To Remember Through Previous Works on Paper
April 18 to May 16, 2015
Graphite, oil and enamel on mylar
107 x 328 cm / 42 x 129 in.
Galerie Nicolas Robert is pleased to present a retrospective exhibition of Robert Houle’s works. ”To Remember Through Previous Works on Paper” will present a selection of works on paper from 1980 through 2015.
Robert Houle stresses high importance to develop and explore in his works attachment to the duty of memory. Witnessing his culture’s path slowly leaving in oblivion, Houle works emphasize and multiply references to traditional and shamanic visual culture.
Familiar in the museum world, his works have been widely exhibited in Canada, the US, Europe and Australia. Many of his works are part of public collections, including the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Royal Ontario Museum, the National Gallery of Canada, as well as constantly increasing private collections.
Recently winning the prestigious Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts on March 2015, Robert Houle is one of the key artists of the contemporary visual arts in Canada.