TrépanierBaer in collaboration with the Cahén Archives and Feheley Fine Arts is pleased to present the Toronto premiere of Discovering Oscar Cahén: The Warrior, a documentary film by Howard Brull. Over two years in the making, this documentary presents insightful and relevant observations on the life and career of the prolific artist Oscar Cahén and his pivotal painting, The Warrior (1956).
The documentary features commentaries by Sarah Milroy (Chief Curator, McMichael Canadian Collection); Dr. Jaleen Grove (Assistant Professor Rhode Island School of Design and author Oscar Cahén, Life & Work), Dr. Sara Angel: Art Canada Institute (ACI); Michael Cahén (The Cahén Archives); Yves Trépanier (TrépanierBaer Gallery) and artist David Urban, among others.
After Oscar Cahén’s untimely death at the age of 40 in 1956, the vast majority of his work was out of view, and seldom seen by the public. His works remained in storage for more than six decades; exhibitions and discussion about his work were intermittent.
In recent years, however, a renewed interest in Oscar Cahén has inspired exhibitions and accompanying scholarly publications, namely Oscar Cahén published in 2017 to accompany the eponymous solo exhibition curated by the late Jeffrey Spalding and organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.
Through this new documentary, Oscar Cahén’s life and career are succinctly presented to a new generation of audiences, along with his pivotal painting, The Warrior, the largest and one of Cahén’s most remarkable paintings.
Doors: 6 PM
Screening: 7 PM
Q&A: 8 PM
Looking for a snack & sip before or after the show? Check out one or all of our amazing options!
Sunday - Saturday Blue Door Wine Shop
Sunday - Saturday Cafe Paradise
Tuesday - Saturday Osteria Rialto