• OWEN GORDON

    TOWARDS THE HORIZON

    NOVEMBER 26, 2020 - JANUARY 30, 2021

  • Owen Gordon’s first solo exhibition at Nicholas Metivier Gallery presents a survey of seminal examples of his work from the 1980s to the present. A careful observer of life with a passion for people, Gordon illuminates different narratives with vibrant colours and patterns. In addition to being a prolific painter, Gordon is also a sculptor and writer. Over the last four decades, he has experimented with different styles including portraits, landscapes, still lifes and abstractions. While his influences stretch as wide as Pablo Picasso to Tom Thomson, at the core of Gordon’s work is his rich life story.

     

    Born in Jamaica, the landscape and music was formative in his approach as a young artist and still is to this day. At the age of 38, Gordon emigrated to Canada where he worked for the City of Toronto until his recent retirement. He never stopped painting throughout his career, but rather used his daily experiences and the people he read about or encountered, to fuel his practice.

     

    Presented in partnership with Black Artists’ Network In Dialogue (BAND), part of the proceeds from sales will be directed to BAND emerging Artists exhibitions program, which allows BAND Gallery to provide support to Black Artists who have not had the opportunity to showcase their work in a professional gallery setting.

     

    Gordon had his first solo exhibition in Toronto at Black Artists’ Network In Dialogue (BAND) in Summer 2020. His work is currently included in When Night Stirred at Sea, a group exhibition featuring contemporary Caribbean art at Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA).

  • © David Hartman, Hayfire Media

  • Owen Gordon, Fleet, St. Beach, 1995

    Owen Gordon

    Fleet, St. Beach, 1995

    oil on cotton denim
    24 x 24 in.

     

    $ 3,000.00
  • Owen Gordon, Fabric Study, 2001

    Owen Gordon

    Fabric Study, 2001
    oil on board
    23 x 30 in.

     

    $ 3,500.00
  • Owen Gordon, Homage to Carmen Manley, 2012

    Owen Gordon

    Homage to Carmen Manley, 2012
    oil on canvas
    27 1/2 x 18 in.
     
    $ 3,000.00
  • From capturing vignettes of the urban environment, landscapes, domestic scenes, still lifes and portraits – of real or imagined characters – to global politics and events, his work opens a vibrant window onto the world we collectively inhabit, but to the realities of which we are often oblivious.

     

    – Curatorial exhibition statement, A World Asleep But Me at BAND Gallery, Toronto

    • Owen Gordon Dandelion, 1991 pastel on paper 11 1/2 x 9 in.
      Owen Gordon
      Dandelion, 1991
      pastel on paper
      11 1/2 x 9 in.
      $ 1,000.00
    • Owen Gordon Untitled, 2002 mixed media on paper mounted on canvas 4 x 6 in.
      Owen Gordon
      Untitled, 2002
      mixed media on paper mounted on canvas
      4 x 6 in.
      $ 600.00
    • Owen Gordon The Tree, 2003 mixed media on paper mounted on canvas 6 x 4 in.
      Owen Gordon
      The Tree, 2003
      mixed media on paper mounted on canvas
      6 x 4 in.
      $ 600.00
  • Owen Gordon, The Frustrated Despots, 2014

    Owen Gordon

    The Frustrated Despots, 2014
    oil on canvas
    41 x 37 in.
     
    $ 5,000.00
  • Owen Gordon, Homage to Cecil Baugh, 2015

    Owen Gordon

    Homage to Cecil Baugh, 2015
    oil on canvas
    23 x 1/2 x 15 3/4 in.
     
    $ 2,800.00
  • Owen Gordon, The Blue Teapot, 1992 - 1993

    Owen Gordon

    The Blue Teapot, 1992 - 1993
    oil on canvas
    16 x 24 in.
     
    $ 2,800.00
  • Owen Gordon, The End of Free Speech, 2017

    Owen Gordon

    The End of Free Speech, 2017
    mixed media on paper
    27 x 33 in.
     
    $ 2,400.00
  • Owen Gordon, The Nidas Agenda, 2019

    Owen Gordon

    The Nidas Agenda, 2019
    mixed media collage
    28 x 22 in.
     
    $ 3,000.00
  • Owen Gordon, The Cafe, 1988

    Owen Gordon

    The Cafe, 1988
    oil on canvas
    28 x 24 in.
     
    $ 3,500.00
  • Owen Gordon, The Jonkonnu Dancer, 2020

    Owen Gordon

    The Jonkonnu Dancer, 2020
    pastel on paper
    30 x 22 1/4 in.
     
    $ 3,200.00