A new exhibition at Madrona Gallery will feature the beautiful and remote landscapes of northern Canada, as depicted by artist Halin de Repentigny.
The solo exhibition of new paintings by de Repentigny is called The Way We Are and runs September 10 to 24. The artist will be in attendance for an opening reception, September 10, from 1 to 3 pm.
de Repentigny moved to the Yukon from Montreal and lived as a trapper for many years in the Peel Watershed before settling in Dawson City.
Even after four decades of painting, de Repentigny continues to find inspiration from these isolated places. His love of working outdoors surrounded by the landscape also plays a role in his paintings.
The Yukon’s often extreme climate provides de Repentigny with a challenge, one he is eager to meet.
Depending on the season, de Repentigny contends with harsh temperatures, short hours of daylight—and insects—while painting plein air. These factors have helped de Repentigny’s practice to evolve and mature, allowing him to simplify certain elements like form while distilling the essence of the landscape into his work through colour and light.
This will be his third solo exhibition with Madrona Gallery.