Douglas Coupland, Thomson (Sunset), 2010, Oil on canvas, 58 x 72 inches
The Monte Clark Gallery is pleased to present a solo show of new works by Douglas Coupland.
Douglas Coupland has re-imagined paintings by Emily Carr, Lawren Harris, Tom Thomson, and other pivotal Canadian painters for the upcoming exhibition G72K10. The show explores iconic Group of Seven imagery and the role it plays in Canadian identity, triggering subjective personal memories in each viewer. By digitizing the likeness of specific works, Coupland has produced large-scale hard-edged paintings on canvas, presenting his own vision of the Group of Seven in 2010.
Douglas Coupland studied art and design at Emily Carr University (formerly Emily Carr Institute) in Vancouver, Hokkaido Collage of Art and Design in Sapporo, Japan, and the Instituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy. Recently, Coupland unveiled public sculptures in Vancouver and Toronto, including an 8-hectare park in downtown Toronto. In 2010, Coupland’s work was featured in “In Dialogue with Carr: Douglas Coupland, Evan Lee, Liz Magor, and Marianne Nicolson” at the Vancouver Art Gallery. In addition to recent activities, Coupland’s work has been exhibited at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal), Terminal 5 at JFK, (New York, with Jenny Holzer, Vanessa Beecroft, Dan Graham, and others), White Cube Gallery (London), Trafalger Square (London), and other venues. Please visit Douglas Coupland’s website at www.coupland.com.