Over 50 powerful paintings of some of the most remote and wild corners of the Canadian arctic comprise a remarkable exhibition currently on view at the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.

Extraordinary paintings by Cory Trépanier are currently on view in Washington, D.C. “Into the Arctic” is an exhibition featuring a number of works created during four extended expeditions to the far corners of the Canadian arctic — what locals call “The North.” Via the event webpage, “[Trépanier] traveled with Inuit, gaining first-hand knowledge from First Nation people. Confronting elements that included raging storms and ravenous hordes of mosquitoes, Trépanier’s motivation through it all was inspiration for canvas and film born of experience in locations unexperienced by the population at large.”

Cory Trépanier, “Up Close,” oil on linen, 14 x 12 in. (c) Private Collection 20017
Cory Trépanier, “Up Close,” oil on linen, 14 x 12 in. (c) Private Collection 20017
Cory Trépanier, “Bottom’s Up,” oil on linen, 31 x 10 in. (c) Private Collection 2017
Cory Trépanier, “Bottom’s Up,” oil on linen, 31 x 10 in. (c) Private Collection 2017
Cory Trépanier, “Evening in Auyuittuq,” oil on linen, 27 x 11 in. (c) Private Collection 2017
Cory Trépanier, “Evening in Auyuittuq,” oil on linen, 27 x 11 in. (c) Private Collection 2017
Cory Trépanier, “In the Distance,” oil on linen, 16 x 5-1/4 in. (c) Private Collection 2017
Cory Trépanier, “In the Distance,” oil on linen, 16 x 5-1/4 in. (c) Private Collection 2017

To learn more, visit Into the Arctic.

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Andrew Webster
Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.

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