Abstraction in Canada
May 26th to June 16th, 2017

Jean-Paul Jérôme  ·  Harold Town  ·  Lise Gervais  ·  Scott Plear  ·  Philip Mix
Marcel Barbeau  ·  Claude Tousignant  ·  Charles Robb  ·  Rita Letendre

This exhibition explores the hard and soft edge paintings of Post-War and Contemporary Canadian artists Marcel Barbeau, Lise Gervais, Jean-Paul Jérôme, Rita Letendre, Phillip Mix, Scott Plear, Charles Robb, Claude Tousignant and Harold Town.

Jean-Paul Jérôme

Les clochettes-deux
Les clochettes-deux, 1994
acrylic on canvas, 22" × 29"
Les premisses du printemps
Les premisses du printemps, 1990
acrylic on canvas, 24" × 30"

Harold Town

Snap #53
Snap #53
oil on canvas, 60" × 60"
Classic Landscape
Classic Landscape, 1956
single autographic print, ed. 1/1, 19¾" × 15¾"
Painting That Refused to Be a Park
Painting That Refused to Be a Park, 1970-71
oil on linen, 66" × 66"

Lise Gervais

L'Effusion
L'Effusion, 1964
oil on canvas, 60" × 20"

Scott Plear

Helioderma
Hiding Beast, 2013
acrylic on canvas, 60" × 32"
Helioderma
Helioderma, 2013
acrylic on canvas, 39" × 28"

Philip Mix

Fresnel One
Fresnel One
oil on linen , 28" × 36"

Marcel Barbeau

La Rosée de la nuit
La Rosée de la nuit, 2007
acrylic on canvas, 51.2" × 31½"
L'arc Di-Dolle
L'arc Di-Dolle, 1962
acrylic on canvas, 25½" × 19½"

Claude Tousignant

Suite 1917
Suite "P.M." 1917, #42, 2004
mixed media on paper, 31" × 47½"

Charles Robb

Altitude
Altitude, 1981
acrylic on canvas, 60" × 38"
She's Mine
She's Mine, 1990
acrylic on canvas, 51" × 68"

Rita Letendre

Hayam
Hayam, 1974
acrylic on canvas, 36" × 72"


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.