RIOPELLE: Crossroads in Time

May 31 - Sep 29

  • Admission: FREE

To celebrate the centennial of Jean Paul Riopelle’s birth, WAG-Qaumajuq will host a special retrospective of the artist that examines the 20th-century artistic trailblazer through a 21st century lens.

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada and curated by Guest Curator Sylvie Lacerte, Riopelle: Crossroads in Time draws on the artist’s oeuvre across various mediums and challenges some of the pervasive assumptions about his life and work. Offering a unique take on this famed Canadian artist, the exhibition includes artworks from collections across Canada, including the permanent collection of WAG-Qaumajuq.

Visitors will discover the full force of Riopelle’s influence through the inclusion of selected works by artists – both his contemporaries and some working today – who represent a broad range of cultural and aesthetic perspectives.