The Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery is proud to present the first exhibition in Canada of paintings by leading British artist Peter Doig. Organized by Kitty Scott, Acting Associate Curator, National Gallery of Canada, this exhibition features a selection of major landscape paintings produced during the 1990s-2000. These paintings are loaned from public and private collections in Europe and North America.
Edinburgh-born artist Peter Doig (1959- ) explores a fascinating range of contemporary subject matter. He depicts skiers and snow boarders, snow, night and highway scenes, as well as the interiors and exteriors of Le Corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation in Briey-en-forêt, France. These large paintings reveal a tension between figuration and abstraction, while also engaging other technological forms of representation such as pop music, cinema, photography and video. Also central to many of Doig’s paintings are his memories of childhood years spent in Canada. This manifests in his approach to landscape, which often reference the tradition of Canadian art.
Peter Doig has been included in important international exhibitions and is the recipient of numerous prizes. He has exhibited at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, Kunsthalle zu Kiel, and Kunsthalle Nürnberg. Doig was the recipient of the first prize in both the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition (1993) and the Prix Elliette von Karajan (1994). He was also short-listed for the prestigious Turner Prize (1994), and was awarded the Whitechapel Artists’ Award (1991).
This exhibition will travel to the National Gallery of Canada/Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa in Fall 2001 and to Powerplant, Toronto in Winter 2001. We gratefully acknowledge The Canada Council for the Arts and The British Council for their support of this exhibition.
Peter Doig. Exhibition Catalogue.
Canada Council for the Arts
The British Council