past Exhibition

    Roland Fischer, Untitled (L.A. Portrait), 1994-2000. Chromogenic print and acrylic on fiberboard, 55 ½ × 63 ¾ inches. Collection of RBC Wealth Management. © Roland Fischer. Photo: Ben Saltzman

    John Baldessari, Noses & Ears, Etc.: The Gemini Series: One Face (Three Versions) with Nose, Ear, and Glasses, 2006. Screen print, 34 ¾ × 76 ¾ × 3 inches. Collection of RBC Wealth Management. Image courtesy of the artist © John Baldessari.

    Kehinde Wiley, Passing/Posing #15, 2002. Oil and enamel on canvas, 56 × 48 inches. Collection of RBC Wealth Management. Image courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago © Kehinde Wiley

The Human Touch: Selections from the RBC Wealth Management Art Collection

Jan 19 – Apr 28, 2013


Stimulating. Challenging. Engaging. These are just a few adjectives that aptly describe RBC Wealth Management’s art collection.

With the human figure as its focus, the collection reflects the rich cultural diversity and complexity of contemporary society. From realistic to abstract, serious to whimsical, its works of art offer a breadth of approaches and subjects. Appropriation, performance, and digital manipulation are but a handful of the strategies deployed in the creation of these artworks; and hybrid racial identities, family dynamics, and ethnic heritage but a few of the complicated topics they tackle.

Made by both established artists—John Baldessari, Kerry James Marshall, and Ann Hamilton—and those rising in their careers—Luis Gispert, Chen Qiulin, and Michael Vasquez—the selections in this exhibition present a cross-section of identity that mirrors who we are and how we live today.


Organized by RBC Wealth Management. Curated by Donald McNeil.