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West Vancouver Art Museum

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Vancouver

 

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Echo's Bones
Gallery Jones
Vancouver
January - February 2023 

The Capilano Review
50th Anniversary Issues

50th Anniversary Celebration
The Polygon Gallery
North Vancouver
July 2022

Léon Coupey: My Dearest Kate
Curator, Hilary Letwin
West Vancouver Art Museum
West Vancouver
January - March 2022
Catalogue 

 

Videos  

Pierre Coupey: Artist toArtist
Video Opus 2023

Pierre Coupey: Echo's Bones
Video Gallery Jones 2023

Guy Atkins, Pierre Coupey,
Hilary Letwin: On Léon Coupey's
My Dearest Kate
Video WVAM 2022

Pierre Coupey: Rainy River
Video WVAM 2021

Pierre Coupey & Dion Kliner
with Lam Wong
Video Canton-Sardine 2021

Pierre Coupey: Walking the Cat Back
Video Gallery Jones 2020 

Pierre Coupey: Art Toronto
Video Gallery Jones 2020

Pierre Coupey: On Léon Coupey
A Conversation with Lisa Baldiserra
Video Griffin Art Projects 2019

Pierre Coupey: Manifest | Trace
Video Seymour Art Gallery 2019

Pierre Coupey: Share Your Gift
Video Opus 2014

Pierre Coupey: Exhibitions
Video Gallery Jones 2013 

 

TCR Web

Into the Material:
Remembering Ann Rosenberg
TCR Blog Spring 2023

Revisiting Roy Kiyooka's
Pacific Windows
ti-TCR #12 Spring 2015 

The Big Bad World of
Public Readings
TCR Blog Winter 2013

The Night We Hijacked
Leonard Cohen
TCR Blog Fall 2012

One More Once:
For Pierre Coupey's 70th
ti-TCR #5 Fall 2012 

 

 

 

 


 

Echo's Bones 

Echo's Bones
Gallery Jones
Vancouver
January - February 2023


Echos' Bones Exhibition brochure PDF
The exhibition is accompanied by a full colour 8 panel brochure with a text by Colin Browne

Installation shots
Gallery Jones

Pierre Coupey: Echo's Bones
Video Gallery Jones 2023

Through a process of tone leading this suite of paintings is based, in part, on passages in Catullus, Ovid, Samuel Beckett, Anne Carson, and on words and phrases lifted from Coupey's own poems, in order to commemorate the passage of time and the loss of companions. In his text for the exhibition brochure, Colin Browne observes, “Born of a poet’s sensibility, these vibrant, rigorous works bear the scars of being seduced by and resisting nostalgia. They’re improvisational, muscular, teased from impulses both besotted by and in flight from recurrence and abstraction. They’re sensual, lyrical, sometimes angry; they track the hidden, the feared, the unrecognizable, and the longed for.”

 

 

Léon Coupey: My Dearest Kate

Léon Coupey: My Dearest Kate
Curator, Hilary Letwin
West Vancouver Art Museum
West Vancouver
January - March  2022

Catalogue
Léon Coupey: My Dearest Kate

Introduction: Hilary Letwin
Essays: Guy Atkins, Pierre Coupey
Design: Stacey Noyes, LuxForm
Photography: Ted Clarke, Image This
34 pages, 11" x 8 ½" perfect bound
60 colour plates plus covers
Printed and bound in Canada by Royal Printers
ISBN 978-1-989236-14-7

All images © Léon Coupey Project

Installation shots
Rachel Topham Photography

Léon Coupey Project
Curator, Pierre Coupey

Virtual Panel Discussion with Guy Atkins, Pierre Coupey, Hilary Letwin
Art Talks: Léon Coupey's My Dearest Kate

Video
West Vancouver Memorial Library with
West Vancouver Art Museum

Léon Coupey: My Dearest Kate
Video
West Vancouver Art Museum with
School of Motion Picture Arts, Capilano University

 

Pierre Coupey: Print Release
Artist Editions Program
West Vancouver Art Museum

Rainy River
Five colour stone lithograph on BFK Rives 300 lb white paper
Plate 16 ¼ x 11 ½ in (41.2 x 29.2 cm)
Paper 21 ¼ x 15 ½ in (53.9 x 39.3 cm)
Framed 26 ¾ x 20 ¾ in (67.9 x 52.7 cm)
2021
Edition: 20 
Commissioned by West Vancouver Art Museum, Artist Editions Program
Printed by Ann Richards, Malaspina Printmakers, Vancouver

Available at the West Vancouver Art Museum
The Artist Editions Program is supported by Simons Canada

Sold 15 | Available 5

Pierre Coupey: Introducing Rainy River
Video West Vancouver Art Museum 2021


 

Pierre Coupey + Dion Kliner
Imaginary Portraits
想 像

Pierre Coupey + Dion Kliner
Imaginary Portraits 
想 像

Curator, Lam Wong
Canton-Sardine
Vancouver
February - March 2021

Canton-Sardine
071-268 Keefer Street 
Vancouver 

Installation shots

Pierre Coupey & Dion Kliner with Lam Wong
Video Canton-Sardine 2021

 

Walking the Cat Back 

Walking the Cat Back | New Work 
Gallery Jones
Vancouver
October - November 2020

Pierre Coupey: Walking the Cat Back
Video Gallery Jones 2020

Installation shots

Galleries West 
In a telephone conversation and by email, Canadian poet Steven Ross Smith talks to Pierre Coupey about his recent work, its context and its connection to other artists – painters, poets and composers

Looking at art is like, "Here are the answers. What were the questions?" he once told me. "I think of it like espionage, 'walking the cat back' –– why did that happen, and that? –– until eventually you come to a point of irreducible mystery.
–– Peter Schjeldahl in conversation with Jarrett Earnest 

 

 

Person/ne

Person/ne
Curator, Lisa Baldiserra
Griffin Art Projects
North Vancouver
May - September 2019

The exhibition included 41 of the extraordinary postcards Pierre Coupey's grandfather, Léon Maurice Henri Coupey, addressed to his wife Kate Barlow Hunt Coupey, during their courtship in London and through their married life in Paris during la Belle Epoque.

Sonny Assu, Stephen Balkenhol, Christian Boltanski, Sophie Calle, Léon Coupey, Stan Douglas, Duane Linklater, Yevgeniy Fiks, Sima Khourami, Shawn Hunt, Emily Jacir, Mahdyar Jamshidi, Zoe Kreye, Steve McQueen, Ann Newdigate, Ricarda Roggan, Norman Tait, Stephen Waddell, Ai Wei Wei, Janet Werner, Lam Wong, Sisleg Xhafa

Proximities: Pierre Coupey on the work of Léon Coupey
A conversation with Lisa Baldiserra
Video Griffin Art Projects 2019

Installation shots

Léon Coupey Project
Curator, Pierre Coupey

 

 

Manifest | Trace 

Manifest | Trace
Curator, Vanessa Black
Seymour Art Gallery
North Vancouver
March – April  2019

Pierre Coupey: Manifest|Trace
Video Seymour Art Gallery 2019

Installation shots

Review, North Shore News

 

 

the poets have always preceded 
art and poetry in Vancouver
1960 - present

After Olson I (1987) Graphite on Arches paper, 30 x 22 ½ inches

the poets have always preceded
art and poetry in Vancouver
1960 - present

Curator, Lee Plested
Griffin Art Projects
North Vancouver
January - April 2019

Marian Penner Bancroft, bill bissett, Robin Blaser, Judy Chartrand, Jess, Judith Copithorne, Pierre Coupey, Christos Dikeakos, Stan Douglas, Beau Dick, Geoffrey Farmer, Fran Herndon, Carole Itter, Roy Kiyooka, Tiziana La Melia, Al Neil, Judy Radul, Rhoda Rosenfeld, Trudy Rubenfeld, Nancy Shaw with many more.

Installation shots

Review, Galleries West
Review, North Shore News