The time is now.  Ryan Dineen opens Stopwatch Thursday, October 19.  The doors to the exhibition open at 10am with the opening reception later the same day.  The gallery as hub for community connections and engaging conversations comes to its fullest during our opening celebrations.  Join Dineen at the gallery from 6pm to 8pm to be one of the first to view his new collection of paintings and to revel with artists, gallery friends and art appreciators alike.

Please read on for additional news on Stopwatch, as well as a special event at the gallery on Saturday, October 28 and details on Travis Shilling's public exhibition at The Latcham Gallery opening this November.

October 19 - November 9 . 2017

Artist's opening celebration | Thursday, October 19 | 6pm - 8pm


In a laneway in Toronto's east-end, Ryan Dineen paints daily in his spectacular studio playfully known as "The Cave".  Urban life has made a significant impact on Dineen having been born and raised in downtown Toronto, and his paintings boast a love for the city by incorporating the every day grit of it all into his well thought out compositions.  Inspired by his immediate surroundings - from his unique way of viewing a bustling city to the serene Ontario countryside, Dineen provides through his canvases unexpected insight into the day-to-day.

Stop and take a look around - what you see might just be beautiful.

Ryan Dineen's Stopwatch, his third solo exhibition with Ingram Gallery, runs from October 19 to November 9.  Ranging in scale and subject matter, the new collection of oil paintings radiate colour, light and energy.  Click here for a preview of part of the collection and please be in touch to receive the full Stopwatch catalogue.

Ryan Dineen has seen success in gallery exhibitions across North America.  His works hang in many significant collections, both residential and corporate, including the Government of Ontario Art Collection.  In addition to his studio work, Dineen gives back to the urban landscape by painting large-scale murals throughout Toronto, and world-wide.

Ryan Dineen's Uplift (oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches) underway in studio.
Buy an artist another round
By George Daicopoulos - Illustrated by Jesse Lown

Special event #AtTheGallery:
Saturday, October 28 at 2pm

A call-to-action to stand up for artists!

Meet & Greet with author George Daicopoulos & illustrator Jesse Lown.  Join us in conversation as we explore through humour and ideas what it means to be an artist in the digital age.  Copies of both Buy an artist a drink and Buy an artist another round will be available for purchase and signing.

Excerpt from Buy an artist another round:

Artists of all stripes have bought into the idea that they have to be engaged online to promote their work and stand out in a crowded marketplace. Some slide into this role with ease and enthusiasm, putting their best face forward, selling work, asking for donations - even singing songs or reading poetry over the phone to crowdfunders. Other artists, not so comfortable in their digital skins, want to bang their heads against a wall. They secretly wish they were born in a different time - a time when "extending the self" meant chasing a whiskey with a beer, not turning up in crowded, emoticon-filled timelines.

George Daicopoulos is a Toronto-based writer who has never looked good in a picture. He does not look forward to the day when 3D printing allows us to display our busts in our living rooms.

Jesse Lown still isn't sure what he's going to do with his life, but that's the way he likes it. When his time comes, as long as he's produced a couple of decent works of art, he'll check out with a smile (or more likely a smirk).

From the back cover of Buy an artist another round:

"I'll take a double, please and thank you."  - Ryan D. painter

Customs: what you take and what you leave

The Latcham Gallery | Stouffville, Ontario
November 2 - December 9 . 2017

Recent weeks have seen us working with The Latcham Gallery curator Elisa Coish as she prepares for their upcoming Travis Shilling exhibition.  A public gallery show in Stouffville, Ontario, Customs: what you take and what you leave opens on November 2 and runs through until December 9.  Please follow the link here for further information on the exhibition on The Latcham Gallery website.

... Animals, spirit figures and the landscape itself take centre stage in his paintings where time and space unfold in unexpected ways.  Shilling's practice is personal and instinctive, capturing his experience of the everchanging environment and the enduring spirit of the natural world.

Above: Travis Shilling, Customs: what you take and what you leave, 2017, oil on canvas, 16 x 16 inches
New in at the gallery are a collection of works from Montreal-based artist Alain Bonder.  We will be busy this month adding his pieces to the web and to the walls for all to enjoy.  Please find here a work from 2011: Nature Channel (Now in HD 1), acrylic on wood, 24 x 20 inches.

A beautiful 1930 panel by Robert Wakeham Pilot of Petty Harbour, Newfoundland is also new to the gallery walls, along with mid-century abstracts by Harold Town and two wondrous and crisp woodcuts by Mary Pratt.  

All issues of Ingram Art News are archived on our site and can be referenced at anytime for additional information on the artists we work with, past gallery events and links to preview works and collections prior to your visit.   

With the art filled season upon us there are many reasons to visit your gallery and spend time with great art.  We, along with Ryan Dineen, look forward to welcoming you on October 19th.

With good wishes,
Tarah Aylward, Director   
Ingram Gallery 

@TorontoART | For the love of art |     #AtTheGallery