Jim Logan

It Broke His Heart
It Broke His Heart, 2009
acrylic on canvas, 11" × 14"
Grandma, A Moose!
Grandma, A Moose!
acrylic on canvas,30" × 36"
The Marriage of Turtle Island
The Marriage of Turtle Island Mother
oil on canvas, 61" × 73"
Midnight Swimmers
Midnight Swimmers
acrylic on board, 16" × 20"
Girl in the Willows
Girl in the Willows
acrylic on canvas, 16" × 20"
Shaman
Shaman, 2008
acrylic on board, 11.5" ×16"
Bringing Home Groceries
Bringing Home Groceries, 2008
acrylic on board, 11" × 14"
Cape Dorset Spring
Cape Dorset Spring, 2008
acrylic on board, 11" × 14"
Going Down to the lake
Going Down to the Lake, 2008
acrylic on canvas, 16" × 20"
The Pest
The Pest, 2011
acrylic on canvas, 12" × 16"
The Snoop
The Snoop, 2011
acrylic on canvas, 12" × 16"
Healing
Healing, 2016
acrylic on canvas, 30" × 40"

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Jim Logan – Artist Biography

Jim Logan was born in 1955 in New Westminster, British Columbia and studied at the Kootenay School of Art in Nelson B.C. Since 1984 he has exhibited his works in over forty venues. Much of his oeuvre is characterised by his many novel approaches to the narrative of Native life from folksy, illustrative work to his current use of erudite parody. In either case, Logan's humour and affection for his culture is tempered by a concern for the restoration of identity and self-awareness within First Nations communities.

Logan laments the low visibility of aboriginal aesthetics in formal art history and uses parody to underscore the hegemony of Western artistic tradition. Thus by "Indianizing" the masters, old and new, he has added new significance, a Native perspective, to the icons of Western art. Logan's essentially post-modern approach in delivering a message through his art is therefore a "questioning of European dominance in all aspects of our culture, not just throughout North America, but...the world [as well]. This general acceptance of European culture as a positive force, an ideal to aspire to and attain...I started questioning...how I've been affected by this, and how my people have been affected by this."

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.