A Touch of Modernism

Summer 2020

Paul-Émile Borduas, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Jacques Hurtubise

A touch of Modernism, our 2020 summer exhibition, features works by artists who pushed the boundaries of representation, abstraction and new forms of art production from the late forties onwards. 

Works in the exhibition include an incredibly rare and stunning Jacques Hurtubise from 1962.  The painting, which measures 47″ x 32″, and is titled “Peinture no 10”, has been included in major Hurtubise exhibitions throughout the ensuing decades.  This period of Hurtubise marks a high point in his career and is widely considered one of his most striking.

Paintings from Painters Eleven artist Tom Hodgson and Québécois painter Lise Gervais provide a powerful glimpse into their unique abstract production.  Automatistes are represented as well, with a 1958 gem from Marcelle Ferron and an important 1948 work from the art world titan, Jean-Paul Riopelle, which was included in his inaugural Parisian show at Galerie Nina Dausset.

Also included are significant works by Lemieux, Pellan, Dallaire, Jérôme, Surrey, Milne, Town, Brandtner, de Tonnancour, and Betty Goodwin and others.

Alfred Pellan, Lise Gervais, Jean Dallaire

Jean-Paul Riopelle, Marcelle Ferron, Harold Town, Jean-Paul Riopelle

John Lyman, William Kurelek




Past Exhibitions