Into the Arctic

Into the Arctic

Over a decade in the making, INTO THE ARCTIC showcases over fifty original oil paintings plus three feature-length films documenting expeditions to the furthest reaches of the Canadian Arctic, a biosphere so remote and untouched, that most of its vast landscape has never been painted before.

The force behind the exhibition is Cory Trépanier, recipient of the Stefansson Medal, the highest award of the Canadian chapter of The Explorers Club, and a fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Living Explorers by Canadian Geographic Magazine, Trépanier carries on the tradition of painting first made famous by Canada’s Group of Seven, but with the environmental concern of a contemporary artist.

“Exploring and painting the Canadian Arctic plein air has been challenging and awe-inspiring, bringing me face-to-face with some of our planet’s greatest natural wonders. These experiences have created a desire in me to connect others with this remote northern wilderness through my paintings and films, which are assembled for the first time in this exhibition. There are a number of artists who have influenced me in this endeavor and whose work I admire greatly. Among them is Canada’s Group of Seven, particularly A.Y. Jackson, whose artistry contributed to the establishment of the Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada, thereby protecting its unique and important landscapes. I hope my work might spark awareness and conversation about Canada’s Arctic, and instill greater appreciation and concern for the future of its ever-changing landscape.” – Cory Trépanier

As part of Canada’s 150th Anniversary celebration, The Embassy of Canada premiered the exhibition in Washington D.C. in January, 2017.

Languages: English, French
Rental Cost: Priced according to the duration of display; contact for details.
Shipping Cost: Inbound, one-way
Insurance: Additional
Minimum Rental Period: 8 weeks
Size: Under 5,000 sq ft / 465 sq m
Availability: Oct 2019 – May 2020; Feb 2021 and beyond
Security Level: High
Number of Crates: 15
Total Crated Weight:
Original Objects: 55 artworks, 3 films
Special Requirements:
Supplementary Materials: Education, Press, and Registration Materials; Film Screening & Discussion by Cory Trépanier possible for a fee and travel-related expenses pending scheduling.

January 10 – February 28, 2017
The Embassy of Canada
Washington, D.C., USA

March 17 – May 14, 2017
Dane G. Hansen Museum
Logan, Kansas, USA

June 10 – August 20, 2017
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Tucson, Arizona, USA

September 17 – December 31, 2017
The Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College
Traverse City, Michigan, USA

January 26 – March 25, 2018
Vancouver Maritime Museum in partnership with the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA

April 14 – August 19, 2018
Neville Public Museum

Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

September 22, 2018 – January 27, 2019
Museum of The Rockies
Bozeman, Montana, USA

February 16, 2019 – May 12, 2019
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
Spokane, Washington, USA

June 14, 2019 – Nov 3, 2019
The Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature
Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA

March 1, 2020 – April 30, 2020
Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

June 6 – August 2, 2020
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts
Houston (Spring), Texas, USA

September 19, 2020 – January 3, 2021
North Carolina Arboretum
Asheville, North Carolina, USA


For more information, please contact:

Lending Organization: David J. Wagner, L.L.C
Contact Person: David J. Wagner, Ph.D., Curator/Tour Director
Telephone: +1.414.221.6878