Sean YELLANDHome and Away5 - 25 NovemberReception with the Artist - Thursday, 5 November 5-8pm
On Thursday, 5 November we open Sean Yelland's 6th solo exhibition
with Ingram Gallery. A long time Toronto favourite, Yelland continues to successfully thread through every solo a new way of looking. How long do we spend viewing
a painting? What are we looking at? Notable in the new works in Home and Away
is that the artist has us looking at what we cannot see, as Yelland has created compelling compositions where much of the 'action' is off the picture plane.Toronto Life, November 2009A detailed painting shows the vast pastel fašade of a modern highrise. Looking closer, one notices more than an average number of people on balconies and behind windows. What's happening? A catastrophe? A parade? Such are the ambiguous queries of Sean Yelland, whose Magritte-style vignettes meld beauty, absurdity and majesty. After a series of urban landscapes, Yelland returns to figures for this show.
- David Balzer
A strong collection of mid to large scale canvases will hang alongside
a fresh and exciting concept that the artist has worked into the
exhibition. Yelland's new Voyeur Series
takes us through the windows
and into the lives of the people that inhabit his iconic apartment
buildings. We will get to know the guy who dines alone, the lady with
the broom and the sexy couple with the dog. From dance parties to
arguments, from a leaking roof to a man passed out - Yelland's fresh
vignettes provide a slice of life often left unseen and undiscussed.(For those unable to attend, please be in touch to receive the Home and Away exhibition guide.)
Jack NICHOLS (1921 - 2009)
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of famed Canadian artist Jack Nichols
. Nichols passed away peacefully late last month in Toronto. NICHOLS, Jack - 1921-2009 Celebrated Canadian War Artist, Jack Nichols, passed away, Thursday, October 22, 2009 in Toronto. Jack had a long career as a figurative painter and lithographer. His drawings, paintings and prints hang in numerous galleries across Canada including the National War Museum, National Art Gallery and Art Gallery of Ontario. He was also a terrific mandolin player. Although he was a loner by nature, his sensitive observations of the human condition revealed a deep connection to those around him. He will be missed. Thank you to all the caring staff and nurses at Baycrest- Apotex Centre, including Tessie, Joyce, Olga and Beverly. A memorial will be held at the Toronto Necropolis Chapel, 200 Winchester Street, Saturday, November 21 at 2 p.m.- Toronto Star, October 24 - 26 . 2009
Please be in touch should you require any further information on the memorial. Ingram Gallery is honoured to represent the Estate of Jack Nichols.
Congratulations to Rachel Berman on her recent Governor General's Award nomination. Berman has been nominated in the category of Illustration for children's literature for the her incredible watercolours illustrating the Tundra Book title: Bradley McGogg the Very Fine Frog. Written by Toronto based writer Tim Beiser, 'Bradley McGogg the Very Fine Frog' was launched at Ingram Gallery in March of this year to huge success. The winner will be announced at 10am on November 17th in Montreal.
>> Author & Artist signed copies available at the gallery.
L x W x D
3 - 17 December
Exhibiting in Toronto since the 1980s, Lammirato is in studio preparing for his first solo exhibition at Ingram Gallery. A recent move to Calgary has Lammirato returning to Toronto for the opening night reception of L x W x D on Thursday, 3 December between 5-8pm. Stay tuned to the next issue of Ingram Art News! for a full profile of Lammirato's new three dimensional works.
Our compliments to the collectors of Harold Town and Barker Fairley. After our art-filled October, we are thrilled with the awareness, appreciation and great press to match for two renowned Canadian artists with an international reach. Art Toronto 2009 was also a great event with enthusiastic art lovers out in great numbers. Our congratulations to gallery artists Shaun Downey and Yann Leroux as both artists were featured in this year's Art Toronto catalogue. In addition, Downey was selected by the Art Dealer's Association of Canada (ADAC) to hang on their masterpiece wall. Shaun Downey's Holly in Yellow was installed in the ADAC booth during the Fair for all to enjoy.
As we wrap up this issue, we invite you to join us for a great Art Party! We look forward to seeing you and Sean Yelland at the gallery on Thursday, 5 November between 5-8pm.
With warm wishes,
Tarah Aylward, Director