Rita Letendre: A Spiritual Dream
August 18 to September 16, 2017

Canadian and international painter, Rita Letendre, has received her first retrospective outside of Québec at the Art Gallery of Ontario. In honour of this great achievement, we are displaying the artwork from her estate that complements her retrospective.

Rita Letendre

Obstruction Totale
Obstruction Totale, 1966
acrylic on canvas, 40" × 48"
RL-62-10, 1962
gouache on paper, 9" × 12"
Lodestar Trail
Lodestar Trail, 1969
acrylic on canvas, 39½" × 32¾"
Hayam, 1974
acrylic on canvas, 36" × 72"
Zahav, 1972
acrylic on canvas, 48" × 72¾"
Summer's Flightsold
Summer's Flight, 1998
oil on paper, 20" × 26"
L'eveil du printemps
L'eveil du printemps, 2004
oil on canvas, 60" × 54"
Le Chemin de L'Angoisse, 1959
oil on canvas , 16" × 13"
Espaces en conflictsold
Espaces en conflict, 1964-5
oil on canvas, 24" × 20"
Untitled #3 1954
Untitled #3, 1954
casein on paper, 4½" × 7¼"
Firestorm, 2005
oil on canvas, 36" × 48"
In the Wind
In the Wind, 2008
oil on canvas, 30" × 40"
Strange Lone-Life
Strange Lone-Life, 2005
oil on canvas, 18" × 24"
Sorcerer’s Spiritsold
Sorcerer’s Spirit, 2003
oil on canvas, 24" × 30"
Untitled/Sans Titre RL55-15
RL-55-15, 1955
casein on paper, 9¼" × 11¼"


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.