2022 Exhibitions

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Past Exhibitions

My World Their World

Gallery Gevik is pleased to present My World Their World, an exhibition featuring paintings by three influential Indigenous women artists of succeeding generations:  Daphne OdjigGlenna Matoush, and Anong Migwans Beam. Juxtaposing three distinct styles, these works are not only a testament to the inner lives of each creator, they also give us a window into how the outside world - their world - imposes itself on the artist and is interpreted through their practice.  For this special exhibition, we've gathered an outstanding selection of paintings and works on paper available to view from May 20 to June 8, 2022.

The Making of Canadian Modernism

Gallery Gevik is pleased to present The Making of Canadian Modernism, an exclusive exhibition of paintings and drawings that traces how Lionel LeMoine Fitzgerald (1890-1956), Bertram Brooker (1888-1955), Kathleen Munn (1887-1974), and Lowrie Warrener (1900-1983) strove to shake the post impressionism of the Group of Seven in the first half of the twentieth century. Following a year of planning, we've gathered an outstanding selection of rare and little seen works from various private collections available to view from April 23 to May 14, 2022.

Contemporary Colourists

Vincent van Gogh wrote extensively in his diaries about his application of colour to canvas. In 1888 he predicted that, "the painter of the future will be a colourist the like of which has never yet been seen. But I’m sure I am right to think that it will come in a later generation, and it is up to us to do all we can to encourage it, without question or complaint.” This exhibition showcases the work of six contemporary Canadian artists whose paintings reveal each of their passions, preoccupations and beliefs about the powers of colour. Including Charles Robb, Graham Peacock, Ronald Boaks, Scott Plear, Cynthia Chapman and Karo Alexanian.

Carl Beam: The New World

Gallery Gevik is pleased to present Carl Beam: The New World, a retrospective exhibition and the first in a commercial Toronto gallery in many years. Of Ojibwe heritage, Carl Migwans Beam (1943-2005) has exerted a strong influence on generations of Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. His work survives as a milestone in the development of a unique and powerful voice within the context of the presence of Canada on the international art scene.

   

Past Exhibitions

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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 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)

Rita Letendre

It is with profound sadness that Gallery Gevik announces the passing of our dear friend Rita Letendre, one of Canada’s most renowned, trailblazing artists. She passed away on November 20, 2021 after a long illness. She was 93 years old.