Perspective: Gerald Trottier

April 10 to June 21, 2014

Reception / Donation Launch: April 24, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Perspective celebrates the lifework of Gerald Trottier (1925-2004) – a long-time Ottawa-area resident and accomplished artist. Over the course of his career, his work was included in five international exhibitions, eighteen solo exhibitions and fifty-three group exhibitions, including at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, and in international biennials in Salzburg, Mexico City and São Paulo. He exhibited with such Canadian artists as Jean Dallaire, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Claude Tousignant, Greg Curnoe, Tony Urquhart, and Jacques Hurtubise and his work is found in numerous important public collections, including that of the National Gallery of Canada.

Thanks to the generous donation of Trottier’s wife Irma, the OAG is acquiring a significant body of work representing his artistic career from the 1940s through to the 1990s. This includes early social realist watercolours, sketches, prints, drawings, collages, and major paintings such as his Easter Series and São Paulo works.

It is the largest donation of work by a single artist the Gallery has ever received. This donation improves our understanding of the depth of Trottier’s considerable artistic ability and shows the diverse subject matter he addressed.

To celebrate this occasion, ART Rental and Sales presents this exhibition which will feature some of the Gallery’s recent acquisitions alongside other remarkable works by Trottier for sale.