Just in Time, 2020
acrylic on canvas, 26" ×30"
Homage to D.M., 2004
acrylic on canvas, 44.5" × 23"
Searching for the Inexplicable, 2007
acrylic on canvas, 46" × 48.5"
Summer Dream in March, 2020
acrylic on canvas
, 30" × 22"
acrylic on canvas, 40" × 60"
Ronald Boaks Artist Biography
Niagara artist Ronald Boaks was born in Newmarket, Ontario. He received his diploma in creative art at Sheridan College in 1975. In 2015 he moved to Niagara-on-the-Lake, where he opened his gallery, Ronald Boaks Collectibles. He works in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, and collage, but he is best known for his vivid expressive abstract paintings in which he aims to reflect beauty, balance, desire and humor.
Boaks writes, “I want to create something with integrity in both form and idea, that has meaning to me and clearly goes beyond just a grouping of diverse pieces or images. Sometimes they are figures and sometimes they are allusions to something abstract that challenges the viewer’s imagination….I want viewers to relate to my work in a way that makes it personal to them. I want the viewer to feel joy. I believe that the success of any work of art lies in its being ‘alive now.’” (Ronald Boaks, Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre)
Since his participation in the major survey exhibition Forum 76 at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal , he has been exhibited throughout Canada and the United States at galleries including the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Art Gallery of Ontario and Lonsdale Gallery. His work is included in various private and public collections including the Bank of Montreal, Museum London, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Four Seasons Hotel (London, England).
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
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