Line & Image: Historical & Contemporary Drawings
February 15 to March 7, 2020

Stuart Reid  ·  Harold Town  ·  Shuvinai Ashoona  ·  Bertram Brooker
Albert Franck  ·  Rita Letendre  ·  Arthur Lismer  ·  J.W. Morrice
Kathleen Munn  ·  Daphne Odjig  ·  Leon Bellefleur

A group exhibition featuring historical and contemporary Canadian drawings in a variety of media. Artists include J.W. Morrice, Arthur Lismer, Bertram Brooker, Kathleen Munn, Rita Letendre, Harold Town, Daphne Odjig, Leon Bellefleur, Stuart Reid & Shuvinai Ashoona.

Stuart Reid

cellist
cyclist
india ink and graphite on mylar, 42" × 84"
texting
texting
india ink and graphite on mylar, 42" × 84"
staring back
staring back
india ink and graphite on mylar, 42" × 84"
Shoppers
Shoppers, 2014
india ink & graphite on mylar, 22½" × 29½"
Idle Summer Idyll
Idle Summer Idyll, 2018
soft pastel on paper, 23½" × 23½"

Harold Town

Oliver Hardy, #613
Oliver Hardy, #613, 1971
bruch, ink, wash & rubber cement
resist on orange canson
, 20" × 24"
Bug Walk #27
Bug Walk, 1983
mixed media, 30½" × 22"
Toy Horse #284
Toy Horse #284
mixed media on paper, 23½" × 23½"
Untitled (Mythologies God Series), 1976
Untitled (Mythologies God Series), 1976
graphite on water colour paper, 27½" × 33¼"

Shuvinai Ashoona

Camp Panorama (CD-148-65d-93/94-37/71/73/76/81/103)
Camp Panorama, 1993
CD-148-65d-93/94-37/71/73/76/81/103
ink on paper, 8" × 26"
Untitled
Untitled, 2019
CD-148-2301-abd-2019
coloured pencil & ink on paper, 45" × 5½"
Waterfall, 1993
CD-148-10d-93/94
felt-tip pen / ink on paper, 20" × 26"
Untitled Abstraction, 1999-2000
felt-tip pen/ ink on paper, 24" ×18"
Untitled (Camp Scene),1995
CD-148-76d-95/96
felt-tip pen / ink on paper, 26" × 6½"
Untitled, 2019
CD-148-2241-abd-2019
coloured pencil & ink on paper, 50" × 32"

Bertram Brooker

Road-Side Shrine, Quebec
Roadside Shrine, Quebec, 1946
watercolour on paper, 13½" × 10½"

Albert Franck

Untitled (Toronto Scene), 1955
ink on paper, 19" × 23"

Rita Letendre

Soleil
Soleil, 2000
pastel on paper, 10¼" × 11"
RL-57-18
RL-57-18, 1957
ink on paper, 12" × 9"

Arthur Lismer

Stone Anchor on Pier
Stone Anchor on Pier, 1940
ink on paper, 11¾" × 16½"
Chair
St. Oswaldo Bought a Chair for His Middle-Sex Femmina, Carrying the Chair Home, Portrait of a Man, Chez Pierre, 1942
ink on paper, 9" × 23½" (complete)

J.W. Morrice

Beach in Brittany
Beach in Brittany
pencil on paper, 4" × 6¼"

Kathleen Munn

Agony in the Garden (Passion Series)
Agony in the Garden (Passion Series), c. 1934
ink wash on paper, 15" × 22"
Landscape with Pine
Landscape with Pine
graphite on paper, 11" × 15"
Still Life with Apple and Jug
graphite on paper, 13.5" x 10.5"

Daphne Odjig

Exercise in Graphite
Exercise in Graphite, 1958
graphite on paper, 8¾" × 11¾"

Leon Bellefleur

Hippocampe aux enaux d'etat, 1952
ink on paper, 16" x 18"


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.