Andrew Bell

Here we go! May 2010 brings two paint-based solo exhibitions to Ingram Gallery. PEI native and Royal Canadian Academy artist Brian Burke launches his newest series Sincerely B. at 11am on Thursday, May 6th.  Song of Myself, Kate Grigg's poignant return to the streets of old, opens Saturday, May 8th.Bell  Installation 

A warm welcome to the new collectors we met over the course of Andrew Bell's April solo, Moterwerks 8: Entropika. The exhibition brought many new people to the gallery engaged by the artist's unique process and iconic imagery.

The walls are fresh, the neighbourhood is hopping -- join us at the gallery in the lovely month of May.

Brian BURKE (RCA)Brian Burke
Sincerely B.
6 - 25 May . 2010

Exhibition opens at 11am, May 6th ~ Gallery open until 8pm

An 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  

Brian Burke

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.

Brian Burke


Song of Myself
8 - 25 May . 2010

Artist's Reception: Saturday, 8 May 2 to 4pm

Kate Grigg

Kate 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!

Kate Grigg
"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.



Different Strokes
3 - 22 June . 2010

Artist's Reception: Thursday, 3 June 5 to 8pm

Exhibited first publicly at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre in Ryan PriceGuelph, Ontario, Ryan Price's drywall works have become emblematic of his career. Well received at the Toronto International Art Fair and widely collected through his first solo exhibition of the works at Ingram Gallery in 2008, Price's genius returns to the walls next month. Different Strokes will feature the much loved drywall pieces, as well as his renown printmaking. Rounding out the exhibition will be the most exquisitely executed small scale drawings.

Save the Date for our summer evening reception with Ryan Price: Thursday, 3 June from 5-8pm.


Film & Art >> Hot Docs

We enjoy the marriage of Art & Film a great deal. From the film and video works of Jon Claytor to the recent Film Noir solo exhibition of Sharon Okun, film and art spill into each other quite frequently at Ingram Gallery.  Hot Docs, North America's largest documentary festival is on until May 9th. The box office is right beside the gallery (55 Avenue Road). Multi-task in Yorkville this May: Art and the best of film all on Avenue Road!

from all of us

A great week lies ahead for art and good times at Ingram Gallery. Join us first thing in the morning for Brian Burke's opening day on May 6th, hop on the Yorkville Art Walk between 6:30-8:00pm the same night, or make it a weekend visit to meet Kate Grigg and enjoy artful conversation on Saturday the 8th of May. On behalf of all at Ingram Gallery, we look forward to seeing you soon.

With happy wishes,

Tarah Aylward, Director
Ingram Gallery