Petit Tui, Tui, Tui Tui
bronze, 2.5", 3.5" and 5.5"
La lecon privée
bronze, ed. 5/8, 18" × 11" × 9"
Se la couler douce
bronze, ed. 6/8, 15" × 15" × 14"
bronze, ed. 1/8, 20" × 23" × 10"
bronze, ed 4/8, 15" × 10" × 23"
Hélène Labrie Artist Biography
Hélène Labrie is one of those rare artists who discovers his or her talent quite by chance. At seventeen she enrolled in fine-art classes due to a connection she felt with the ambience and atmosphere of that classroom. In an attempt to envelope herself in such a peaceful environment, she enrolled in graphics and communications classes at university.
This course of learning lacked the spirit she found in her earlier art classes. It was in 1978, through chance, that she came across the "Atelier Julien". This ceramics studio in Quebec City was exactly what she had been looking for . There she began experimenting with her unique anecdotal characters. Presently she continues to focus on the figure "confined in an abyss, caught and fixed in the heat of action".
Hélène is represented in many prestigious corporate and private collections including The Royal Canadian Mint, Bombardier, Lavalin and Cinar.
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.
Janvier's major retrospective, "Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master" was recently on display at
the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa. Alex Janvier is one of Canada's most acclaimed contemporary Indigenous artists. His
career of sixty-five years has yielded thousands of paintings, and more than twenty-five murals and
This exhibition has now travelled to the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan until September 10th. The retrospective will end off at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Toronto. No official dates have been announced as of yet. (Photo credit: Kim Griffiths)
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.
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
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