The Sense of Abstraction
February 23 – March 16, 2019

Charles Robb  ·  Rick Rivet  ·  Graham Peacock  ·  Pierre Patry  ·  Scott Plear  ·  Philip Mix

Contemporary abstract paintings by Rick Rivet, Scott Plear, Charles Robb, Philip Mix, and Pierre Patry.

Charles Robb

Left Over Dreams
Left Over Dreams, 1991
acrylic on canvas, 47" × 79½"
Toffi, 1995
acrylic on canvas, 36" × 24"
Bouncin', 1981
acrylic on canvas, 28" × 34"

Rick Rivet

Mound - 9
Mound - 9, 2001
acrylic on canvas, 44" × 43¼"
Totemic Figure - 2
Totemic Figure - 2
acrylic on canvas, 68" × 48"
Reversed Tree- 4
Reversed Tree- 4, 2001
acrylic on canvas, 56" × 55"

Graham Peacock

India Suite, Pandaya Dynasties
India Suite, Pandaya Dynasties
painted canvas collage, 30" × 40"
Summer Suite, #20
Summer Suite, #20
painted canvas collage, 24" × 20"

Pierre Patry

Ébleuit, 2009
mixed media on canvas, 28" × 32"
Anabelle Blues
Anabelle Blues, 2006
mixed media on canvas, 20" × 16"
Solstice, 2015
mixed media on canvas, 30" × 40"

Scott Plear

Wedge Core
Wedge Core, 2013
acrylic on canvas, 44" × 27"
Wild Core
Wild Core, 2009
acrylic on canvas, 28" × 73½"

Philip Mix

Green Yacht
Green Yacht, 2016
oil on linen, 36" × 28"
Regatta, 2017
oil on linen, 36" × 30"
Water Circles #2
Water Circles #2, 2015
oil on linen, 44" × 48"


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.