Summer Series, a favourite of our recurring exhibitions -- is on now at the gallery.  A rotating  exhibition of new works by contemporary artists alongside highlights in historical Canadian painting, Summer Series X runs until August 26th.  With new works to the windows and walls by Jane Everett, Jessica Levman and Daniel Hughes -- fruitful visits to the gallery are in store for you this summer.

Compliments of achievement go out to Brian Burke (R.C.A.) and Daniel Hughes as both artists have been announced as finalists for the 2017 Kingston Prize, Canada's portrait competition.  An exhibition of the shortlisted artists will tour Ontario later this year with the award ceremony taking place at the Peel Art Gallery (PAMA) in November.

Buy an artist a drink by George Daicopoulos, a top seller in The Book Shop at the gallery, now has a companion title as Buy an artist another round is hot off the press!  Please read on for additional news on all of the above and more in this new issue of Ingram Art News


  Left to right: Jane Everett, Yi Song, Daniel Hughes, Alison Newton (1890-1967)

Summer Series X
On until August 26 . 2017

The new works of Jane Everett, Jessica Levman and Daniel Hughes firmly engage the viewer in terms of process, with all three artists working with a similar mixture of media and understanding of grounds.

New from Jane Everett's west coast studio are drawings -- both large scale and smaller framed works.  Rendered on drafting film, the mixed media drawings are a thrill to view. Playing with perspective and light, Everett masterfully marks out beauty in the everyday.

Also to the gallery walls are the works on paper of Jessica Levman (below: Kingdoms Breathing Through Me).  Presenting her visual elements in new ways, Levman offers drawings framed meaningfully in diptychs alongside a new figurative mylar piece, Refuge, from her ongoing Transparencies series.

Just last week, Daniel Hughes delivered eight new works to the gallery.  Created with an exhilarating mixture of media -- charcoal, conté, ink, chalk pastel and soft pastel, Hughes offers studies in light and the human condition in this new collection of figurative works on paper.

Also on view in this 10th installment of Summer Series are the works of early, great artists Alison Newton (1890-1967), Alice Innes (1890-1970) and Florence Vale (1909-2003).

Summertime in the city means extra opportunity for you to visit.  Throughout the weeks of the exhibition we will be adding to the mix and rotating the works above.  As we like to ensure there is always something of great note for you to enjoy.

Buy an artist another round  
By George Daicopoulos, illustrated by Jesse Lown

Causing great happiness for artists, art lovers and avid readers is George Daicopoulos' sensational new title Buy an artist another round, a handbook for navigating our storied lives.  We have many copies of Buy an artist another round available at the gallery signed by both the author, and the illustrator.

Exploring through humour and ideas what it means to be an artist in the digital age, Buy an artist another round is a must for your summer reading list.  Stay tuned for a special event at the gallery with George Daicopoulos this September.


Image courtesy: David Ben 

Community News

Please save the date for Rouge: Varley Gala Celebrating 20 Years | Thursday, October 12th, 2017.  Please click here to learn more about this important annual fundraiser.

At the Gallery

Our complete 2017 exhibition schedule can always be referenced for planning trips to the gallery.  In September we explore sculpture in a group exhibition, H x L x W.  Please save the date for Ryan Dineen's opening night celebration Thursday, October 19th, marking Dineen's third solo with the gallery, Stopwatch.  Be sure to catch his latest, Staircase (below) on your next visit.  Quoting both his own painting as well as the gallery as setting, Staircase is self-referential, meta in its visual purity.
We look forward to welcoming you at the gallery soon.

My best wishes,
Tarah Aylward, Director   
Ingram Gallery 

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