The Art Caravan did not and will not, unfortunately, see the retrospective show of Alex Janvier’s work at the National Gallery of Canada, which runs until April 17.
Alex Janvier, as you may know, was one of the artists of the Indian Group of Seven, or the Professional Native Indian Artists Association, formed in 1973..
Russell Smith’s article in the Globe and Mail brought the show to my attention. He provides a thoughtful analysis of the work. Click here to read it. After all, there’s still time to get to Ottawa.