Join us at the gallery on Saturday, September 8th between 11am and 1pm for our Caven Atkins (1907-2000) Gathering Clouds opening reception.  An overview to Atkins' considerable contribution to Canadian art, the exhibition has much on offer for both the senior and novice collector.  With the city back to it all, The Toronto International Film Festival underway, and the neighbourhood bouncing -- start your day with great art and a mimosa at Ingram Gallery on Saturday, September 8th.   
Caven Atkins
Caven Atkins in his studio, 1928       


Gathering Clouds
8 - 29 September . 2012

Opening reception (mimosas & pastries): 11am-1pm Saturday, 8 September

Caven Atkins

[Caven Atkins'] beginnings were shaped by Lionel Lemoine FitzGerald and Fritz Brandtner in Winnipeg, by his industry and determination; later, in the company of friends like Charles Comfort, Carl Schaefer, Paraskeva Clark, Peter and Bobs Gogill Haworth, Pegi Nicol MacLeod, and Charles Goldhamer, Atkins created a body of work which vividly represents his time. Not satisfied with a set formula for making pictures, he strove to reveal the fundamental structure, the essential rhythms in nature. To accomplish this end, he constantly experimented; Charles Sheeler, Lyonel Feininger, Paul CÚzanne, Marsden Hartley, Albert Pinkham Ryder and John Marin were sources of inspriation. But, finally, it was the landscape of Canada itself - the winding Beausejour River, the lakes and woodlands of Flin Flon; the bluffs at Scarborough, the rolling countryside of Baie St. Paul, and Grafton - that fired his mind and shaped his art.

- Ted Fraser, Curator (Art Gallery of Windsor)

Through harmonious compositions Atkins explored the dynamic tension of nature and culture while moving through media and subject matter with great skill and ease.  Gathering Clouds marks the first exhibition and sale since the acclaimed artist's passing in 2000.  The exhibition will be installed in the north gallery from September 8th through to the 29th.  We encourage you to visit and discover the rich tapestry that is Caven Atkins' life and work.

Caven Atkins
"He was inspired by the casual arrangement of form discovered in alleys amidst the ramshackle backs of tenements ... he was drawn more frequently to informal and unusual compositions like Garbage Can and Alley, 1928 and the drypoint From My Studio Window, 1931."

...Caven Atkins created kaleidoscopic, panoramic compositions revealing the underlying structure of rolling countryside.

- Caven Atkins: A Retrospective, 1979, pg. 5 and pg. 14.
Caven Atkins

London, Ontario's Atkins got a lot of respect in his lifetime, but never gained wide prominence. His subtly enchanting work is long overdue for a re-evaluation. He assimilated many a style in his time, but everything he created bears the distinctive flavour that comes from being as adept at graphic design as at painting and drawing. Artwork $500 - $15,000.

Toronto Life, Sept. 2012 (pg. 136)
Ryan Price  
Ryan PRICE            
October 13 - 31 . 2012  
Ryan Price
The past weekend saw us in studio with Ryan Price.  It was an exciting time as we viewed the new works for Price's upcoming October solo Woodswork.  Working on drywall in the manner many are familiar with -- this new body of work sees Price rendering more detail and pushing his stellar imagery to a high point.  Mark your calendars for Ryan Price's opening reception on October 13th.

November 2012: Sara Sniderhan

2012 Exhibition Schedule

Please follow the link above for our complete 2012 exhibition schedule.

Shelley Mansel  
Shelley Mansel & Sean Yelland
  Sean Yelland

Big news can be small sometimes!  Shelley Mansel is working on a series of nine new 9 x 12 inch landscapes.  They will be arriving at the gallery from Mansel's east coast studio in a few short days.

New smaller works by Sean Yelland have arrived at the gallery just this week.  Yelland adeptly mixes up the birds that have anchored his career with his more recent highway series to produce superb smaller scaled works. 

We have also recently received new canvas works from Anna Yuschuk's studio, with additional new smaller works on the way later this season.
Ingram 101

Answers to common questions

In the spirit of back to school, we go back to the basics as we address the most common questions we receive:

John Ingram founded Ingram Gallery in Toronto in 1988.  The gallery is located in the heart of historic Yorkville, the most internationally recognized gallery district in Canada. The gallery is open from 11am until 5pm Tuesday through Saturday -- with private appointments available outside of gallery hours.  It is free to visit the gallery.  Parking is available in both underground lots (Hazelton Lanes and Yorkville Avenue) as well as at metered street parking on the residential streets that run perpendicular to Avenue Road (Prince Arthur, Lowther, Elgin).  Bay and Museum are the two most suitable stations when visiting by TTC. In addition to the art available for purchase -  we also have an extensive Canadian Art library offering out of print and hard to find books.

 Rachel Berman
Inspired by the film values of set and mood, Rachel Berman's Wednesday, after the  War (right, 48 x 72 inches, oil on panel) is fresh from studio and on view throughout September.  The milieu of a museum, with a nod to fellow artist Antony Gormley, makes for an intriguing and exceptional composition.  Enjoy this new large scale panel and the works above during your September visit to the gallery.  We are really looking forward to our Caven Atkins opening reception.  See you at the gallery on Saturday, September 8th for art, refreshments and good times! 

With best wishes, 
Tarah Aylward, Director 
Ingram Gallery, Toronto