pictured above. To read the article, please click here.
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, Massachusetts
Alicia Henry is part a of a group exhibition titled Piecework: Resistance and Healing in Contemporary Fiber Art at the Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA. The works on view merge past and present, craft and critique, to present fresh ways to understand American history and material culture beyond aesthetics and nostalgia. On view from April 24 to August 22, 2021. For more information, please visit this site.
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas
Royal BC Museum, Victoria, British Columbia
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas is part a of a group exhibition titled Orcas: Our Shared Future at the Royal BC Museum, Victoria, British Columbia. His mural titled Orcinus Orca SKAAnaa is included in the exhibition which presents the stories and science that surround the magnificent orca, spirit of BC’s wild coast and apex predator of all oceans. Orcas: Our Shared Future presents the currents of ecological interists, popular culture and Indigenous beliefs to gain a new appreciation of these sophisticated animals, long feared in Western cultures as “killer whales.” On view from April 16, 2021–January 9, 2022. For more information, please visit the Royal BC Museum website.
Centre Pompidou-Metz, France
The iconic sculpture titled Pneumatic Judd, 1965 by IAIN BAXTER& is on view as part of a group exhibition titled Aerodream. Architecture, design and inflatable structures 1950-2020 at the Centre Pompidou-Metz in France. The exhibition reveals the human dimension of the «pneumatic», from the first industrial and military exploitations (airships, weather balloons, floating assemblies, inflatable decoys…) to the experiences developed by numerous artists designers and architects. On view until August 23, 2021. For more information, please visit the Centre Pompidou-Metz website.
TrépanierBaer Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
Ron Moppett will unveil Now Is Then, 2021, a new monumental painting measuring 22-feet long at TrépanierBaer this Spring. The gallery will present a thoughtful interview about this new work and his practice. Stay tuned!
Ron Moppett’s recent work tilted LAMPLIGHTER commission by Cadillac Fairview will be unveiled, COVID restrictions permitting, sometime this summer. Stay tuned for details.
Sarah Stevenson, Work in Progress in her Montréal Studio