55 Woodlawn Ave
Mississauga, ON, L5G 3K7
Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or by Appointment
Year Established: 2007
Gordon Forbes Halley
Gary Michael Dault
Jack Hamilton Bush
Molly Joan Lamb Bobak
Frank Leonard Brooks
Thomas Sherlock Hodgson
Kenneth Campbell Lochhead
Gordon Appelbe Smith
Harold Barling Town
Ronald York Wilson
George Franklin Arbuckle
Frederick Henry Brigden
Ralph Wallace Burton
Stanley Morel Cosgrove
Francois B. De Blois
Berthe Des Clayes
Ernest Alfred Dalton
Lionel Lemoine FitzGerald
John Colin Forbes
Henry George Glyde
James Edward Gordaneer
James Lillie Graham
Frederick Stanley Haines
Randolph Stanley Hewton
Yvonne McKague Housser
Alexander Young Jackson
Frances Anne Johnston
Andreas Christian Gottfried Lapine
John Douglas Lawley
Frederick Nicholas Loveroff
John Goodwin Lyman
Manly Edward MacDonald
Jean Munro MacLean
Doris Jean McCarthy
Henri Leopold Masson
Henrietta Mabel May
Hal Ross Perrigard
George Douglas Pepper
Robert Wakeham Pilot
Joseph Francis Plaskett
Addison Winchell Price
Peter Clapham Sheppard
William Hughes Taylor
William Percival Weston
Alfred Joseph Casson
John William Beatty
Frank Hans Johnston
John Edward Harvey MacDonald
Frederick Marlett Bell-Smith
Walter Joseph Phillips
12/5/2015 - 12/19/2015
Opening Saturday, December 5, 1 - 4 pm
Rumi Galleries is pleased to announce its Winter Exhibition, opening this December. Featuring a selection of paintings, drawings and sculptures, the exhibition juxtaposes fine historical and contemporary art within the context of the approaching season. Including pieces by Jean McEwen, Manly MacDonald, John Hartman, Fiona Kinsella and Margaret Glew among others, the Winter Exhibition offers a chance to view the visual and thematic relationships between works across a variety of styles and genres.
Past Meets Present - Artists from the Isaacs Gallery
4/10/2014 - 4/26/2014
Opening Saturday, April 12, 12-4 PM
Rumi Galleries is pleased to present our annual exhibition of historical and contemporary Canadian art. This year we are paying homage to artists who exhibited at the Isaacs Gallery. The exhibition will include, but is not limited to, works by Michael Snow, Greg Curnoe, Robert Markle, Dennis Burton, William Ronald, Gordon Rayner, William Kurelek, Richard Gorman and Joyce Wieland.
Frank Leonard Brooks - A Canadian Abroad
3/8/2014 - 3/29/2014
Opening Saturday, March 8, 12-4 PM Born in London, England, Brooks came to Toronto with his parents at an early age. For a year, he took evening classes at the Toronto Central Technical School (c. 1928) and at the Ontario College of Art for six months under Frank Johnston. He then traveled and painted in England, France, Spain, and in the United States in Woodstock, New York. On his return to Canada, he settled in Toronto and in 1935 married Reva Silverman. He taught drawing, painting and graphic arts at the Northern Vocational School, was active in art circles and participated in most of the major exhibitions in Canada and the U.S. He joined the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve in May 1943. During his posting as a war artist (August 1944 - May 1946), he painted the movements of an aircraft carrier in the waters of Scotland and the activities of mine sweepers and motor torpedo boats in the English Channel off Normandy.
Following his discharge, he went to Mexico on a grant to study and decided to take up residence there with his wife Reva. There he developed an abstract style using collage, acrylic, watercolor, oil and casein that is used in his work from the 60's and 70's.
His work is represented in the Art Gallery of Ontario, National Gallery of Canada and the Mexico City Museum of Modern Art.
Paul Fournier - Small Paintings
10/3/2015 - 10/17/2015
Opening Saturday, October 3, 1 - 4 pm
Rumi Galleries is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition of small-scale paintings by Paul Fournier.
Born in Simcoe, Ontario, Paul Fournier came to Canada as a student in 1959, studying at the Ontario College of Art.
Painting with a lyrical fluidity, Fournier fills his canvases with bold colours and ephemeral shapes to create a sense of poetry in his work. The inspiration he finds in music as well as his travels through exotic landscapes is a catalyst for the sense of wonder that drives Fournier's creative process. High concentrations of colour combined with the intimate scale of the paintings in this exhibition, allow them to radiate with an intensity that is reflective of the phenomena of nature. The confidence behind his brushwork adds a sort of precision to his intuitive process, as he transforms paint into the energy alive in his work.
Often referred to as an "exotic modernist", Fournier's paintings have brought him international recognition as an artist. Major exhibitions of his work have been held in Toronto, Guelph, Hamilton, Edmonton, Houston and Washington D.C.
Fournier, now in his 70s, exemplifies a career span of fity years as an artist and counting.
Gershon Iskowitz - Visionary Landscapes
2/8/2014 - 2/22/2014
The vision of Canadian landscape painting was forever changed in 1967 when Gershon Iskowitz took a ride in a helicopter from Winnipeg to Churchill, Manitoba. Flying over the land he discovered more space and brighter colours than he had ever thought possible.
What followed were a series of solo exhibitions with Gallery Moos, the purchase of Seasons I by the National Gallery of Canada and his representation of Canada at the XXXVI Venice Biennial.
This was a pivotal moment in Iskowitz's career and in this exhibition we want to show the progression that led to this change and the transformative paintings and watercolours that were a result of it.
With a selection of artworks spanning two decades we invite you to experience the Visionary Landscapes of Gershon Iskowitz
2/20/2016 - 3/5/2016
Opening Saturday February 20, 1 - 4 pm
This February, Rumi Galleries will present an exhibition of works by artists from the Isaacs Gallery as a tribute to Avrom Isaacs (1926 - 2016) and his instrumental role in the growth of Canadian art.
Isaacs was a leading Canadian art dealer who fostered the careers of countless emerging artists and cultivated Toronto's creative community, shaping taste and establishing an audience for new modes of expression. Isaacs saw the potential in Canadian artists and supported them through their rapid growth and artistic evolution. Soon, the Isaacs group became the new wave of avant-garde art in the Canadian art community and many continued to be recognized internationally. From the painterly abstraction of William Ronald, to the sensuality of works by Markle and Burton, Isaacs collected based on instinct and provided a platform for artists who are now an integral part of Canadian art history.
Av's Eye brings together significant works by artists from the Isaacs group, including Greg Curnoe, Gordon Rayner and Dennis Burton among others, recognizing the diversity of Av's taste and highlighting the impact he had on Canadian art.
Sorel Etrog - Sculptures from the Estate
11/14/2015 - 11/28/2015
Opening Saturday, November 14, 1-4 pm
Rumi Galleries is pleased to announce its exhibition of sculptures by the renowned Canadian artist, Sorel Etrog. The exhibition will span two decades of Etrog's career, featuring several of his works in bronze from the early 1960s to the mid 1970s. Consisting of elaborately knotted shapes and interlocking parts, Etrog's sculptures relate the abstracted human form to ideas of industrialization, connection and continuity.
A member of the Order of Canada and a Chevalier dans L'Ordre des Arts et Lettres in France, Etrog's work is represented in major capitals of the world, and is included in permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C.; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Tate Gallery, London; and Musée d'Art Moderne, Paris, among others.
Matthew Varey - Tapestries
9/12/2015 - 9/26/2015
Opening Saturday, September 12, 1-4 pm
Rumi Galleries is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition of works by Matthew Varey, focusing on his wool and linen tapestries.
Reminiscent of maps, camouflage and aerial views of the earth, the tapestries are, in essence, elements of war woven into something soft. Using wool and linen, Varey captures the sense of comfort found in camouflage when there is a potential for trauma. Varey's tapestries are a seamless juxtaposition of the good and bad that exists in every situation. They deliver the message that we will be okay.
Matthew Varey has exhibited in six countries, in more than fifty solo shows and a hundred group exhibitions including Art Fairs in North America and Europe. Museum exhibitions include the Fondazione Bevilacqua, la Masa in Venice and the McMaster Museum of Art.