Sean Yelland


May 2 . 2011 


Toronto-based painter Sara Sniderhan marks the opening of My Name is, her first solo exhibition with the gallery, this Thursday, May 5th.  From Sniderhan's compelling oil on panel figurative works to Barry Hodgson's June solo ahead -- we have many great Sean Yelland ArtSyncimages and details to share with you in this issue.   


We'd like to also take this opportunity to thank everyone who joined us for Sean Yelland's superb opening last month.  This is how I feel all the time was very well received -- our compliments to Sean Yelland and his appreciators!


Click the image on the right for a video interview by Art Sync with Sean Yelland from opening night.




My Name is

5 - 25 May . 2011


Sara Sniderhan   

Reception with the Artist: Thursday, 5 May, 5-8pm


People are endlessly fascinating to me ~ Sara Sniderhan 


Enraptured by people and paint, Sara Sniderhan goes straight to panel with her long, flat Mongoose brushes.  The traditional metrics of her tools and ground balance beautifully with Sniderhan's contemporary subject matter.  


Sniderhan's portrait of Rachel Berman unveiled at the Toronto International Art Fair last autumn, acted as a springboard for the new works in My Name is.  Of equal interest is that Sniderhan's portrait of Enrico Colantoni, from her appearance in the premier season of Bravo's Star Portraits, is now in the National Portrait Gallery of Canada's permanent collection.

Sara Sniderhan Art of Seeing 


The work in 'My Name is', is a deep exploration into oil paint, flesh colour and figurative painting. I let go of narrative elements and just tried to make paintings that are, that breathe and vibrate with life. I tried to stay loose, going straight to panel with paint -- no preliminary drawings, no planning, no attachments. (Sniderhan, 2011) 


Drawing subject matter from her immediate life, Sniderhan has painted her maestro (John Angel), her dealer, family members, fellow artist Sean Yelland, old friends and new.  When asked how she chooses who to paint, Sniderhan points out the three things in common that each sitter shares;

I recognize something of myself in them, I greatly admire something about them, and I thought they would make for a beautiful painting.


Sara Sniderhan 



Preview Sara Sniderhan's new works here: My Name is.



Please contact the gallery for full exhibitions details or to receive a PDF of the catalogue.



Barry Hodgson

Newfoundland, PEI & Ontario
2 - 22 June . 2011

Reception with the Artist: Saturday, 4 June 2-4pm


Awarded a residency at Gros Morne through an international competition, recently featured on the cover of Slate and currently participating in a group exhibition at the Wellington County Museum & Archives, Barry Hodgson's career is on a stellar trajectory.

Barry Hodgson Salmon Point at Rocky Harbour, NL
We are excitedly preparing for Hodgson's solo exhibition Newfoundland, PEI & Ontario opening at the gallery this June.  Working with the great Canadian Fact -- our land and natural environments -- Hodgson paints on site rendering more than what he sees, allowing the mood and moment to become one with his creation.  In a recent studio visit, Hodgson caught our ear when he exclaimed over one of his works, 'the wind helped me paint this one'.


May 2011

Left to right: Harold TOWN, Andrew BELL, Jon CLAYTOR, Alain BONDER

The familiar vehicles that pull up in front of the gallery have been arriving on a regular pace this spring.  Superb new works have just arrived from Andrew Bell, Alain Bonder and Jon Claytor.  Rounding out the mix is a strong  new collection of mid-century masterpieces by Harold Town.  Large scale canvases, works on paper, sculpture and bold abstracts from the wild ones of Canadian art are cued for you this spring at Ingram Gallery.



On behalf of all of us at the gallery we are so appreciative of your visits.  We love seeing you here, and equally enjoy that many of you dialogue with us through email on a regular basis.  Please let us know what you are looking for, what questions you may have and how we can be of help.

Be sure to join us for Sara Sniderhan's opening celebration this Thursday night, as a beautiful collection awaits. 

With good wishes,

Tarah Aylward, Director 
Ingram Gallery Tel. 416/929-2220