Brian BURKE (RCA)Sincerely B.6 - 25 May . 2010Exhibition opens at 11am, May 6th ~ Gallery open until 8pmAn artwork is not the up-shot of an investigation. It is not the evidence which supports an investigation's findings. A work of art is an image, object or installation that encourages us to be conscious of our effort to figure it out - to become aware of ourselves as incessant interpreters.
~ Carter Ratcliff
As we uncrated the thirteen fresh canvases from Burke's recent studio shipment -- process, pure paint, the art of it all was most front of mind. Brian Burke
works in series. Staying true to his theory and his personal take on his role as an artist, Sincerely B.
is Burke's 9th solo with the gallery. In the words of the artist; "Sincerely B.
is a body of work in which the suppositions sustained by old pictures are questioned on canvas by a painter's detached point of view. The fictionalized results resist attempts to assign to it a specific meaning, but still invites speculation."Paintings
, Ingram Gallery's 2008 Brian Burke publication, will be available at the gallery during the exhibition.
Kate GRIGGSong of Myself8 - 25 May . 2010Artist's Reception: Saturday, 8 May 2 to 4pmKate Grigg
has shown successfully with Ingram Gallery for over twenty years. Song of Myself
opens on Saturday, May 8th and is Grigg's first new solo exhibition since a strategic pause after her 2006 solo, Dreamland
. The new works burst with light and life -- a most masterful and vibrant return!
"When I lost my way painting I returned to all the places I had been -- the way you would if you'd mislaid a pair of sunglasses or a set of keys. I revisited the watercolour days and the early, pre-Shilling oils, then the first work done under Shilling's influence, and what followed his death. I went back and looked at what I'd done with the kind of pang you feel when you stumble across an old photograph of someone who once shone in your life and is now dead.
If anything characterizes the work that has emerged it is light struggling to erupt out of darkness. I hope it combines elements from all those times and places, and I hope it's on its way somewhere, on its way back to me, to all the things I was and am." ~ Kate Grigg (2010)For those unable to attend either exhibition, please be in touch to receive the exhibition guide(s) as PDFs.