Canadian artist Douglas Coupland is probably best known for his written work, such as Generation X and J Pod. As a true artist, however, he is hardly limited to the written word and in fact began his career as a visual artist.
In recent years Coupland has created a number of public art pieces such as a clock tower at Don Mills shopping centre, Canoe Landing Park and ‘Monument to the War of 1812′ (both in Toronto). His latest public art piece is called Group Portrait 1957 and will be permanently displayed at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa. On Saturday, September 24, Coupland will attend the unveiling and speak about the importance of public art.
Coupland proposed the piece as being ”a work that reflects the Gallery’s curatorial mandate to transmit forward to future generations the work and ideas of its collection, specifically the work of Painters Eleven.”