Louis de NIVERVILLE
The Gang's All Here
13 - 30 November . 2010
Opening celebration with Louis de Niverville
Saturday, 13 November 2-5pm
When I create an image, it's an event. I'm trying to instill a sense of surprise and irony and play. Without it, I find life boring and dimensionless. Life has layers, so many possibilities ~ Louis de Niverville
Louis de Niverville heats up the walls this November with The Gang's All Here. Painted collage, wit and whimsy collide in theatrical settings -- life's a stage! The dream-like quality beckons the active viewer to be drawn in to open up the narrative. Whether personal or universal in meaning, de Niverville's family of characters, symbols and motifs are re-visited, grouped anew and playfully presented for the viewer to interpret.
The Matisse of his generation, de Niverville manifests a vital, visually opulent art of reverie...
~ Betty Ann Jordan, Louis de Niverville:
The Art of Reverie (2007)
Join Louis de Niverville here at the gallery on Saturday, November 13th from 2-5pm. In addition to the 20 new works being released, we also have copies of de Niverville's 2007 catalogue and earlier de Niverville works available.
Please contact the gallery for a full PDF catalogue of all new works in the exhibition.
>> Additional works can be viewed online here.
New from Studio
Recent weeks have seen many new works in from studio. Kate Grigg captured the arrival of autumn in and around Orillia, Ontario in a full fan of colour. Ryan Price has two new works in, the first new drywall pieces since his amazing June solo of this year. We are also featuring new winter landscapes by Barry Hodgson and compelling figurative oil on linen works by Scott Owles.
Please follow the links below to see more:
Kate Grigg -- Ryan Price --
Barry Hodgson -- Scott Owles
The Cat's Pajamas
2 - 18 December . 2010
Reception & Signing with Wallace Edwards: Saturday, 4 December 2-4pm
Kids Can Press and Ingram Gallery present Wallace Edwards: The Cat's Pajamas Book Launch, Signing and Exhibition of original works.
... Edwards won the Governor General's Award for children's illustration for his book 'Alphabeasts'. He is clearly passionate about animals - the ones around him, but also the ones he draws. His eyes are calibrated to pick up the faintest lines, the slightest grooves on the skin's surface: bumps, scales, the textured edge of a feather. His right hand, trained at the Ontario College of Art, expertly maps the mess of stubble on a pig's snout, the chaotic jungle of a lion's mane. One look at his illustrations and you get a strong sense of what he sees if he stares at those ducks long enough. ~ Josh Knelman, Call of the Wild, Quill & Quire
Please click here for The Cat's Pajamas recent press from Toronto Life.
Left to Right: Barry HODGSON, Scott OWLES, Sean YELLAND, Ryan PRICE
On the floor of the fair we were all so aware of the importance of personal relationships between artists. Sara Sniderhan's portrait of Rachel Berman hanging beside Berman's latest work illustrated the beauty of shared relations and cross influence as meaningful conversations unfolded in front of the two masterpieces.
Sniderhan recently blogged about her connection with Rachel Berman: It is enlightening being a friend of hers -- my art and my nerves are better for it.
We are thankful for the Canadian art community and the vibrant talent that we represent. Visits to the gallery often lead to meaningful connections and unexpected discoveries!
We look forward to welcoming you at Louis de Niverville's opening reception between 2 - 5pm Saturday, November 13th.
With happy wishes,
Tarah Aylward, Director