Place of Origin: Historical & Contemporary Indigenous Art

 

A group exhibition of paintings by some of Canada's most celebrated Indigenous artists including Carl Beam, Alex Janvier, Glenna Matoush, Daphne Odjig, Rick Rivet, and Bob Boyer.

Various Concerns of the Artist, 1984
artist proof print, 46" × 30"
Carl Beam
New Time, 1983
watercolour on paper, 30" × 40"
Carl Beam
100 Years Quantum Mysteries, 1999
mixed media on paper, 30" × 22"
Carl Beam
Ojibwe Ancestors-2, 1999
mixed media on paper, 30" x 22"
Carl Beam
By Then Koan, 1985
mixed media on paper, 30" x 22"
Carl Beam
Black Box Flight Recorder (No Exit), 1999
mixed media on paper, 30" x 22"
Carl Beam
Untitled (Letter Home Koan), 2000
mixed media on paper, 16" x 11.5"
Carl Beam
Gaggosh Muukshaan, 2009
acrylic/mixed media on wood, 40" × 30"
Glenna Matoush
sold
Shakin' in the Tipi, 1988
acrylic and oil on blanket, 65" × 45"
Bob Boyer
sold
Sand Strata in Fountain, 1975
gouche on paper, 22" × 30"
Alex Janvier
Spring Time Prosperity, 1990
watercolour on paper, 30" × 23"
Alex Janvier
Good Music Friday, 2012
watercolour on paper, 23" × 30"
Alex Janvier
Tying Tobacco, Spring 1991
oil on panel, 20" x 24"
Bob Boyer
Mackay Crossing, 1999
fresco on wallboard, 44" x 72"
Bob Boyer
In the Middle of the Shell, 1997
oil on canvas, 44" × 42"
Bob Boyer
Franklin Expedition-2, 2018
acrylic on canvas, 43" x 42"
Rick Rivet
Suspension-3, 2010
acrylic on canvas, 44" x 43"
Rick Rivet
Northwest Passage-5, 2019
acrylic on canvas, 66" x 64"
Rick Rivet
sold
A Spiritual Bond, 1996
acrylic on canvas, 28" x 26"
Daphne Odjig
Drummers at the Wailing Wall, 1975
acrylic on paper, 24" x 20"
Daphne Odjig
Flirtation, 1977
ink & gouache, 14" x 11.5"
Daphne Odjig
sold
Nanabush and the Spirit of Winter, 1967
acrylic on paper, 36" x 24"
Daphne Odjig
Trees, 1963
acrylic on board, 30" x 21"
Daphne Odjig
Mirror of My Soul, 1986
acrylic on canvas, 40" x 32"
Daphne Odjig

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.