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The month of October at Ingram Gallery, Toronto is art filled and most artful! Opening at 11am on Thursday, 6 October is Brian Burke's 11th solo exhibition with the gallery.  On deck in this issue of Ingram Art News!: Brian Burke: Incidentals, Art Toronto 2011 -- the 12th annual Toronto International Art Fair, new artist at the gallery Peter Mitchell and a preview of Rachel Berman's solo ahead this November.



Brian BURKE (RCA) 

6 - 26 October . 2011


Exhibition opens at 11am Thursday, 6 October 


A group of paintings which lead the viewer to believe that together they form some greater narrative. ~ Brian Burke (RCA), 2011


 Brian Burke - You know as much as I do
When we view a work of art, are we considering the work in itself, or do we consider it as a piece in a mysterious puzzle?  With nine new canvases sewn together in a specific installation pattern -- has Burke set out to piece together a 'fabulatory' tale? 


You'll have to join us at the gallery and experience the exhibition to decide for yourself. Incidentals beautifully re-enforces that the viewer is integral in completing the cycle of inspiration, creation and appreciation.  

Brian Burke (R.C.A.) was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in 1952.  


He studied design at Holland College (1971-73), and Fine Art at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (1974). His work has been supported by the P.E.I. Council of the Arts and by the Canada Council for the Arts. He is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. 


The paintings are in a figurative tradition with an emphasis on an even balance between form and content. The work contains elements of social commentary sometimes employing satire. A more Das Alte Schloss der Templar universal reading of the work alludes to isolation and alienation in today's society. 


Recent projects include the completion of a commission for the Confederation Centre Art Gallery and art fair Karlsruhe, Germany and Toronto International Art Fair.  


- From The Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art, 2011 


As with all solo exhibitions at the gallery, please be in touch to request a PDF of the catalogue and further exhibition information.


Art Toronto 2011   

The 12th annual Toronto International Art Fair   

>> Booth 302 

28 - 31 October -- Metro Toronto Convention Centre


Art Toronto - 2011 Toronto International Art Fair


Art Toronto is Canada's only international modern and contemporary art fair. In its twelfth year, Art Toronto has become an event of national importance attracting all major stakeholders in the national arts community, including the nation's most important cultural institutions, major visual arts professionals, collectors and patrons.

Claytor We are Snow In addition to the great art you've come to expect, this year Art Toronto 2011 presents Vidéothèque, an on-site video screening salon where fair visitors can escape the crowds and engage with a selection of curated video works.  Be sure to catch Jon Claytor's 2011 short We are Snow as part of this special programming.
d by a line from Gilles Vigneault's classic French Canadian song Mon Pays...

Mon pays ce n'est pas un pays, c'est l'hiver
(My country isn't a country, it's winter)

...and a fascination with repetition in nature, weather, relationships and thoughts.  This short film tells the story of two people destined to repeat their actions in the search for something new.  They are snow.  Falling, melting, falling, melting, year after year.        

Please be in touch for further information on Ingram Gallery at Art Toronto 2011.


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Peter Mitchell - Webbed Aluminum Lawnchair #4
We welcome artist and award-winning illustrator Peter Mitchell to the gallery.  Mitchell's work can be found in the LA Times, The Boston Globe, and The Globe and Mail.  A graduate of Sheridan College in 2002, Mitchell lives and works in Toronto.  Mitchell recently received great accolades for his bold, gritty illustrations in i.d.: Stuff that Happens to Define Us (Kate Scowen & Peter Mitchell, Annick Press Ltd., 2010).  Mitchell runs The Leslieville School of Art, with his wife and fellow artist, Sara Sniderhan.

Clearly Canadian, Mitchell's Webbed Aluminum Lawnchair series is ripe with nostalgia and fresh in its line quality.  Mitchell is currently in studio with new works in the series underway.


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Savoy Grill
3 - 23 November . 2011

Exhibition opens at 11am Thursday, 3 November

One of the most anticipated solo exhibitions in the gallery's history opens Thursday, 3 November.  Having travelled to Toronto for inspiration and returned to the West Coast of Canada for creation -- Berman has produced a remarkable new collection.  Berman's solo promises to leave a lasting impression with works from large scale oil on panel to intimate studies of people and place.

from all of us  


Burke The Search Proved Fruitless
Saturday socials are going strong at the gallery this fall.  We enjoy your visits as much as we do your requests we receive through email.  With Brian Burke (RCA) on the gallery walls, the Art Fair ahead and Berman up next -- we cannot think of a better time than now to enjoy the city, your gallery and culture in Canada!

See you at the gallery.


With good wishes,





Tarah Aylward, Director 


Ingram Gallery