Ingram Gallery


Promised in our last issue and arriving with autumn, October is here - the month of ART!

A very warm welcome to the many new friends now receiving Ingram Art News!. We will soon have a complete archive of all issues (since 2007) on our website. Ingram Art News! has become an important way to keep you up to date on gallery events and more. This issue is so rich in art that we better get right to it.

On Thursday, October 1st at 11am we open 'Barker Fairley: The Great Canadian Fact'. On exhibit in our south gallery the exhibition features Fairley's confident lines and serene colours in his landscape, figurative and still life works.

In our north gallery on Thursday, October 8th at 11am we open 'Harold Town: Works from 1952 - 1987'. Please join us for our reception during the afternoon of Saturday, October 10th as our two sensational exhibitions dovetail into one great art celebration!

All this and more as we head down to the Toronto International Art Fair (Art Toronto 2009) from October 22 to 26. Great new works, information and many fun links ahead - enjoy!

Town 2009

North Gallery

Harold Town 'Works from 1952 - 1987'
>> 8 - 28 October . 2009

If you catch only one art event this fall - be sure that it is Harold Town at Ingram Gallery, announced by Toronto Life (Oct. 2009) as the #1 must-see art event of the season. Opening on Thursday the 8th of October at 11am this is an incredible opportunity to acquire important work by one of Canada's brightest art stars. In addition to significant oils from both the Parks and Snaps series, the exhibition features 'Aggressive Abstract' from 1952, 'War Shadow' from 1960, a 'Vale Variation' on paper (1975-76) and stunning Single Autographic Prints from the early 1950s. Please contact the gallery for a full catalogue.
Town 'Enigma'

Harold Barling Town was one of the most widely exhibited and frequently honoured artists of his generation or of his country. He showed at the Venice and Sao Paulo Biennials, at Kassel and Lugano, in New York and London, in Paris and Cologne. His work was acquired by the Tate Gallery, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Cleveland Museum, and many others, as well as by all the major institutions in Canada. He was awarded numerous international prizes, especially for his Single Autographic Prints; he received honorary degrees and the order of Canada; he was delighted to have his drawings censored by the Vatican, and petulant when his drawings were not among those erotic works subpoened by Toronto's police at the Eros '65 exhibition at the Dorothy Cameron Gallery in the spring of 1965.

- David Silcox (1997): 'Magnificent Decade - Harold Town: 1955-1965'

South Gallery

Barker Fairley
>> 1 - 17 October . 2009

Fairley 2009

I don't know anybody who has one Barker Fairley... - Gary Michael Dault, BBC (1981)

Painter, scholar and critic, Barker Fairley returns to the gallery walls in his third formal exhibition at Ingram Gallery. In addition to the minimal landscapes and figurative 'facial landscapes' that we all love, the works available include Fairley's rare still life works - 'cheeky' flowers as the artist liked to say. In addition to the collection of paintings, we have several titles available on Fairley, including the 1980 limited edition Freidland catalogue by Paul Duval.
Arts and Letters Club


Art Toronto

Art Toronto 2009 / Toronto International Art Fair

>> Booth 302

Ingram Gallery has been planning and preparing for Art Toronto all year! It is hard to believe that the art-filled month of October has already arrived! We always look forward to our time at the Fair and to seeing you there. This year's Fair is top notch - with a strong lecture series and fresh new ideas.

Collectors and art lovers Andrew Bellwill descend on Toronto October 22 - 26th, when Art Toronto once again makes the city the focal point for the visual arts in Canada. The international fair for modern and contemporary art is collaborating with museums, cultural groups and sponsors to highlight Toronto's dynamic contemporary art scene.

In addition to its 100 international fine art exhibitors, the Fair is partnering with the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, The Power Plant, the Art Gallery of York University, the Varley Art Gallery and the Art Dealers Association of Canada in the presentation of numerous exhibits, programs and talks. - Art Toronto 2009

The 10th annual Toronto International Art Fair - 'Art Toronto' takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre 22 - 26 October. You will find Ingram Gallery in the first row as you arrive - Booth 302. See you at the Fair!



Yelland studio

Sean Yelland 'Home and Away'

>> 5 - 25 November . 2009

A recent visit to Sean Yelland's studio took us from hiding under the bed to opening up the engine on a highway out of town. Travelling with Yelland through the superb new works had us smiling over great conversation and excitement for his upcoming solo.

Toronto-based painter Sean Yelland opens 'Home and Away' on Thursday, November 5th at 11am. Please save the date for our evening reception with Sean Yelland at the gallery on Thursday, November 5th between 5 and 8pm.

 Town 'Mummers'
As we welcome the month of October and transition into autumn, we are so pleased to have three major art events on deck: Harold Town, Barker Fairley and the 10th Art Toronto International Art Fair. In the spirit of Thanksgiving - we are thankful for Canada's vibrant Art scene!

Be part of the fun and excitement by joining us for our double reception celebration on Saturday, October 10th between 2 and 4pm. We look forward to seeing you at the gallery.

With best wishes,

Tarah Aylward, Director
Ingram Gallery