Angus Trudeau and Jim Logan: From Memory
November 27 – December 15, 2018

Angus Trudeau  ·  Jim Logan

Gallery Gevik is pleased to present an exhibition showcasing the visionary mixed media collages of Odawa artist Angus Trudeau and the darkly humanist slice of life paintings of contemporary artist Jim Logan. 

A member of the Wiikwemkoong First Nation and life-long resident of Manitoulin Island, Odawa artist Angus Trudeau (1908-1984) drew inspiration from his early years working as a lumberjack and as a cook on the commercial ships that frequently crossed Lake Huron.  This exhibition of historically important works comes almost entirely from the collection of Reynolds J. Mastin whose family owned a general store in the village of Manitowaning on Manitoulin Island that would become a hub for many local artists including Daphne Odjig and Blake Debassige.   

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.

Angus Trudeau

Baiefin Spanish Companysold
Baiefin Spanish Company
gouache on card, 29" × 39"
Caribou (Two Ferry Boats)sold
Caribou (Two Ferry Boats)
mixed media on bristol board, 21¾" × 28"
Deer on Hillsidesold
Deer on Hillside
mixed media on board, 21¾" × 28"
Germanicsold
Germanic
collage on hard wood, 20¾" × 47½"
Harness Racingsold
Harness Racing
mixed media on board, 22" × 28"
Harrison, Owen Soundsold
Harrison, Owen Sound
mixed media on bristol board, 22" × 28"
J.D. Hamill (Tugboat)sold
J.D. Hamill (Tugboat)
mixed media on bristol board, 21¾" × 28"
Majestic 1908sold
Majestic 1908
mixed media on heavy card, 19½" × 47½"
The Manitoulin and Hutchinsonsold
The Manitoulin and Hutchinson
mixed media on bristol board, 17 1/2" × 28"
Moosesold
Moose
mixed media / collage on board, 22" × 28"
Sulkies Racingsold
Sulkies Racing
oil on bristol board, 22" × 28"
Red Canoe - Park Scenesold
Red Canoe - Park Scene
oil on masonite, 18" × 23¼"

Jim Logan

Bringing Home Groceries
Bringing Home Groceries, 2008
acrylic on board, 11" × 14"
Cape Dorset Spring
Cape Dorset Spring, 2008
acrylic on board, 11" × 14"
The Goalie
The Goalie, 2018
acrylic on canvas, 30" × 40"
Going to the Meeting
Going to the Meeting, 2018
acrylic on canvas, 24" × 30"
Grandma a Moose!
Grandma a Moose!
acrylic on canvas, 30" × 36"
Hiding from Black Cars
Hiding from Black Cars, 2018
acrylic on canvas, 30" × 40"
I Remember an Old Man Who Knew the Language of Birds
I Remember an Old Man Who Knew the Language of Birds, 2018
acrylic on canvas, 30" × 40"
The Pest
The Pest, 2011
acrylic on canvas, 12" × 16"
The Snoop
The Snoop, 2011
acrylic on canvas, 12" × 16"


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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.