Peter Doig | Unplugged @ the MMFA

by • May 1, 2014 • Montreal FestivalsComments (0)302

‘No Foreign Lands’ is a very fitting title for nomadic natured artist Peter Doig. His latest exhibit at the MMFA (Museum of Fine Arts) has been running since January 25th, 2014. It is a perfect encapsulation for plucking and using a dazzling array of art/historical references from the likes of Gauguin in Tahiti, Hockney in California and Matisse circa 1913. This big and historic show has more than 40 oil paintings, large, colourful, elusively atmospheric on canvas and linen, complemented by preparatory pieces, sketches and smaller works from 2002 to present.

The global art star Doig, naturally attracted by cinematography is considered to have restored painting to the pantheon of contemporary art by making it relevant to a present-time sensibility. His images seem to be painted with one goal in mind: to create a tale, an open story, a mystery to play with at leisure. Doig finds ways for us to consider the status of the people, places and events that populate his pictures, whether they exist in private or public realms, in personal or shared experiences. Still with me? Here’s why the Young Philanthropists’ Circle event is worth checking out:

– A last chance to see this critically acclaimed exhibition
– An innovative tour with Museum educators to help you expand your art knowledge
– An original cocktail party with young professionals like you
– A first step in philanthropy because the funds raised help support the Young Philanthropists’ Circle, which financially supports the presentation of contemporary art exhibitions at the MMFA.

For more info on the MMFA and to purchase tickets click here.

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