Curator's Choice
June 18 to July 4, 2019

Ronald Boaks  ·  Dennis Burton  ·  Yvonne M. Housser  ·  Rita Letendre
Kenneth Lochhead  ·  Jock Macdonald  ·  John McKee  ·  Kazuo Nakamura  ·  Toni Onley
Graham Peacock  ·  Charles Robb  ·  William Ronald  ·  Harold Town

A group exhibition of new additions to the gallery, including abstract paintings by Ronald Boaks, Harold Town, Dennis Burton, Graham Peacock, Kazuo Nakamura and Jock Macdonald, landscapes by Ken Lochhead, Yvonne McKague Housser, Toni Onley and John McKee.

Ronald Boaks

Sarabande, 2010
acrylic on canvas, 40" × 60"
Searching for the Inexplicable
Searching for the Inexplicable, 2007
acrylic on canvas, 46" × 48½"

Dennis Burton

Shadows Landing
Shadows Landing, 1961
oil and aluminum on canvas, 48" × 60"

Yvonne M. Housser

Swamp in Georgian Bay
Swamp in Georgian Bay
oil on canvas board, 16" × 20"

Rita Letendre

Spring Time
Spring Time, 1983
acrylic & airbrush on canvas, 69" × 44"

Kenneth Lochhead

Gatineau Sail
Gatineau Sail, 1997
oil on panel, 24" × 32"
Special Location
Special Location, 1997
oil on panel, 24" × 32"

Jock Macdonald

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

John McKee

Country Road, Country Sky - Summer
Country Road, Country Sky - Summer, 1987
acrylic on canvas, 48" × 42"

Kazuo Nakamura

Suspension, 1968
oil on canvas, 30.7" × 23.7"

Toni Onley

Mount Tarawera, N.Z.
Mount Tarawera, N.Z.
oil on board, 20" × 24"

Graham Peacock

May Suite, #6
May Suite, #6
painted canvas collage, 30" × 40"

Charles Robb

Lady Blues
Lady Blues, 1989
acrylic on canvas, 35½" × 79½"

William Ronald

Scott's Vision
Scott's Vision, 1997
acrylic on canvas, 48" × 36"

Harold Town

Toy Horse #325
Toy Horse #325, 1982
mixed media on paper, 18" × 22"
Vale Variation #235
Vale Variation #235, 1976
coloured crayon on paper, 19½" × 25½"


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.