Figurative Exhibition: Portraits and Pets
March 22, 2016 to April 2, 2016

Carol Wald  ·  Karo Alexanian  ·  Henry Wanton Jones
Alexandr Kachkin  ·  Joe Coffey  ·  Hélène Labrie  ·  J.F. Lansdowne

Carol Wald

A Quiet Day
A Quiet Day, 1999
oil on canvas, 38" × 36"
The Daydreamer
The Daydreamer, 1995
oil on canvas, 56" × 36"
Emerald Dreams
Emerald Dreams, 1997
oil on canvas, 48" × 32"

Karo Alexanian

Coiffure, 2005
acrylic on board, 36" × 12"

Henry Wanton Jones

La Muneca, Mexico
La Muneca, Mexico, 2004
oil on board, 36" × 48"
Julie and Billy at OKA
Julie and Billy at OKA, 1987
oil on board, 24" × 30"
Two Hats and A Flute
Two Hats and A Flute, 2002
oil on board, 24" × 30"

Alexandr Kachkin

Comforting Melody
Comforting Melody, 2008
oil on canvas, 24" × 6"
Nude and Mandolin
Nude and Mandolin, 2005
oil on canvas, 30" × 6"

Joe Coffey

2 AM
2 AM,
oil on canvas, 30" × 40"
Chasing Hippos
Chasing Hippos,
oil on canvas, 36" × 36"
High Park, Old Dogs
High Park, Old Dogs,
oil on canvas, 30" × 40"
I'll Call You Napoleon
I'll Call You Napoleon,
oil on canvas, 30" × 36"
Memory House
Memory House,
oil on canvas, 48" × 41"

Hélène Labrie

Parc au maître
Parc au maître
bronze, edition 3/8, 32" × 12" × 12"

J.F. Lansdowne

Yellow Bird
Yellow-throated Warbler, 1963
watercolour on paper, 16½" × 7½"
Gold Crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet, 1958
watercolour on paper, 12¼" × 5"


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 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.