The half-century-long career of renowned Saulteaux and Anishinaabe artist Robert Houle is the focus of a new major retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ontario titled “Red is Beautiful.”
The exhibition, named after one of Houle’s earliest pieces, features more than 100 works, including monumental paintings, intimate drawings and large-scale installations as well as personal and archival photos.
Putting together the show has been two years in the making but a dream of Houle’s for longer. The artist, who is 74, wanted to do a retrospective before he turns 75 next year. His work has been part of two other