Praised by the New York Times as “outstanding” and “suffused with an unexpected spirituality,” Karel Funk’s paintings have been purchased by the likes of the Guggenheim, the Whitney, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Art Gallery of Ontario. The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) show Karel Funk, on view until October 2, is the first major survey of Funk’s oeuvre in Winnipeg, where the artist continues to live and work.
The exhibition covers the trajectory of Funk’s career since he graduated from Columbia University’s Master of Fine Arts program in the early 2000s. “It highlights all the narratives I’ve worked on,” said Funk in an interview with NGC Magazine this past spring. “In fact, I’m finishing a new painting even now.”