12 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2E2, Canada
About the Gallery
Gallery Gevik, located in Toronto's Yorkville, is devoted to exhibitions of established artists who represent Canadian art at its best. The gallery also maintains a growing collection of important historical works that can be viewed during regular hours or by appointment.
Phillip Gevik, director of Gallery Gevik, has been a driving force in the Canadian Art scene since the opening of his Don Mills gallery, Gallery Phillip, in 1976. Since its inception, he has been an avid supporter of Inuit art and has assembled an outstanding collection of graphics and sculpture.
As an art dealer, I am committed first and foremost to the promotion and fostering of exceptional Canadian talent. I am proud to exhibit work that avoids bowing to current commercial trends. It is a pleasure to share my passion for Canadian art with others; by helping people discover art that speaks to them, they nurture and hone their own passion. A collection should reflect one's character and testify to his or her individuality.
| Phillip Gevik, Director
Gallery Gevik presents a variety of artists that range from high realism to lyrical abstraction. The single element that unifies the group is a commitment to quality and clarity of vision that happens to be geographically defined by the borders of Canada. Artists affiliated with the gallery are established names in the Canadian and International art scene.
A Commitment to the Future
The collecting of paintings, sculpture and prints is not usually a series of random acts. For most people acquiring a work of art is a thought process of aesthetic considerations. Although each piece of art is a statement by a given artist, an entire collection says much about the collector.
Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97.
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Odjig is frequently referred to as the "Grandmother of Indigenous Art." She has
been the recipient of many awards, honours and recognitions for her works, to name a few: The Order
of Canada, the Governor General's Award, and eight Honorary Doctorates. Her works have been shown
in the National Gallery of Canada, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the Canadian Museum of
Civilization and the Art Gallery of Ontario.
She established the first native-run fine art print house in Winnipeg, Manitoba in
1971. Known as 'Odjig Indian Prints,' this print house was so successful that it evolved into an
Indigenous gallery space in 1974, called the New Warehouse Gallery, run by Odjig and her husband,
Chester Beavon. She was also a founding member of the Indian Group of Seven. This artistic group's
purpose was to promote Contemporary Indigenous art and artists.
Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" is now open at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario until January 21st, 2018. Afterwards, it will travel to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton and the Glenbow Museum in Calgary.
This exhibition was recently on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa and the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina. Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary artists. His
career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and
public commissions. (Photo credit: Kim Griffiths)
congratulates renowned Canadian and International abstract painter, Rita Letendre, on her first
major museum retrospective exhibition outside of Québec. Rita Letendre: Fire and
Light is now open until September 17, 2017 at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
which covers Letendre's career from the 1960's to 2000's, is co-curated by Wanda Nanibush and
Georgiana Uhlyarik. The retrospective features nearly forty large-scale paintings drawn from major
national public and private collections.
Letendre was widely exhibited with the artistic groups,
Les Automatistes and Les Plasticiens. She has received the Governor General's Award in
Visual Arts, the Prix Paul-Émile Borduas, and the Orders of Canada, Ontario and
Québec. Click here for more details.