Art Windsor-Essex respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Bkejwanong. We want to state our respect for the ancestral and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Riopelle: A Space of Freedom
May 26, 2001 - July 29, 2001
A commonly held misunderstanding about Canadian abstract painting is that it derives from American Abstract Expressionism. It is important to remember that Riopelle’s particular approach to “all-over” painting derives from the teaching of Bordaus and his understanding of European Surrealism, not from the contemporary developments.
Virtually all of the works in the exhibition are owned by Riopelle. They thus represent the history of his long career, a career that has taken a journey through many series of work in many media, as he has chosen to represent for himself.