The Land Imagined

 

Each artist in this exhibition brings their own interpretation and individual style to memorialize our country and commemorate its unique, diverse vistas. Anchoring the show are two exciting contemporary artists: Anong Migwans Beam is a painter from Mchigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island and is inspired by the physical history of place, the natural landscape, and the relationship between water and memory. Jeff Willmore's work has been described as edgy, larger than life, humorous, and occasionally brutal. His works share a presence and energy that are revealed through the act of gouging the paint surface and he speaks with pride about wearing his brushes down to nubs, defying formality and conveying the sheer exuberance with which he expresses his vision.

Additional Contemporary works by Lorne Wagman, Claude de Gaspe Alleyn, Graham Fowler, Catherine Perehudoff-Fowler, Carol Wald and Pierre Patry as well as Historical paintings by William Kurelek, Bertram Brooker, Lowrie Warrener, Arthur Lismer, A.Y. Jackson, F. S. Coburn, Toni Onley and Yvonne McKague Housser.

Contemporary

Red Land
acrylic on panel, 36" x 36"
Jeff Willmore
Evening Beach
acrylic on panel, 36" x 39"
Jeff Willmore
Coming in Late, Fishing island
oil on panel, 48" x 60"
Jeff Willmore
Turtle Swimming
oil on canvas, 62" × 48"
Anong Migwans Beam
Through the Trees, April 3rd, 2013
watercolour , 22" × 30
Lorne Wagman
Watercolour Collage #5, 2019
watercolour & collage, 40" × 59"
Lorne Wagman
Water and Organic Life in Motion
oil on canvas, 36" × 48"
Graham Fowler
A Symphony of Waves and Ripples, 2018
acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36"
Catherine Perehudoff-Fowler
Water Slide, 2015
oil on canvas, 32" × 48"
Graham Fowler
Bear Inlet, Unexpected Visitors, 2019
acrylic on panel, 22" x 30"
Claude de Gaspe Alleyn
A Warm Sunny Day, 1995
oil on wood box, 11" × 14" x 2"
Carol Wald
Farm Scene, 1995
oil on wood box, 10" × 14" x 2"
Carol Wald
Magma
mixed media on canvas, 30" × 40"
Pierre Patry
Solstice
mixed media on canvas, 40" x 30"
Pierre Patry
Journey to Naples
acrylic on canvas, 18.75" x 24"
Catherine Perehudoff-Fowler

Historical & Post-War

sold
The Kavanaugh Homestead, Bancroft, ON Irish in Canada Series, 1976
mixed media on board, 24" x 24"
William Kurelek (1927-1977)
Umbrella Tree, 1950
oil on board, 30" x 24"
Bertram Brooker (1888-1955)
Madawaska River, Calabogie, ON, 1961
oil on board, 10.5" x 13.5"
A.Y. Jackson (1882-1974)
Sunday Morning, St. Fabien
oil on board, 8" × 10"
A.Y. Jackson (1882-1974)
Untitled (Peggy's Cove), 1946
oil on panel, 14.5" x 16.25"
Arthur Lismer (1885-1969)
Lumber Camp at Night, Skeena River, BC, 1931
oil on board, 9" x 12"
Lowrie Warrener (1900-1983)
June Morning
oil on board, 10" × 13"
Herbert S. Palmer (1881-1970)
Figure on a Country Road, Summer
oil on panel, 14" x 10.25"
Frederick Simpson Coburn
(1871-1960)
Swamp in Georgian Bay
oil on canvas board, 16" x 20"
Yvonne McKague Housser (1897-1996)
River to the Sea, 1980
oil on board, 20" x 24"
Toni Onley (1928-2004)
Dolman's Bay, 1980
oil on board, 20" x 24"
Toni Onley (1928-2004)
Mt. Tarawera, New Zealand, 1980
oil on board, 20" x 24"
Toni Onley (1928-2004)


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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.