Figurative Inventions
January 30 - February 21, 2019

Karo Alexanian  ·  Henry Wanton Jones  ·  Tony Kew  ·  Daphne Odjig
Stuart Reid  ·  Gary Slipper  ·  Carol Wald  ·  Scottie Wilson (1888-1972)

Karo Alexanian

Expression I
Expression I
acrylic on panel, 40" × 30"
Monologue III
Monologue III, 2009
acrylic on panel, 32" × 20"
Univers
Univers, 2007
acrylic on panel, 24" × 30"
Virginité 3
Virginité 3, 1998
mixed media on canvas, 16" × 20"

Henry Wanton Jones

La Muneca, Mexico
La Muneca, Mexico, 2004
oil on board, 36" × 48"
Julia
Julia, 2000
oil on board, 21½" × 17½
Reflections on the Painting - The Glass Eye 93
Reflections on the Painting - The Glass Eye 93, 2002
oil on board, 30" × 36"

Tony Kew

Wicklow Farmer: Portrait of Sean Kavanaugh
Wicklow Farmer: Portrait of Sean Kavanaugh, 1991
acrylic on canvas, 30" × 38"

Daphne Odjig

Emerging from a Dream
Emerging from a Dream, 1980
acrylic on canvas, 30" × 24"
Together in Thought
Together in Thought, 1980
acrylic on canvas, 20" × 18"
Untitled Study
Untitled Study, 1958
pastel on paper, 18⅞" × 26¼"
Guidance from an Elder
Guidance from an Elder, 2008
coloured pencil on paper, 10¼" × 8¾"
Frolicking
Frolicking, 1982
mixed media on paper, 17½" × 15"

Stuart Reid

staring back
staring back
india ink and graphite on mylar, 84" × 42"
life over lifestyle
india ink and graphite on mylar, 84" × 42"
texting
texting
india ink and graphite on mylar, 84" × 42"

Gary Slipper

The Tree
The Tree, 1970
oil on board, 8" × 10"

Carol Wald

A Distant Memory
A Distant Memory, 1994
oil on canvas, 40" × 40"
A Family Outing
A Family Outing, 1999
oil on canvas, 40" × 40"
Allegory (Celebration of Life)
Allegory (Celebration of Life)
oil on canvas, 40" × 40"

Scottie Wilson (1888-1972)

Whisperers
Whisperers, 1954
ink and colored pencil on paper, 25" × 20½"


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.