Contemporary Expressions
September 20 to October 13, 2017

Charles Robb  ·  Rick Rivet  ·  William Ronald  ·  Seka Owen  ·  Garen Bedrossian  ·  Pauline Conley

This group exhibition explores the modern abstract and lyrical expressionist artwork of Garen Bedrossian, Pauline Conley, Seka Owen, Rick Rivet and Charles Robb.

Charles Robb

Toffi, 1995
acrylic on canvas, 36" × 24"
Catapault, 1998
acrylic on canvas, 48" × 67"
Opus De Blues, #424
Opus De Blues, #424, 1995
acrylic on canvas, 79½" × 30½"
Listening Wind
Listening Wind, 1989
acrylic on canvas, 31½" × 31½"

Rick Rivet

String Game 10 - Beluga
String Game 10 - Beluga, 2002
acrylic on canvas, 43" × 43¾"
Earth Map
Earth Map, 2005
acrylic on canvas, 54" × 54"
Interval, 2010
acrylic on canvas, 53" × 66"

William Ronald

Gift for Alana
Gift for Alana, 1987
oil on canvas, 12" × 16"

Seka Owen

Strings of Spring #2
Strings of Spring #2, 1990
acrylic on canvas, 66.25" × 18¾"
Strings of Spring #3
Strings of Spring #3, 1990
acrylic on canvas, 25¾" × 41"
Lotus Series #15
Lotus Series #15, 1989
acrylic on canvas, 36" × 38"

Garen Bedrossian

3005 Akhtamar Series
3005 Akhtamar Series, 2011
oil on canvas, 22" × 28"
3008 Akhtamar Series
3008 Akhtamar Series, 2011
oil on linen, 22" × 28"
Flight II (Two Figures)
Flight II (Two Figures)
bronze, 51½" (h)

Pauline Conley

Mixed media on canvas, 36" x 40"
Mixed media on canvas, 4' x 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.