Nicholas Metivier Gallery

Born 1946, Toronto, Ontario


2016 Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2012 Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2009 Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
Small Fugatives, Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC
2006 Approach, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto, ON
2005 Reality and Reflection, Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC
2004 Melbourne – Toronto, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Conventions Answers and Other Notions, The Art Company, Toronto
2001-03 The Salt Paintings, Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto
2001 Axiom of Harmony, Winchester Galleries, Victoria, BC
1999-2000 Ontario traveling exhibition, Art Gallery of Peel, Brampton, ON
1989-1999 Sable-Castelli Gallery, Toronto
1988 Grunwald & Watterson, Toronto
The Welch Gallery, Ottawa, ON
1987 The Welch Gallery, Ottawa, ON
Atelier Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1986 Torbolton Oaks Gallery, Ottawa, ON
Grunwald Gallery, Toronto
1985 Grunwald Gallery, Toronto
1983-1984 Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB
1983 Grunwald Gallery, Toronto
1982 Anna Leonowens Art Gallery, (N.S.C.A.D), Halifax, NS
Mercer Union, Toronto
1981 Trinity Paintings, Glendon Art Gallery, York University, Toronto
Institute of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
1980 The Ydessa Gallery, Toronto
1977 Artist’s Cooperative, Toronto
1976 Romance and Finance, Artist’s Cooperative, Toronto
1975 Centre for Contemporary Art, Toronto
1972 Hart House Gallery, University of Toronto


2015 These Five Things, curated by Micah Lexier, Birch Contemporary, Toronto
2013 Chroma, Nicholas Metivier Gallery. Toronto
2008 Evans, Kluniser, Shuebrook, Studio 21, Halifax, NS
2005-06 Spell, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
2006 Critics Select, The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Beach, New Jersey
2005 Square, Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
1999 Case Studies, Harbourfront Art Centre, Toronto
1997 Toronto Abstract Painters, James Allen Gallery, Toronto
1996 Fire and Ice: Contemporary Canadian Geometric Abstraction, Art Gallery of
Mississauga, ON
1995 Milieu: Of Order of Presentation, S.L. Simpson Gallery, Toronto
1991 Ric Evans, Ron Shuebrook, Ron Martin, Burlington Cultural Centre, Burlington
1990 Abstract Practices, The Power Plant, Toronto
1989 10th Anniversary Show, The Welch Gallery, Ottawa, ON
1987 Faculty Exhibition, Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver, BC
1986-87 Formalist Encounters, Woodstock Public Art Gallery, ON
1984 Toronto Painting ’84, Art Gallery of Ontario
1983 Watercolours, Glendon Gallery, York University, Toronto
1982 Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, NS
1981 Recent Acquisitions, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
1981-82 Viewpoint: 29 by 9, Art Gallery of Hamilton, ON
1980 Toronto, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, AB


  Agnes Etherington Art Gallery, Kingston, ON
Art Gallery of Northumberland, Cobourg, ON
Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Bank of Montreal, Toronto
Cadillac Fairview, Toronto
Canada Council Art Bank, Ottawa
Cineplex-Odeon Corporation, Toronto
Davis Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa
Hart House Gallery, University of Toronto
Macdonald-Stewart Gallery Art, University of Guelph, Ontario
Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt, Toronto
Nordstrom, Toronto
Phoenix Petro Limited
The Palace Pier, Toronto
Toronto Dominion Bank, Toronto


  Nasgaard, Roald. “Abstract Painting in Canada”, Douglas & McIntyre, 2008
Mays, John Bentley. “A Return to Square One” The National Post
Dault, Gary Michael. “Ric Evans and David Craven at The Art Company” The Globe and Mail, 31 July, 2004
Nind, Sarah. "Ric Evans." Canadian Art Fall 2003
Rockwell, Steve. “Insec Var, Ric Evans at Sable-Castelli” d’Art International, Fall 2001
Wylie, Liz “Ric Evans” Canadian Art, Fall 2001
Dault, Gary Michael. “Ric Evans at Sable-Castelli” The Globe and Mail Toronto, 14 April, 2001
Dault, Gary Michael. “Ric Evans at the Sable-Castelli Gallery” The Globe and Mail Toronto, 16 October, 1999
Jordan, Betty Ann. The Globe and Mail. 18 October, 1997.
Mackay, Gillian. The Globe and Mail. 13 September , 1997.
Mackay, Gillian. The Globe and Mail. 11 January, 1997
Campbell, James D. "Ric Evans." Depth Markers Montreal: E.C.W. Press, 1995: 125-147.
Taylor, Kate. The Globe and Mail. 27 November, 1994.
Taylor, Kate. "Review." The Globe and Mail Toronto, 8 May 1992
Campbell, James D. "Abstract Practices." Toronto: The Power Plant Contemporary Art at Harbourfront Centre, 1991
Genereux, Linda. "Ric Evans, Defending the bastion of abstraction." C Magazine Toronto, Spril 1991: 2.
Labossière, Robert. "Abstract Practices." Parachute Montreal, October-November 1991
Mahoney, Jeff. "An Apology for Abstract." The Hamilton Spectator Hamilton, 30 October 1991
Mays, John Bentley. "Abstract need the hard sell." The Globe and Mail Toronto, 26 March 1991
Dault, Gary Michael. "Focus& on Ric Evans." Canadian Art Spring 1989
Hume, Christopher. "Review." The Toronto Star Toronto, 21 April 1988
Hume, Christopher. "Abstract Veteran Evans throws a soft new curve." The Toronto Star, 10 Oct 1986
Hume, Christopher. "Evans exhibits relaxed new angle." The Toronto Star Toronto, 22 March 1985
Hume, Christopher. "Review." The Toronto Star Toronto, 28 December 1985
Bowers, Robert. "An interview with Ric Evans." artscanada January 1984
McKay, Shona. "78 Variations in search of a theme." Mclean's Toronto, 22 October 1984
Mays, John Bentley. "Review." The Globe and Mail Toronto, October 1981
Mays, John Bentley. "Evans gives rigid geometry a new push." The Globe and Mail Toronto, September 1980
Kolisnyk, Peter. "Ric Evans - Copper Wedge, Cobalt and Grey Series." Artist Review Toronto, November 1977
Skoggard, Ross. "Ric Evans, Robert McNealy and Jaan Poldaas at Artists' Cooperative Toronto." Art in America November-December 1976
Kritzwiser, Kay. "A Space turns talent&." The Globe and Mail Toronto, 24 February 1973
Marshall, W. Neil. "Toronto Letter." Art International Summer 1973
Scott, Tom. "Sampling Toronto's newest art exhibitions." The Varsity Toronto, 11 February 1972
Weiler, Merike. "Canadians measure up internationally." The Toronto Star Toronto, 11 February 1972
Lord, Barry. "The retuen of Romanticism." The Toronto Star Toronto, 3 January 1970
Sable, Jared. "Hart House Filling the Void." The Telegram Toronto, 25 October 1969