Pop Goes Canadiana: Iconic Art by Charles Pachter
November 1 - 30, 2013
Enterprise Square Galleries (10230 Jasper Ave, Edmonton)
Gallery Hours: Thursday/Friday: 12-6pm, Saturday: 12-4pm
(Admission by donation)
Over the arc of a distinguished career, Charles Pachter has developed an artistic practice that channels everyday Canadian icons—moose, hockey players, Mounties, and the Queen—into stylized pop images.
This important and generous gift of the artist to the University of Alberta Art Collection includes work reflecting the following: Pachter’s early experimentation with media and technique, the realization of a satirical and humorous artistic voice in later works, and his collaboration and life-long friendship with Margaret Atwood.
A committed cultural advocate and historian, Pachter was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2011. His art is included in many public and private collections and also hangs in both the Prime Minister’s residence at 24 Sussex Drive and the Canadian Embassy in Washington.
While the exuberance, humour, and grand scale of Charles Pachter’s art has defied the stereotypes of humble and polite Canadians, the images that he has crafted, and in some cases reflected, promote a modern Canadian mythology for all.