summer series



  summer series installation 

We are in the mix with the fresh installation of our 4th annual Summer Series. On the walls and in the windows are engaging new works by Andrew Bell, Alain Bonder, Jon Claytor, Travis Shilling, Michael Snow and Harold Town. Ahead in this special summer issue: Travis Shilling at Ingram Gallery, Jon Claytor is big in Japan, Andrew Bell introduces his new KRATE design line and Sean Yelland has been shortlisted.  




Summer Series IVAndrew Bell (Dis)connect  

Summer 2011




Summer at the gallery is always fresh and fun.  We pause from our solo exhibitions and look to new works by gallery artists who are working towards solos and ready to dialogue with art lovers and collectors.  Summer Series IV is a dynamic, continually rotating exhibition that is diverse in subject matter, media and scale.  We invite you to enjoy a visit to the gallery this month and into September -- come and experience all that is new at Ingram Gallery!   





Please link through here to our Summer Series IV exhibition page. 




Travis SHILLING at Ingram Gallery 


Travis Shilling banner  


A lot of the work is about setting, about adapting and about not giving up.    

~ Travis Shilling, 2011


It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome artist, filmmaker and playwright Travis Shilling to the gallery.  A well known name in Canadian art, Shilling has been busy in recent months.  Airing just last week on Bravo! Arts & Minds was a very strong profile of the artist with footage filmed at his studios in Toronto, Rama and also here at the gallery.  In addition, Shilling was well reviewed by the National Post in March of this year for his sensational How to Drown a Fish exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel:

Travis Shilling
Travis Shilling is a paint chronicler. He captures the hidden in the visible - after-effects and fall-outs from events real and imagined. Travis' series, How to drown a fish, marks out territories of disaster and survival. Asking how one drowns a fish is asking the impossible because human and animal alike adapt to inner and outer hardship. Still, people try to drown a fish every day, through damaging the environment or self-destruction. Travis' work reflects a rich imagination and exceptional skill. These paintings juxtapose civilization and the animal world in a narrative dreamscape. 



Please link through here to view additional works by Travis Shilling.     


KRATE: a collaborative design project by Andrew Bell and Luigi Ienzi.


Andrew Bell Krate


We love chairs.  Our appreciation for the art of good design when it comes to where we take a seat is evident when one visits.  From our iconic Eames Fibreglass to our Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer, there is always a most artful seat awaiting you at the gallery.  With this in mind, we were most keen when Andrew Bell announced his new collaborative design project with Luigi Ienzi: KRATE.



KRATE's aesthetic agenda is to create modern, unique, hand-crafted pieces utilizing re-purposed materials: one of a kind objects, antique millwork and reclaimed lumber.


KRATE is a fusion of old-world simplicity and effect, with bold and current design.



On display and available at the gallery are superb examples of what KRATE is creating in 2011.


Jon CLAYTOR: Scarves from Japan


 Jon Claytor Scarves



Charley, a Japanese life style goods company has introduced Jon Claytor to Japan by featuring his iconic watercolours of animals and children on a new line of textiles.  The 'lost in translation' style packaging says it beautifully:



Wrapping cloth drawing by Jon Claytor who is Canadian painter.  It is used in numerous ways other than Jon Claytorenvelopment.  For example you can use for a scarf, robe, bag and so on. Bear shape package is good as a gift.


Jon Claytor is a painter in Toronto, Canada. He has published many works in The United states and Canada since the late 1990s. He also made designs for CD jacket. His nostalgic art work is inspired by his boyhood memory in western Canada.


Only available in Japan, we now have a small collection available for purchase at the gallery.  Each scarf features a different design and is available in two sizes.  



from all of us Sean Yelland Flo



Congratulations to Sean Yelland on being shortlisted for The Kingston Prize.  From nearly 500 submissions the shortlist was tailored down by jury to a group of 30 Canadian painters.  Stay tuned for more details as the gala award ceremony will be held November 10th at the Royal Ontario Museum. 



The Kingston Prize, Canada's National Portrait Competition, is a biennial national competition for contemporary portraits of Canadians by Canadian artists.



Sean Yelland: Flo, 2011 




With many weeks still ahead this summer -- we look forward to seeing you at the gallery!   



With good wishes,





Tarah Aylward, Director 
Ingram Gallery