On Saturday, April 18th Ingram Gallery opens two solo exhibitions - Jon Claytor's new series 'Naked' in the north gallery and 60 years of Jack Nichols' 'Paintings, Drawings and Lithographs' in our south gallery. Please visit the gallery throughout the run of these exhibitions for an opportunity to take in two passionate figurative based artists' unique takes on the human condition.
Jon Claytor's contemporary energetic gestural nudes, complemented by Jack Nichols' historical mixed media pieces bursting with emotion and dreamlike imagery, make for a dynamic month at Ingram Gallery.
Please join us at the gallery Saturday, April 18th for a double opening celebration between 2 and 4pm. Jon Claytor and family will be in attendance, as well as dear friends of Jack Nichols. Both Jon Claytor and Jack Nichols are strong visual voices and the new works superb!!
>> Jon CLAYTOR, 'Naked'
18 April - 7 May
Claytor works in contrasts, the dual nature of his subject matter now paired with the marriage of painting & drawing. 'Naked' features new large scale figurative works with candy coloured, sumptuous surfaces and strong lines. Male / Female, gravity and grace, innocence and experience - human emotion explored through body language and gesture. Further playing off the mind/body and Adam and Eve dualities, the figures in 'Naked' are inspired by one female model and one male model.
>> Jack NICHOLS, 'Paintings, Drawings and Lithographs'
18 - 30 April
Jack Nichols was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1921. Working alongside F.H. Varley and Louis Muhlstock, Nichols went on to be an official war artist in the 1940s. From a Guggenheim fellowship to having his lithographs exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1958, Jack Nichols' achievements in Canadian Art are most notable.
Nichols' first solo exhibition at Ingram Gallery features 'Paintings, Drawings and Lithographs' from over half of a century.