The art starts here for Ingram Gallery in 2013.  Our new and complete annual exhibition schedule is now online.  With recent studio visit reports and news of a gallery artist in a public gallery exhibition and more -- this fresh issue of Ingram Art News! shapes the new year ahead.

Left to Right: Travis SHILLING, Jack NICHOLS, Scott OWLES, Harold TOWN
New & Noteworthy   

Sean Yelland

2013 Exhibition Schedule   

Our complete 2013 exhibition schedule is on our website and makes for a useful bookmark and handy reference throughout the year.

Sean Yelland opens In Silence on March 7th.  This new body of work marks the 10 year anniversary of Yelland's first solo with the gallery, Good Days and Bad Years.  Next week we will be in studio with Yelland and we will have a fresh report of what awaits us in March in our next issue of Ingram Art News!.

April will see the release of Rachel Berman's unique watercolours for Tundra Book's new title Miss Mousie's Blind Date -- Rachel Berman and Timothy Beiser's follow-up to Bradley McGogg: The Very Fine Frog. With the last title being nominated for a Governor General's award in children's book illustration, we are keen to see these new works to the wall.  Paired with the exhibition of the watercolours for Miss Mousie's Blind Date will be new Berman oils.

Soon after Anna Yuschuk opens with a new collection of cerebral landscapes.  Andrew Bell (Ottawa) and Alain Bonder (Montréal) will have solo exhibitions in tandem this spring -- and this summer our much loved Summer Series returns for a 6th year.

October of 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the formation of Painters Eleven, Toronto's mid-century abstract collective.  We are currently at work to ensure that our celebratory exhibition has much to offer.  Not a day goes by where we are not discussing this seminal group's achievements, history and individual members' works.  Can you name the eleven painters? Hint: two are women and one is very enigmatic.

Rounding out the calendar will be a new series from Brian Burke, Scott Owles with his 2nd solo with the gallery, and Kate Grigg in November.

All of the above, and a little of the unexpected, will be featured in greater detail in future issues of Ingram Art News!. If you missed any past issues in 2012 and wish to catch up -- we keep an archive here.
Beyond the Ingram Walls

Florence VALE

January 13 - March 3 . 2013
Florence Vale Retrospective
Florence Vale
During the 1950s, Florence Vale (1909 - 2003) was a lively contributor to the Toronto art scene with her collages and paintings. This exhibition is curated by Joan Murray.
Florence Vale

Opening reception
: January 13, 2 - 4pm 
Exhibition talk with Joan Murray at 2:30pm

Join team Ingram at Peel Art Gallery, Museum + Archives (PAMA) Sunday, January 13th as we will be making the trip for the opening reception and exhibition talk (times above).  PAMA is on the corner of Main and Wellington Street East in downtown Brampton, one block south of Queen Street. Please contact Ingram Gallery and/or PAMA for further information.

Please click here to learn more about Florence Vale.

Right: Aurora - Spirit Woman, 1979 (detail)
Up Next

Jack Nichols

Works on Paper
February 9 - 28 . 2013

By taking a specific look at Jack Nichols' (1921-2009) works on paper, our first exhibition of the year will enable the viewer to delight in Nichols superb line quality.  Through ink drawings, watercolours and the artist's critically acclaimed lithographs, collectors and art lovers can revel in the beauty of Nichols' mark making.  Please read on for a brief biography of Nichols' formative years:

Jack Nichols, painter (born: Montréal, 1921; died: Toronto, 2009). Nichols taught himself to draw with the encouragement of Louis Muhlstock in Montréal and the instruction of F.H. Varley in Ottawa (1936-40).  He was commissioned to paint for the Canadian merchant marine in 1943 and was appointed a navy war artist in 1944.  He crossed the Channel on D-Day (June 6th) with the British and painted the Normandy landings and actions near Brest.  His subjects were always servicemen engaged in their everyday activities.  Nichols followed Carl Schaefer in winning the Guggenheim Fellowship for creative painting (1947-48).  After the war he taught at UBC and at the University of Toronto.  His work is represented in the collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario, The Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, The National Gallery of Canada, The National War Museum and in many private collections.
From All Of Us  

Peter Mitchell
Peter Mitchell's Labradoodle (left) is the first new contemporary work to arrive at the gallery in this new year.  Additional works by Mitchell, as well as other Toronto-based artists are available and currently installed in the north gallery.  As with all of the great artists we work with, please let us know at anytime when you wish to view and learn more about an artist's career, a particular series or work.

The calendar is marked, the coffee is on & the walls are ready... see you at the gallery throughout 2013!

With warm wishes, 




Tarah Aylward, Director 
Ingram Gallery, Toronto