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National Gallery of Canada

Alex Janvier

Opening: November 24th, 2016 6pm

Exhibition: November 25th 2016 - April 17th 2017

Scotia Bank Great Hall

Joseph, along with the other members of the PNAI, Inc (Indian Group of Seven), is showing work alongside fellow member Alex Janvier during his incredible retrospective at the National Gallery.

Joseph will be in attendance alongside Alex for the opening. 

This major retrospective celebrates Alex Janvier’s lifetime of creativity, knowledge and perspective, gained through his love of the land, art and Dene culture. Come discover more than 150 remarkable paintings and drawings, including works that have never been on public display and well-known masterpieces. Visitors will have an unprecedented opportunity to appreciate Janvier’s unique style, with its vivid colours and calligraphic lines. He combines Denesuline iconography with Western art styles and techniques, such as automatic painting and modernist abstraction. Universal in appeal, his paintings on paper, canvas and linen reference Indigenous culture and history and explore his experience of residential schools and the effects of colonization.

The strength of the National Gallery of Canada lies in its collection of art, especially Canadian art, and its accessibility to the public across the country. The collection opens the way for appreciation of the finest in artistic expression: The works of art reveal the past, celebrate the present, and probe the future. The collection must be expanded, preserved, interpreted, and used extensively by the public for pleasure and understanding, for research and the advancement of knowledge.


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