Canadian Figurative Paintings
February 18th to March 16th, 2017

Ghitta Caiserman-Roth  ·  Henry Wanton Jones  ·  Scottie Wilson
Carol Wald  ·  Sylvia Lefkovitz  ·  Harold Town  ·  Stuart Reid  ·  Karo Alexanian

Ghitta Caiserman-Roth

oil on canvas, 36" × 42"

Henry Wanton Jones

Departures #2
Departures #2
oil on board, 48" × 40"
Shit, 1980
oil on board, 48" × 36"
Wooden Heads - Toys
Wooden Heads - Toys
oil on board, 14" × 16"
Julie, 2000
oil on board, 20" × 16"

Scottie Wilson

Untitled (Whisperers)
Untitled (Whisperers), 1954
ink and coloured pencil on paper, 25" × 20½"

Carol Wald

Day at the Beach
Day at the Beach, 1999
oil on canvas, 54" × 40"
The Arrival
The Arrival
oil on canvas, 60" × 60"
Memories of Silver
Memories of Silver, 1997
oil on canvas, 30" × 36"

Sylvia Lefkovitz

Variations XXI
Variations XXI, 19793
oil on canvas, 20" × 28"
Seascape 2 Views, 1980
Seascape 2 Views, 1980
oil on canvas, 8" × 16"

Harold Town

Untitled (1956)
Untitled, 1956
single authographic print and collage, 23½" × 18½"
Toy Horse #284
Toy Horse #284
mixed media on paper, 23½" × 23½"

Stuart Reid

Quick Change
Quick Change, 2016
acrylic on board, 36" × 42"
Cyclist, 2011
india ink and graphite on mylar, 42" × 84"
tiny nap / big man
tiny nap / big man
india ink and graphite on mylar, 42" × 84"
life over lifestyle
life over lifestyle
india ink and graphite on mylar, 42" × 84"

Karo Alexanian

Univers, 2007
acrylic on panel, 24" × 30"
Intention, 2005
acrylic on board, 52" × 44"
Expression I
Expression I
acrylic on panel, 40" × 30"


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.