As we prepare to install Sara Sniderhan's second solo exhibition at the gallery, we would like to pause and thank you for the success of our Caven Atkins exhibition in September, Ryan Price's brilliant solo in October and most recently our extraordinary launch of Canadian Folk Art to 1950. With many happy collectors at the gallery each day -- we want you to know how much we appreciate your visits!
The faces and places of Sara Sniderhan's new paintings await you this month. Join us at the gallery the evening of Thursday, November 15th as we celebrate the opening of Sniderhan's 2012 solo ...get back home.
...get back home
An invitation to join Sara Sniderhan at Ingram Gallery
The purity of paint
Opening reception: 4pm-8pm Thursday, November 15th
With a shared family goal "to live a well rounded life, with many moments of joy and a strong connection to the natural world" Sniderhan's purity of spirit comes through in her lush new oil on panel works. Carefully considering and choosing her models, Sniderhan opens up what it means to be a figurative painter in her beautifully composed new paintings. I am exploring the theme of home. I am trying to understand and investigate what home means- emotionally, physically and intellectually. Some of the questions I asked myself, while creating the work, include "Where do we feel most at home?", "How can we feel comfort if we cannot be in our physical home or birthplace?", "What obstacles stand in the way of our search for home?" and "Can we carry home with us, wherever we go?". The paintings are of singular figures in varying environments. The women and girls are at different stages of feeling at home- in their body, environment, mind, and heart and in this world.
Since Sniderhan's 2011 solo My Name Is
Sniderhan has shown in NYC exhibiting Turkish Mama
at the Salmagundi Art Club's annual non-member juried exhibition. Sniderhan then travelled to Los Angeles to attend renowned American figurative painter Jeremy
Lipking's workshop last October. Continuing along her strategic path, Sniderhan then applied for, and was awarded, the scholarship from American Artist Magazine
to attend their Weekend with the Masters Conference and Workshop
. Held in San Diego, California this past September, the workshop not only added to Sniderhan's skills as painter but offered up a community of like-minded artists:...of equal importance for me on that trip was socializing with some of the giants of American figurative painting. The conversations, the laughter, the endless dirty jokes, staying up late each night and singing songs while Jeremy Lipking played the guitar or mandolin and listening to Lipking and Michael Klein talk about plans for their upcoming solo shows at Arcadia Fine Arts in New York, feeling a part of it all...
Still under wraps and adding to the anticipation of opening day is Sara Sniderhan's new large scale self portrait Algonquin Bride;
"We were married there. I married peter
, but I also married those lakes and that land."Please click here to view additional works in ...get back home.
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MIMI MATTE (1929-2012)
Painting gives me a chance to look at life in a different way, to question attitudes, touch another level of reality, and describe it so that others can see it too.
PACKHAM, Madeleine Rachelle (née Matte), BFA - In her 84th year, Mimi Matte passed away on Saturday, October 13th in Toronto. Born in Regina, Saskatchewan on September 10, 1929 Matte received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from McGill University in 1951. Matte developed into an accomplished artist, with over 50 years' experience as a respected and beloved painter. Represented by prominent galleries in Toronto and Montreal, Matte had many one-person shows in those cities as well as Sarasota, Buffalo, Ottawa, Regina, Vancouver and Oakville. Matte's work was collected by major corporations and institutions including Imperial Oil, Shell Oil Canada, Heenan-Blaikie, CIBC Wood Gundy, the Toronto French Schools, the Granite Club, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union and others, as well as many private collectors. In 1974, Mimi Matte won the Loomis & Tolles Award from the Ontario Society of Artists and then took First Prize in the 23rd Aviva Show, in Toronto in 1975. Matte is included in both Who's Who In Canada
and Who's Who of Canadian Women
. A funny, charming, and delightful woman, Mimi had many friends who will miss her irreverent humour, her sparkling smile and her unapologetically-forward thinking.
With very special thanks to Mimi's son Blair Packham.
+ SCOTT OWLES
The demand this autumn for new works has seen the talented artists we work with fully engaged in studio. Anna Yuschuk
, in working towards her spring 2013 solo, has released a new canvas titled Beach Sunrise
. We have also just received two new oil on linen works from Scott Owles
' studio. His remarkable self-portrait Thought in Process
(left), is the latest in his highly desirable self-as-subject-matter works. Rachel Berman
is also in studio and continually creating new works for the mix.
Uncle Wally's Old Brown Shoe
December 1 - 20 . 2012
"Edwards' artwork, vividly rendered in watercolour, pencil, and gouache, has a vintage feel that contrasts with the growing trend toward graphically and digitally inspired illustration in children's books ... With a lilting sing-song text and art that is delightful and fun ... this book will appeal to keen-eyed youngsters and nostalgic old readers alike." -Quill & Quire (July 2012)
Wallace Edwards is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and an award-winning author and illustrator. His paintings and illustrations are found in public and private collections, books, magazines and on public display in Canada and the United States.
Please save the date for our exhibition, book launch & signing with the artist on Saturday, December 1st from 2pm-4pm.
Welcome to the gallery!
Please let us know how we can be of help with respect to any and all of the art and information in this issue of Ingram Art News!
. All images and underlined text above are links to additional images and information. We are very excited about opening Sara Sniderhan's new exhibition ...get back home
and to seeing you at the artist's reception on Thursday, November 15th.
Until then & with happy wishes,
Tarah Aylward, Director
Ingram Gallery, Toronto