Renowned Artist, Hatch, and the Canadian Museum of Nature come together to celebrate the wonder of the Canadian Arctic
Hatch Gallery of Contemporary Art unveils Trépanier exhibit: Arctic Awakening
Mississauga, Canada— Hatch is delighted to announce the latest addition to their Gallery of Contemporary Art: Arctic Awakening, anexhibit featuring paintings from renowned artist Cory Trépanier’s Canadian Arctic expeditionsas well as sheets of Arctic flora specimens generously loaned to Hatch by the Canadian Museum of Nature.
The Hatch Gallery of Contemporary Art began in October 2017. The gallery serves as a reminder that to be relevant in today’s world and develop great ideas that have real impact, we need to broaden our definition of what it is to be an engineer. This includes redefining our relationship with the arts, as it spurs our imagination and assists in the inspiration of great ideas. The addition of Trépanier’s works lends to this mission. Hatch, as a professional services firm rooted in engineering and technology, works extensively in Canada’s North and Arctic, helping clients in the metals, energy, and infrastructure sectors to deliver projects in a way that is responsible, and which brings prosperity to the area.
Cory Trépanier is a celebrated artist who draws inspiration for his works by immersing himself in nature and all its glory. Over the last decade, Cory travelled 60,000 km to capture the spectacular landscape of the Canadian Arctic through paint and film. Through perseverance and dedication to his vision, Cory has created over 100 oil paintings and three documentary films during the course of his Arctic expeditions. Canadian Geographic named him one of Canada’s Top 100 Living Explorers. His larger touring exhibition, Into the Arctic presented by David Wagner, is currently located at the Bateman Foundation Gallery of Nature in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. It will venture overseas in early 2020, at the invitation of HSH Prince Albert II’s Foundation, where it will premiere internationally at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco.
“Exploring and painting the Canadian Arctic has been challenging and awe-inspiring, bringing me face-to-face with some of the planet’s greatest natural wonders. After many years of solitary development, I am humbled to learn that others are being moved by my canvases. And that the exhibition is inspiring conversation about the North, the Inuit, the power of nature, and the importance of humanity’s role in protecting it,” said Trépanier.
The collection featured at the Hatch Gallery of Contemporary Art passionately shares a changing landscape that many will never witness with their own eyes. Cory preserves on canvas the beauty of Arctic sites such as the Brock River Canyon, Croker Bay, Beechey Island, as well as many others.
The exhibit also includes sheets of Arctic flora specimens provided by the Canadian Museum of Nature. The Canadian Museum of Nature safeguards one of Canada’s largest natural history collections. The botanical collection alone, known as the National Herbarium, numbers over one million specimens, including the world’s best representation of samples from the Canadian Arctic.
The exhibit was unveiled at an event held at the Hatch Gallery of Contemporary Art, located within Hatch’s Mississauga office. The event included remarks from Mr. Trépanier; John Bianchini, Hatch CEO and chairman; Meg Beckel, president and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Nature; Jeff Saarela, director of the museum’s Centre for Arctic Knowledge and Exploration; and Danielle Fraser, research scientist, Paleobiology at the Canadian Museum of Nature.
“We’re so pleased to welcome Cory’s exhibit to the Hatch Gallery of Contemporary Art because we share a common goal of preserving our Arctic region. One of our missions at Hatch is to work with our clients to build practical solutions that are safe, innovative, and sustainable. This is especially important in regions as fragile as the Arctic, where the environment and local communities and cultures are so unique. Having Cory’s art on display in our gallery acts as a daily reminder of our duty as engineers to create, build, and innovate in a way that honorsour environment and communities,” said Glenn Sakaki, Hatch’s global director of Marketing and Communications and curator of the Hatch Gallery of Contemporary Art.
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About Cory Trepanier
“There’s a timely and critical message that must be heard - that in order to protect the Inuit and the wonder of their land, we need an Arctic Awakening. May this collection move you to conscientiously consider today’s decisions in the light of an uncertain tomorrow.”
Trépanier's oil paintings and passionate films are conceived through extensive exploration into some of the most wild and changing places on our planet.
Each artistic expedition is not without its own set of challenges, there was the knee-punishing trek on Ellesmere Island with a 120lb backpack; enduring hordes of mosquitoes while painting at the edge of one of the highest waterfalls in the world above the Arctic Circle; being surrounded by Arctic wolves; and being stranded on the Kluane ice fields when an unrelenting storm rolls in. Each voyage offers striking landscapes, and adrenaline… lots of it.
Through painting and film, Cory preserves one of the most fragile, and spectacular regions of our planet and shares the wonder of the North, and its people, with others far away. To learn more about Cory’s art and film, education curriculum and upcoming coffee table book, please visit www.corytrepanier.com
About the Canadian Museum of Nature
The Canadian Museum of Nature is Canada's national museum of natural history and natural sciences, with roots dating back more than 150 years. The museum provides evidence-based insights, inspiring experiences and meaningful engagement with nature's past, present and future. It achieves this through research led by scientific specialists, curation of the national natural-history collections numbering more than 14.6 million specimens, creation of signature galleries and travelling exhibitions, the presentation of educational programs and a dynamic online presence through the museum’s web site, nature.ca.