Past Exhibitions 2018
|| Carl Beam and Bob Boyer: Radical Artists
An exhibition of works by two of the most influential second-generation Canadian Indigenous artists. Bob Boyer
(1948-2004) is a Métis artist whose abstracted, symbolic landscapes are an expression of the artist's deeply held
cultural beliefs. Carl Beam (1943-2005), Ojibwa, employs a range of media, including painting and printmaking to explore
tensions between Western and Aboriginal relations.
June 13 to July 6, 2018.
|| Painters 11 Exhibition
Painters 11 (P11) is a group of Toronto-based Abstract Expressionist painters that formed in 1953. This group
wanted to challenge the dominant culture of figurative art of the times by bringing Abstract Expressionism to the
May 8 to June 9, 2018.
|| Québécois & Les Automatistes Artists
Featuring the following artists: Marcel Barbeau, Léon Bellefleur, Marcelle Ferron, Lise Gervais, Jean-Paul
Jérôme, Fernand Leduc, Rita Letendre, Alfred Pellan, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Claude Tousignant. Les Automatistes was a
revolutionary artistic movement that surged during the 1940's in Quebec under the leadership of Paul-Émile Borduas.
Borduas wrote the Refus Global manifesto, an essay that challenged traditional Quebec values by opening up to more
international ideas. The movement believed in experimenting by creating new forms of nonfigurative and abstract paintings.
April 5 to April 28, 2018.
|| Figurative Exhibition
Figurative Exhibition, featuring the following Gallery artists: Karo Alexanian, Philip Mix, Daphne Odjig, Harold
Town, Carol Wald and Henry Wanton Jones.
March 9 to April 3, 2018.
|| Drawing Exhibition
Featuring Canadian Inuit, historical and contemporary drawings.
February 10 to March 3, 2018.
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.