Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Beaver Hall Group exhibition at the MMFA

Adrien Hébert, Rue Ste.-Catherine
Montrealers are excited about the upcoming opening of 1920s Modernism in Montreal: The Beaver Hall Group, running October 24, 2015 to January 31, 2016.
"The first major study of this subject, this exhibition will shed new light on the association of artists whose works imbued artistic life in 1920s Montreal and Canada with a certain colour: it offered one the most original expressions of pictorial modernism in the country. In a sense, these artists were to Montreal what the Group of Seven was to Toronto. But rather than offering an image of Canada’s identity through the depiction of untamed landscapes, they showed their attachment – and applied a modern touch – to the portrait and to humanized cityscapes and landscapes."
What's unique about this group of painters is that women were so well-represented, at times forming the majority of the members.

The exhibit will be staged at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and will be complemented with gallery tours, films and lectures. For more information, go to the What's On page of the museum's website.

And coinciding with this exhibit, the Alan Klinkhoff Gallery, 1448 Sherbrooke St. West, will have a show and sale of paintings from the Beaver Hall group until October 31. Go to their website to see images of the paintings and to read the accompanying catalog.

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