Gallery Jones is pleased to present Rock Pool (October 13 to November 17, 2018), an exhibition of recent paintings by Pierre Coupey.
For over five decades Vancouver-based artist Pierre Coupey has produced abstract paintings that investigate the sources of abstraction and the process of painting itself. The marks and multiple layers of colour that compose the visual fields of his works on paper and canvas explore an interplay of intuition and intention. As Charlene Vickers has observed, “In his work Coupey defies the power structure: breaking it apart and reconfiguring its abstractions into organic markings that take on patterns of their own –– commanding and
releasing knowledge at a cellular level of being.”
Coupey’s work is represented in private collections in
Canada, the US, Japan and Europe, and in corporate, university and public collections, including the Burnaby Art Gallery, the Kelowna Art Gallery, the University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, and the Vancouver Art Gallery. His work was recently included in exhibitions of work from the permanent collections of the West Vancouver Museum and the Kamloops Art Gallery, and is currently included in Transformations: Selected Work from the Artists for Kids Collection at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art. Coupey was inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in 2018.