Artist and illustrator Peter Mitchell opens his first solo exhibition with Ingram Gallery on Thursday, November 6th.  Meet Mitchell at the gallery between 6pm and 8pm as we mark opening night with a reception for the artist.  Line quality is the backbone of great art and Peter Mitchell's unique and assured lines are exemplary.  There is much for the art lover in all of us to enjoy this November: Mitchell's new works in the north gallery, a collection of newly available Historical Canadian paintings in the south, a second release from the Ernst & Young (EY) Canadian Print Collection and news from artists' studios.  Let's get to it.

November 6 - 22 . 2014

Opening reception with Mitchell: Thursday, November 6th | 6pm to 8pm

Peter Mitchell produces the kind of work that makes me laugh, think and get excited about the simple pleasure of viewing art.  - Arran McKay | Modern Toronto

Laying a foundation and building a homestead at the same time that he was in studio, Peter Mitchell's new works anchor all of us to the importance of support --through sound structures and solid relationships with our surroundings.  Using recognizable subject matter of the structures we use and the buildings we inhabit, Mitchell frames up a refreshing series of relatable works.  His signature medium, an intoxicating mixture of ink & watercolour, loosens the composition and pleases the eye.  The surface of a Mitchell work reveals its very creation, with a purity and rawness all its own.

As for a statement, I would say, that this has been an attempt at making space.
- Peter Mitchell, 2014

Born in 1978 in Bracebridge, Ontario, Peter Mitchell studied Illustration at Sheridan College and since graduating in 2002, Mitchell's works have appeared in magazines and publications such as American Illustration, Applied Arts, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times and The Globe and Mail.  Peter Mitchell lives in Mulmur, Ontario with his wife, fellow artist Sara Sniderhan, and their two children Jackson and Isobel.  He is an award-winning artist whose works hang in notable private collections in Canada and the United States.  Mitchell illustrated the highly acclaimed book, i.d.: Stuff that Happens to Define Us (2010) followed by, Freaking Out: Real-Life Stories about Anxiety (2013) both with Annick Press.
Please contact the gallery for the exhibition catalogue as a PDF.

Artists at the easel

Further news on the contemporary art front for you as Sara Sniderhan is in studio working on a piece for an upcoming exhibition curated by Jeremy Lipking taking place in California in 2015. 
Ryan Dineen (above) is also in studio and was recently profiled in an interview that you can read here: Ryan Dineen: There is no definition of graffitiAnna Yuschuk has a solo ahead at the gallery next year.  Yuschuk's beautiful works appear in an architectural feature in the current issue of Dwell MagazineSharon Okun is in Montreal with a studio feature taking shape for a future issue of House & Home.

EY Canadian Print Collection

  Left to right: Charles Pachter, John Hartman, David Blackwood

We have just announced the second release of exemplary Canadian prints from the Canadian Print Collection of Ernst & Young (EY).  Please click here to view, learn more and acquire works from this notable collection.  If you missed it in our last issue of Ingram Art News, please click here to read more about this great collecting opportunity.

Newly available paintings

Recent weeks have seen us in local private collections acquiring superb new historical works for the gallery.  We have newly available paintings by Stanley Cosgrove (left), members of Painters Eleven, Lillian Freiman, F.N. Loveroff, Henri Masson, Marthe Rakine, Goodridge Roberts and H.S. Palmer. 

Estates represented: Caven Atkins, Jack Beder, Barker Fairley, Jack Nichols, Harold Town, and Florence Vale.

Unnatural Selections
December 6 - 16 . 2014

Save the Date
Artist's opening reception, book launch & signing:
Saturday, December 6th | 2pm - 4pm

In December, we mix it up with acclaimed artist and author Wallace Edwards as we launch his latest book Unnatural Selections.  Saturday, December 6th will see Edwards at the gallery for a book signing and opening reception; an event for children of all ages.  As well, this marks the release of the original works for the book.  Unnatural Selections is Edwards third exhibition and book launch with the gallery. 

  Left to right: Brian Burke, Yann Leroux, Travis Shilling, Yi Song

We are very appreciative of your ongoing support for the gallery and the artists with whom we work.  Our opening celebrations this year have been excellent events.  From the purposeful conversation about art, to catching up with old friends and meeting new ones, we love when it all comes together at the gallery.  Both Travis Shilling and Sean Yelland have had very successful solos this exhibition season.  It is great to see such vitality in Canadian art.  We look forward to what is ahead this year and into 2015.

See you soon! 

With good wishes, 


Tarah Aylward, Director  
Ingram Gallery 

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