Curator's Choice 2021

 

A group exhibition of paintings by Canada's most celebrated Post-War artists, including Jack Shadbolt, Gordon Smith, Fernand Leduc, Marcelle Ferron, Serge Lemoyne, Pierre Gauvreau, Jean-Paul Jerome, Dennis Burton, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Kazuo Nakamura, Ron Bloore, York Wilson, William Ronald and Harold Town.

Dark Expelled, 1960
oil on canvas, 45.5" x 35"
Jack Shadbolt
Diamond, c. 1966-67
oil on canvas, 25" × 29.5"
Gordon Smith
Biomorphic, 1986
acrylic on canvas, 53" x 49"
Jack Shadbolt
Untitled, 1958
oil on canvas, 8" x 10"
Marcelle Ferron
Chromatisme Binaire, 1964
oil on canvas, 18" x 15"
Fernand Leduc
Untitled, 1959
oil on canvas, 20" x 24"
Jean-Paul Riopelle
Untitled (Blue, White, Red), 1976
acrylic on canvas, 30" x 30"
Serge Lemoyne
Collage, 2006
collage on paper, 8" ×12"
Gordon Smith
Abstraction, 1973
oil on canvas, 15" x 18"
Marcelle Ferron
Suspension, 1968
oil on canvas, 31" x 24"
Kazuo Nakamura
sold
Foire d'empoigne, 1978
acrylic on canvas, 20" x 26"
Pierre Gauvreau
Shadows Landing, 1961
oil & aluminum on canvas, 48" x 60"
Dennis Burton
sold
Les clochettes-deux, 1994
acrylic on canvas, 22" x 29"
Jean-Paul Jerome
Les fond marins, 1975
acrylic on linen, 13" x 22"
Jean-Paul Jerome
Suite P.M. 1917 #42, 2004
mixed media on paper
Claude Tousignant
Indian Summer, 1973
oil on board, 12" × 16"
York Wilson
Foret sans nom, 1962
oil on canvas, 25.5" × 32"

Leon Bellefleur
Untitled, c. late 1980s
mixed media on paper, 32" × 39.5"

Ray Mead
Brushline Series #26, 1997
oil on masonite, 48" x 72"
Ron Bloore
Baby Fats, 1978
oil on canvas, 20" × 20"

William Ronald
Untitled, 1956
acrylic on masonite, 11" × 14"

William Ronald
Light Support, 1980
oil on canvas, 75" x 75"

Harold Town
The Promontory of Polycrates, 1956
drawing, collage, monoprint, 23.5" ×18.5"

Harold Town
Stages #38, 1987
mixed media on paper, 26" × 26" x 4" (shadow box)

Harold Town

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.