Rita Letendre & Kosso Eloul
From November 14, 2020

Rita Letendre & Kosso Eloul: One Union Two Art Icons. This exhibition takes an intimate look at Rita Letendre's hard-edge paintings of the 1960s and 70s and Kosso Eloul's signature geometric sculptures in aluminum, steel, and alpi verdi marble.

Rita Letendre

Killala-II, 1977
acrylic on canvas, 61.5" × 61.5"
Untitled, 1966
acrylic on canvas, 40" × 48"
Hayam
Hayam, 1974
acrylic on canvas, 36" × 72"
Systeme Astral I, 1966
acrylic on canvas, 30" × 24"
Esan II, 1978
acrylic on canvas, 36" ×72"
Lodestar Trail
Lodestar Trail, 1969
acrylic on canvas, 39½" × 32¾"
Sharav, 1973
acrylic on canvas, 42" × 66"
Silent Echo II, 1978
serigraph, 40/100, 20" × 25.75"
Onseer, 1978
acrylic on canvas, 42" ×72"
     

Kosso Eloul

Duo, 1971
solid aluminum, 16" x 13" x 7"
Klausso, 1981
stainless steel, 7' × 1'2" × 1'2"
Gori, 1980
aluminum, ed. 1/3, 14" x 7" x 22"
Variation on Time, 1973
alpi verdi marble, 9.75" x 50" x 14"
Opento, 1966
painted steel, 15" × 11" ×8"
sold
Time, 1976
wall collage , 22" x 30" x 3" (shadow box)
Enigma, 1980
stainless steel, 21" × 21" × 5"
Raatz, 1989
aluminum, 7¾" x 19¾" x 9½"
Shaari, 1980
aluminum, ed. 1/3, 11" x 20" x 11"
Shalom II, 1978
aluminum, 14" x 16" x 6"
Meeting Place (maquette)
aluminum, 10½" × 22" × 9"
Untitled, 1982
aluminum, 16" x 12" x 5"
Tori, 1980
aluminum, ed. 1/3, 12" x 17½" x 17½"
Unexplainable-U, 1972
aluminum, 12" x 18" x 6"
Untitled, 1982
aluminum, 16" x 12" x 5"
Duo, 1968
aluminum, 8" x 6" x 3½"
Meeting Place, c. 1984
brushed steel, 37" x 21" x 13"
Lamalo, 1980
aluminum, 21" x 17" x 22"
Sculptos II
screenprint, A/P, 21.5" × 33.5"
Eluding I, 1971
screenprint, ed. 8/75, 19.5" × 25.5"
Illusion (To Monique)
screenprint, 21.5" x 33.5"
Eluding II, 1972
screenprint, ed. A/P, 19.5" × 25.5"
Equinox, 1975
aluminum, 17" x 17" x 4"
Eluding III, 1971
screenprint, ed. 3/75, 19.5" × 25.5"


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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.