The Art Canada Institute
invites you to
Agnes Martin &
Jean Paul Riopelle
ICONS OF THE
Marc Mayer and Christopher Régimbal in conversation with Sara Angel.
7:00 p.m., Monday, November 11, 2019
Isabel Bader Theatre
93 Charles St. W., Toronto
Pay what you can.
A pivotal figure in the New York art scene, Agnes Martin’s (1912–2004) roots are decidedly Canadian. Her unembellished canvases and iconic grids are often attributed to the artist’s formative years in the pairies, rural Alberta, and Vancouver. Martin strongly believed in the transformative power of art, and her tranquil, minimalist paintings representing beauty, innocence, and happiness earned her global recognition.
The monumental abstract works of Jean Paul Riopelle (1923–2002) are among the most iconic images in Canadian art. The Montreal painter’s compelling colour combinations and dynamic abstract paintings brought him to international renown. As member of Montreal’s legendary group the Automatistes and contributor to one of the most notorious Canadian art manifestos, the Refus global, Riopelle created an enduring political and artistic legacy.
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