Image Makers: Then & Now
August 13 to September 5, 2019

Alex Janvier  ·  Bob Boyer  ·  Carl Beam  ·  Daphne Odjig  ·  Roy Thomas
Norval Morrisseau  ·  Glenna Matoush  ·  Carl Ray  ·  Eddy Cobiness

A group exhibition showcasing the evolution of Indigenous Canadian art from pioneers Norval Morrisseau, Alex Janvier, Daphne Odjig, Carl Ray, Roy Thomas, and Eddy Cobiness, through to contemporary artists, Bob Boyer, Carl Beam and Glenna Matoush.

Alex Janvier

Jacqueline's Birthdaysold
Jacqueline's Birthday, 1973
acrylic on canvas, 36" × 24"
Letting Go
Letting Go, 2006
watercolour on paper, 22" circle
Old Sites (Sante Fe Series)sold
Old Sites (Sante Fe Series), 2009
acrylic on canvas, 24" × 36"

Bob Boyer

Kokum, Moshum Mountains
Kokum, Moshum Mountains
oil on canvas, 24" × 20"
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)

Carl Beam

Black Box Flight Recorder (No Exit)
Black Box Flight Recorder (No Exit), 1999
mixed media on paper, 30" × 22"
New Time
New Time, 1983
watercolour on paper, 30" × 40"
Ojibwe Ancestors-2
Ojibwe Ancestors-2, 1999
mixed media on paper, 30" × 22"

Daphne Odjig

Dance of the Autumn Leaves
Dance of the Autumn Leaves, 1972
pastel & acrylic on paper, 17" × 21"
Faces and Moon
Faces and Moon, 1981
acrylic on canvas, 24" × 22"
Guidance from an Elder
Guidance from an Elder, 2008
coloured pencil on paper, 10¼" × 8¾"
The Clowns I
The Clowns I, 2015
coloured pencil on paper, 12" × 9"
Untitled, 1973
acrylic on paper, 20" × 15"

Roy Thomas

Animal Gatheringsold
Animal Gathering, 1980
acrylic on canvas, 60" × 72"
Brother & Wolf Cry
Brother & Wolf Cry, 1980
acrylic on canvas, 48" × 36"

Norval Morrisseau

Untitled Portrait, c. late 80s / early 90s
Untitled Portrait, c. late 80s / early 90s
acrylic on canvas, 24" × 20"

Glenna Matoush

Sweat Lodge Rama
Sweat Lodge Rama, 2009
mixed media on canvas, 33" × 41"

Carl Ray

Mother Earth
Mother Earth
acrylic on canvas, 30" × 24"

Eddy Cobiness

Red Stern
Red Stern, 1975
acrylic on canvas, 30" × 36"
Yellow Stern
Yellow Stern, 1975
acrylic on canvas, 36" × 24"


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.