Painters 11 Exhibition
May 8 to June 9, 2018

Tom Hodgson  ·  Alexandra Luke  ·  Jock MacDonald
Ray Mead  ·  Kazuo Nakamura  ·  William Ronald  ·  Harold Town

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.

Tom Hodgson

Untitled, 1991
acrylic & oil on canvas, 67" × 56½"
Untitled, 1993
Untitled, 1992
acrylic on canvas, 57" × 66"
Untitled, 1993
acrylic on canvas, 55" × 64"
Untitled, 1995
fabric dated 94, signed and dated 95
oil & acrylic and fabric, 44" × 60"

Alexandra Luke

Abstraction in Gold Tonessold
Abstraction in Gold Tones, n.d.
watercolour on paper, 21 x 17-1/8

Jock MacDonald

Plato's Cave
Plato's Cave , 1960
oil on canvas, 16" × 20"

Ray Mead

Untitled, n.d.
mixed media on paper, 32" × 39½"

Kazuo Nakamura

Untitled (Landscape)
Untitled (Landscape), 1964
watercolour on paper, 14½" × 21½"
Suspension, 1968
oil on canvas, 30.7" x 23.7" 

William Ronald

Chrysanthenum, New York
Chrysanthenum, New York, 1955
watercolour on paper, 16" x 19 "
Gift for Alana
Gift for Alana, 1987
oil on canvas, 12" × 16"
Scott's Vision
Scott's Vision, 1997
acrylic on canvas, 48" × 36"

Harold Town

Painting That Refused to Be a Park
Painting That Refused to Be a Park, 1970-71
oil on linen, 66" × 66"
Ship of Dreams
Ship of Dreams, 1981
oil on linen, 36" × 30"
Snap #53
Snap #53, 1973
oil on canvas, 60" × 60"
Swatches #1
Swatches #1, 1987
pencil and acrylic on plywood, 69" × 31"
Toy Horse #255
Toy Horse #255, 1982
gouache on board, 62½" × 42¼"
Untitled (1956)
Untitled, 1956
single autographic print and collage, 23½" × 18½"
Untitled (1958)
Untitled, 1958
oil and lucite 44 on canvas, 10" × 10"


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.