Two Generations of Indigenous Art

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Upcoming Exhibitions

  • Rita Letendre - A Spiritual Dream: August 18 - September 16, 2017

Past Exhibitions – 2017

Impressionist Landscapes

Impressionist Landscapes
In this exhibition Bedros Aslanian, Derek Caines, Christian Deberdt, Graham Fowler, Sylvia Lefkovitz and Catherine Perehudoff paint their native Canada through an impressionist lens.
June 17 to July 8, 2017

Abstraction in Canada

Abstraction in Canada
This exhibition explores the hard and soft edge paintings of Post-War and Contemporary Canadian artists Marcel Barbeau, Lise Gervais, Jean-Paul Jérôme, Rita Letendre, Phillip Mix, Scott Plear, Charles Robb, Claude Tousignant and Harold Town.
May 26th to June 16th, 2017

Collector's Choice

Wordless Songs
This exhibition by Vancouver artist Scott Plear underscores his talent in producing abstract expressionist works of bright colours and bold, layered textures that captivate the eye and mind.
May 6th - 25th, 2017

Collector's Choice

Collector's Choice
Features the paintings of Léon Bellefleur, Bertram Brooker, Jack Bush, A.J. Casson, Marcelle Ferron, Pierre Gauvreau, Lise Gervais, A.Y. Jackson, Frank Johnston, William Kurelek, Rita Letendre, Arthur Lismer, Jock MacDonald, Ray Mead, Jean-Paul Riopelle, William Ronald, Jack Shadbolt & Harold Town
April 12 to May 5, 2017

Cities of Memory in Times of Ending Cities of Memory in Times of Ending
Features the paintings of David Barnett, Ghitta Caiserman-Roth, Albert Franck, Armand Tatossian, Jeff Willmore and Arto Yuzbasiyan.
March 17th to April 11th, 2017
Canadian Figurative Paintings Canadian Figurative Paintings
Features the paintings of established Canadian figurative painters Ghitta Caiserman-Roth, Henry Wanton Jones, Scottie Wilson, Carol Wald, Sylvia Lefkovitz, Harold Town, Stuart Reid and Karo Alexanian.
February 18th to March 16th, 2017
Contemporary Indigenous Group Exhibition Contemporary Indigenous Group Exhibition
Contemporary First Nations artwork by Carl Beam, Bob Boyer, Eddy Cobiness, Alex Janvier, Odin Lonning, Glenna Matoush & Rick Rivet.
January 24th to February 17th, 2017

Past Exhibitions

Daphne OdjigDaphne Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97. Click here for more details.

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.

Alex JanvierAlex Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" is now on display at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary Indigenous artists. His career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and public commissions. This retrospective of his artwork is on display from 25 November 2016 to 17 April 2017.

(Photo credit: Kim Griffiths) Click here for more details.

Rita LetendreGallery Gevik 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.

This exhibition, 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.