The Path of No Choice
etching, ed. 72/99, 18" × 14"
Heading For the Winter Camp, Lake Superior, 1994
acrylic on canvas, 16" x 20"
God of the Wilderness
etching, ed. 34/95, 32" x 24"
Michael Robinson Artist Biography
Michael Robinson (b: 1948; d: July 27, 2010).
Michael Robinson continues his exploration into the spiritual realm by illuminating the spatial monumentality of the world in which we live. People are insignificant beings in relation to the universe and the linear comprehension of time is challenged.
Michael Robinson questions history through juxtaposed images that represent fragments of time. Surreal landscapes come alive and the human realm is easily metamorphosized into the animalistic and the spiritual.
Robinson writes: "There is great mystery in the actions of a spiritual man as he goes about his life, weaving in and out of the mystery of the earth's spiritual state of being. I find myself more and more being drawn to the need to record this ever-changing mystery. Not to dissect it or label it, but just to touch it with my brush, my pencil or my words. Of late, I have been exploring the use of light, light sources and colour to better understand and move freely on this path I have chosen. These images I leave behind."
- McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinberg, ON
- Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, QC
- Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, ON
- Glenbow Art Institute, Calgary, AB
- Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa, ON
- Museum of Anthropology, Denver, Colorado
Daphne Odjig, Canadian Indigenous Artist and Icon Dies at 97.
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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 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)