« Iconic » : Charles Pachter, an anthology of his greatest works

Opening Saturday February 24th 2018, from 2pm to 5pm
The artist will be present

Known for his signature Canadian flag paintings, Charles Pachter investigates the changing nature of the self and the identity under contemporary conditions. His entire production, which incorporates painting, design and architecture, navigates the boundaries between the historical and the personal. By combining icons such as the Queen, the maple leaf, the barn or the iconic moose, Pachter brings to our attention how such symbols have become intuitive landmarks for us, impacting the different ways in which we see ourselves, and how we perceive the world around us. By exploring the ups and downs of patriotism, his works take on an quirky and singular third space between the two polarities.

Charles Pachter (1942) lives and works in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He holds an History Honours BA from the University of Toronto, a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Cranbrook Academy of Art (Michigan) and a diploma in French studies from La Sorbonne. He has received three honorary doctorates from the University of Toronto, Brock University, and the Ontario College of Art and Design University. His work has been shown at the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto), the McMichael Gallery, and the Art Gallery of Ontario, as well as in solo exhibitions in France, Japan, Germany, India, and the UK.

Pachter’s work has been featured in a variety of professional publications and was the subject of a biography in 2017 by Dundurn Press. He is the recipient of the Order of Ontario, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals, and the French Order of Arts and Letters. His works are in private and public collections around the world. He is currently showing in a solo exhibition at the National Museum of Bangladesh in Dhaka.

Here you will find all you need to know about the artworks presented: http://jutrasartgallery.com/charlespachter/


Charles Pachter, Flag Black Background, 1981, acrylic, 120×90 cm, (48×36’’).