Two Generations of Indigenous Art
July 18 to August 17, 2017

Daphne Odjig  ·  Alex Janvier  ·  Glenna Matoush  ·  Carl Beam
Carl Ray  ·  Norval Morrisseau  ·  Bob Boyer  ·  Eddy Cobiness

Daphne Odjig

My World, Their World
My World, Their World, 1979
acrylic on canvas, 26" × 24"
The Four of Us
The Four of Us, 1981
acrylic on canvas, 34" × 28"
To Endure
Nanabush and the Birds, 1968
mixed media on paper, 36" × 24.5"
May Flowers
May Flowers, 1982
acrylic on canvas, 30" × 32"
Emotional Release
Emotional Release, 1977
mixed media on paper, 14" × 11½"
Reflection
Reflection, 1967
pen and ink on paper, 22" × 30"

Alex Janvier

North Watershed
North Watershed, 2004
oil on canvas, 40" × 40"
Sleep by Day Bird
Sleep by Day Bird, 2007
acrylic on canvas, 24" × 20"
Denesuline Lifeline
Denesuline Lifeline, 2012
oil on canvas, 30" × 24"

Glenna Matoush

Sweat Lodge Rama
Sweat Lodge Rama, 2009
mixed media on canvas, 33" × 41"

Carl Beam

Eagles
Sitting Bull and Appearance
acrylic on paper, 22" × 30"
New Medicine
New Medicine, 1979
acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 68" × 50"
Untitled (Collage)
Untitled (Collage)
mixed media on paper, 28" × 25"
Antlers/Fish
Antlers/Fish, 1983
collage on plywood, 43" x 56" x 15"
Sadat I
Sadat I, 1982-3
ceramic bowl, 14½" (D)
Sadat II
Sadat II, 1982-3
ceramic bowl, 14" (D)

Carl Ray

Mother Earth
Mother Earth
acrylic on canvas, 30" × 24"
Fish
Fish, 1976
acrylic on paper, 23" × 31"

Norval Morrisseau

Water Legend
Water Legend, 1979
acrylic on canvas, 36" × 48"
Untitled (Loons and Fish)
Untitled (Loons and Fish), late 1970's
acrylic on canvas, 39" × 51"

Bob Boyer

Hoka Hey Let's Go
Hoka Hey Let's Go, 2002
oil on canvas, 20" × 30"
August Powwow Evening in the Bitteroots
August Powwow Evening in the Bitteroots, 2001
oil on canvas, 24" × 30"
Duck & Dive at St. Ignatius
Duck & Dive at St. Ignatius, 2001
oil on canvas, 24" × 30"
Kipp at Fort Kipp
Kipp at Fort Kipp, 1999
acrylic on canvas, 24" × 24"

Eddy Cobiness

Red Stern
Red Stern, 1975
acrylic on canvas, 30" × 26"
Yellow Stern
Yellow Stern, 1975
acrylic on canvas, 36" × 24"


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 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.