Alex Janvier – Modern Indigenous Master

Discover the universal language of Alex Janvier, one of Canada’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, in this major retrospective at the National Gallery of Canada.

This retrospective celebrates Janvier’s life-long career devoted to art, knowledge and creativity. Featuring more than 150 paintings and drawings, the exhibition invites visitors to fully explore the artist’s distinct style, with its vivid colours and calligraphic lines.

On display are renowned masterpieces such as Untitled (1986) and Lubicon (1988), as well many drawings from his early years spent at residential school. Also included is an entire room of circle paintings, an unusual shape of artwork mastered by Janvier. Several of the works presented are on view for the first time.

Don’t wait. Immerse yourself in Alex Janvier’s universe at the National Gallery of Canada.

Start Date:

November 25, 2016 12:00 am

End Date:

April 17, 2017 8:00 pm


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