Curator's Choice
February 23, 2016 to March 19, 2016

Jock Macdonald  ·  Bertram Brooker  ·  David Bolduc  ·  R. York Wilson  ·  Harold Town
Kazuo Nakamura  ·  Alexandra Luke  ·  William Ronald  ·  Rita Letendre  ·  Peter Beckett
Tom Hodgson  ·  Jack Shadbolt  ·  Mary Pavey

Jock Macdonald

Plato's Cave
Plato's Cave
oil on canvas, 16" × 20"
Kite Flying
Abstract Composition, 1960
oil on canvas, 28" × 22"

Bertram Brooker

The Finite Wrestling with the Infinite
The Finite Wrestling with the Infinite, 1925
oil on board, 24" × 17"

David Bolduc

Nash
Nash, 1995
acrylic on canvas, 36" × 0"

R. York Wilson

Autumn
Autumn, 1944
acrylic on canvas, 24" × 24"

Harold Town

Snap #25
Snap #25
oil on canvas, 48" × 48"
Snap #47
Snap #47
oil on canvas, 24" × 24"
Snap #53
Snap #53
oil on canvas, 60" × 60"
Ship of Dreams
Ship of Dreams, 1981
oil on linen, 36" × 30"
Untitled (1958)
Untitled, 1958
oil and lucite 44 on canvas, 10" × 10"

Kazuo Nakamura

Morning, 1958
Morning, 1958
watercolour on paper, 22" ×15"

Alexandra Luke

Petit Bouquet
Pétit Bouquet
oil on board, 9" × 2"

William Ronald

Untitled #2
Untitled #2, 1992
acrylic on paper, 22" × 30"
Dianna's Window
Printemps, 1954
watercolour, 17" × 19"

Rita Letendre

RL-57-18
RL-57-18, 1957
ink on paper, 12" × 9"
Les Matins
Les Matins, 2001
oil on canvas, 10" × 12"

Peter Beckett

Between Here and There
Between Here and There, 1992
oil on canvas , 48" × 66"

Tom Hodgson

Untitled, 1993
Untitled, 1992
acrylic on canvas, 57" × 66"

Jack Shadbolt

Dark Expelled
Dark Expelled, 1960
oil on canvas, 45½" × 35"
Jack Shadbolt

Mary Pavey

The Royal Visit
The Royal Visit, 1997
oil on masonite, 38" × 48"


Slideshow

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.