Carl Beam and Bob Boyer: Radical Artists
June 13 to July 6, 2018

Carl Beam  ·  Bob Boyer

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.

Carl Beam

Untitled (Eagle)sold
Untitled (Eagle)
mixed media on paper, 30" × 21"
New Medicinesold
New Medicine, 1979
acrylic and mixed media on canvas, 68" × 50"
Red Boxsold
Red Box, 1999
oil on canvas, 62" × 47"
Rockets etc.
Rockets etc.
A/P, 22" × 30"
Sadat I
Sadat I, 1982-3
ceramic bowl, 14½" (D)
Sadat II
Sadat II, 1982-3
ceramic bowl, 14" (D)
Sitting Bull and Appearance
acrylic on paper, 22" × 30"
Untitled, 2000
Untitled, 2000
mixed media on paper, 11½" × 16"
Untitled (Mishibijiw - Underwater Panther), 1992
pottery, 10" × 12½"
Untitled (Collage)
Untitled (Collage)
mixed media on paper, 28" × 25"
photo transfer, 13¾" × 11"

Bob Boyer

Acoma Flyway
Acoma Flyway, 1996
acrylic on paper, 29½" × 21¾"
Duck & Dive at St. Ignatius
Duck & Dive at St. Ignatius, 2001
oil on canvas, 24" × 30"
Etowah Hills
Etowah Hills, 1996
oil on canvas, 30" × 35"
In the Middle of the Shell
In the Middle of the Shell, 1997
oil on canvas, 44" × 42"
Keepers of the Fire
Keepers of the Fire, 1999
acrylic on canvas, 24" × 30"
Mackay Crossing
Mackay Crossing, 1999
fresco on wallboard, 44" × 72"
Once in a Blue Moon you see a Buffalo in the Sky
Once in a Blue Moon you see a Buffalo in the Sky, 1989
pastel on paper, 44" × 30" each (diptych)
Sitting Bull's Camp at Big Beaver
Sitting Bull's Camp at Big Beaver, 2002
oil on canvas, 24" × 30"
We Go to The Hills to Pray
We Go to The Hills to Pray, 2002
oil on canvas, 30" × 40"


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 Letendre

It is with profound sadness that Gallery Gevik announces the passing of our dear friend Rita Letendre, one of Canada’s most renowned, trailblazing artists. She passed away on November 20, 2021 after a long illness. She was 93 years old.