ACROSS | BETWEEN | WITHIN by Pierre Coupey
October 13 - November 4, 2017
“There is never any question of what to paint only how to paint.” – Robert Ryman
With these words in mind, Odon Wagner Contemporary is excited to present the latest series of paintings by Pierre Coupey. Across | Between | Within is an intuitive series that examines a non-linear style, which the artist refers to as “clusters”. The culmination of Coupey’s painterly and poetic exploration embodies his significant sixty year history in painting. Over the years, the artist has rejected falling into a singular aesthetic, continuously pushing himself to evolve creatively. His assertive clusters created by a vibrant palette and gestural application maintain a rhythmic and momentous style.
His work has been exhibited in group shows nationally and internationally, and is represented in private collections in Canada, the United States, Japan and Europe, and in corporate, university and public collections across Canada. Major public collections include the Burnaby Art Gallery, the Canada Council Art Bank, the Kamloops Art Gallery, the Kelowna Art Gallery, Simon Fraser University Art Gallery, the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery and the Vancouver Art Gallery.