>> 19 March - 9 April
Reception: Saturday, 21 March 2-4pm
Ingram Gallery is pleased to share that we will be opening an important exhibition of the works of Marcelle Ferron on Thursday, March 19th at 11:00am. The exhibition will feature significant canvases from 1947-1997. The 50 year retrospective looks to showcase the incredible talent and palpable passion of Ferron's unique lines and bold vision.
The painted works of Marcelle Ferron might be compared to Riopelle, de Kooning, even Motherwell. In fact, Ferron's art, like her life, is as independently genuine, relevant and archetypal of a period in modern art as any of the above. Born in Quebec in 1924, Ferron joined Paul Emile Borduas and the Automatistes in the early 1940s. The only woman to sign the Réfus Global, Ferron championed an approach to art that rejected the figurative and formal traditions of her Beaux Arts training. Her early canvases are visceral studies of the post-war psyche that bare witness to a period of re-birth and reinvention in French Canadian Art. (AJ Lloyd, 2009)
Jon Claytor Studio Visit
Quebec features prominently in this issue of Ingram Art News! as earlier this Winter we visited Jon Claytor in studio in Montreal's east end. It was a cold grey day as we approached the studio. The stunning contrast of walking into Claytor's studio to the matte sky outside still lingers in my mind's eye - candy coloured, sumptuous surfaces and brilliant lines! Collectors and friends alike will share in the experience as these new works will be unveiled in April for Claytor's upcoming 2009 solo exhibition,'Naked'.