Jamaican born artist 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.

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.

The show started on November 26,2020 and will end on January 30,2021. 


Owen Gordon: Towards the Horizon exhibition walkthrough from Nicholas Metivier Gallery on Vimeo.

The Nicholas Metivier Gallery was founded in 2004. Today, it is one of the largest contemporary galleries in Canada. The focus of the gallery since its inception has been to represent and promote Canadian and international artists from different generations that demonstrate exceptional quality and originality in all media, with a focus on contemporary painting and photography.