Past Exhibitions – 2018

Holiday Exhibition - Historical & Contemporary Holiday Exhibition - Historical & Contemporary
A group exhibition of small landscapes by members of the Group of Seven, Anne Douglas Savage, M.A. Fortin, and Albert Franck. Post-war abstracts by Jack Shadbolt, Pierre Gauvreau, and York Wilson. Contemporary landscapes by Genevieve Jost & Christian Deberdt.
December, 2018 to January, 2019.
Angus Trudeau and Jim Logan: From Memory Angus Trudeau and Jim Logan: From Memory
An exhibition of Trudeau's visionary mixed media collages from the 1970s, drawn from his life spent almost entirely on Manitoulin Island and contemporary artist Jim Logan's dark humanist paintings that, while affectionate and sometimes humorous, also speak to the need for restoration of identity and self-awareness within Canadian Indigenous communities. Presentation at 2 pm on Saturday December 8 by multi-disciplinary artist and curator Barry Ace who will speak about Trudeau's work and legacy. Ace is a band member of M'Chigeeng First Nation, Manitoulin Island and is an accomplished and award-winning writer and educator.
November 27 to December 15, 2018.
Rita Letendre: 90th Birthday Celebration & Exhibition Rita Letendre
90th Birthday Celebration & Exhibition.
November 3 to 22, 2018.
Mark Prent: Excursions Mark Prent: Excursions
Mark Prent: Excursions.
October 3 to 27, 2018.
The Hand and the Fire - The Life and Work of Sylvia Lefkovitz The Hand and the Fire
The Life and Work of Sylvia Lefkovitz.
September 8 to 29, 2018.
The World of Colour The World of Colour
Highlighting the abstract artist's impulse to experiment with pure colour and form, this group exhibition brings together lyrical, expressionist works of bright colours and bold, layered textures that captivate the eye and mind. Artists represented include Scott Plear, Charles Robb, Philip Mix, Graham Peacock, Cynthia Chapman, and Pauline Conley.
July 29 to August 30, 2018.
Coast to Coast Coast to Coast
This exhibition focuses on contemporary and historical Canadian artists working in landscape, stretching from the east to west coast. Each artist brings their own interpretation and individual style to memorialize our country and commemorate its unique, diverse vistas. Featuring the works of Graham Fowler, Peter Gough, Catherine Perehudoff, Jeff Willmore, and E. Robert Ross.
July 7 to July 27, 2018.
Carl Beam and Bob Boyer: Radical Artists Carl Beam and Bob Boyer: Radical Artists
An exhibition of works by two of the most influential second-generation Canadian Indigenous artists. Bob Boyer (1948-2004) is a Métis artist whose abstracted, symbolic landscapes are an expression of the artist's deeply held cultural beliefs. Carl Beam (1943-2005), Ojibwa, employs a range of media, including painting and printmaking to explore tensions between Western and Aboriginal relations.
June 13 to July 6, 2018.
Painters 11 Exhibition Painters 11 Exhibition
Painters 11 (P11) is a group of Toronto-based Abstract Expressionist painters that formed in 1953. This group wanted to challenge the dominant culture of figurative art of the times by bringing Abstract Expressionism to the spotlight.
May 8 to June 9, 2018.
Québécois & Les Automatistes Artists Exhibition Québécois & Les Automatistes Artists Exhibition
Featuring the following artists: Marcel Barbeau, Léon Bellefleur, Marcelle Ferron, Lise Gervais, Jean-Paul Jérôme, Fernand Leduc, Rita Letendre, Alfred Pellan, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Claude Tousignant. Les Automatistes was a revolutionary artistic movement that surged during the 1940's in Quebec under the leadership of Paul-Émile Borduas. Borduas wrote the Refus Global manifesto, an essay that challenged traditional Quebec values by opening up to more international ideas. The movement believed in experimenting by creating new forms of nonfigurative and abstract paintings.
April 5 to April 28, 2018.
Figurative Exhibition Figurative Exhibition
Figurative Exhibition, featuring the following Gallery artists: Karo Alexanian, Philip Mix, Daphne Odjig, Harold Town, Carol Wald and Henry Wanton Jones.
March 9 to April 3, 2018.
Drawing Exhibition Drawing Exhibition
Featuring Canadian Inuit, historical and contemporary drawings.
February 10 to March 3, 2018.
Alex Janvier - Retrospective Exhibition Alex Janvier - Retrospective Exhibition
Retrospective Exhibition: 1975-2017.
Opening reception: January 20th, 2018 at 1:00 PM. Exhibition closes February 9, 2018.

Note: sold indicates the piece has been sold.

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.