Québécois & Les Automatistes Artists Exhibition
April 5 to April 28, 2018

Marcel Barbeau  ·  Léon Bellefleur  ·  Marcelle Ferron  ·  Lise Gervais
Jean-Paul Jérôme  ·  Fernand Leduc  ·  Rita Letendre  ·  Alfred Pellan
Jean-Paul Riopelle  ·  Claude Tousignant

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.

Marcel Barbeau

L'arc Di-Dolle
L'arc Di-Dolle, 1962
acrylic on canvas, 25½" × 19½"
La Rosée de la nuitsold
La Rosée de la nuit, 2007
acrylic on canvas, 51.2" × 31½"
Lumiere cru
Lumière Crue, 1962
acrylic on linen, 24" × 18"

Léon Bellefleur

Isle de Noel
Isle de Noel, 1980
gouache on paper, 21¼" × 14¼"

Marcelle Ferron

Abstraction
Abstraction, 1973
oil on canvas, 18" × 15"

Lise Gervais

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

Jean-Paul Jérôme

Abstract Composition
Abstract Composition, 1973-4
acrylic on canvas, 24" × 9"
Les clochettes-deux
Les clochettes-deux, 1994
acrylic on canvas, 22" × 29"
Nature morte avec cruche, citron, deux poires, et verre
Nature morte avec cruche, citron, deux poires, et verre, July 20, 2000
acrylic on card, 11¼" × 15¼"
Verrière ivre
Verrière ivre, 1990
acrylic on canvas, 20" × 28"

Fernand Leduc

Projet 1
Projet 1, 1970
acrylic on paper, 18" × 14"

Rita Letendre

Caravane
Caravane, 1961
gouache on paper, 12" × 16"
Hayam
Hayam, 1974
acrylic on canvas, 36" × 72"
Les Nuits
Les Nuits, 1962
oil on canvas, 36½" × 49½"
Lodestar Trail
Lodestar Trail, 1969
acrylic on canvas, 39½" × 32¾"
RL-54-30
RL-54-30, 1954
pastel on paper, 6" × 9"
Untitled #16
RL-55-16, 1955
casein on paper, 10" × 10"
RL-60-10
RL-60-10, 1960
casein on paper, 4½" × 5¾"
Obstruction Totale
Obstruction Totale, 1966
acrylic on canvas, 40" × 48"

Alfred Pellan

Au delà de la fenêtre, Paris c. 1934
Au delà de la fenêtre, Paris c. 1934
oil on canvas, 32" × 22"

Jean-Paul Riopelle

Composition
Composition, 1959
oil on canvas, 24" × 20"
Triptyque Orange
Triptyque Orange, 1967
ed. 15/75
lithograph, 29.53" × 45.47"

Claude Tousignant

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


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.