The exhibition pulls together more than 100 works from 1939 up to the present day which illustrate “the wide-ranging visual ramifications of the expression of abstraction”. There are several Op Art pieces on display including Marcel Barbeau’s huge ‘Twirling Retina’ from 1966.
The exhibition “places particular emphasis on Québec… while also pointing out specific relevant connections with the Canadian and international scenes. The thematic presentation, divided into chronological segments, gives an immediate sense of the diversity and complexity of the works.”
Montreal Museum of Contemporary Arts, 185 Sainte-Catherine St W, Montreal, QC H2X 3X5, Canada
A Matter of Abstraction @ Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal by Olly