Karel Funk, from June 11 through to October 2, 2016 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
The gallery is presenting the work of hometown artist Karel Funk, a Canadian artist who stands poised to breakout into international art scene stardom. Although some aspects of his work appear to carry forward Alex Colville’s mantel Funk is a hyperrealist mining a very Canadian vein.
Funk’s recent work focuses on single isolated figures wearing high performance outerwear against a white backdrop. Over the years the figures themselves have slowly disappeared. Funk’s work is held in major institutions including the National Gallery of Canada, Whitney Museum of American Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, Solomon R. Guggenheim and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.