September at the gallery is all about art in Canada in both its diversity and its ever increasing profile.  The importance of public art in our cities combined with the marked increase in collectors acquiring sculptures to round out their collections -- sees us embracing the third dimension this month in H x L x W.  With many events and opportunities tied to this important exhibition of sculpture, we cover it all for you here along with Ryan Dineen's solo exhibition in October, new works from artists' studios and community art news, too.

H x L x W
Sculpture exhibition
September 9 - 23 . 2017

Andrew Bell, E.B. Cox, Joe Rosenthal (R.C.A.), Florence Wyle and more.

We move from the gallery walls to the room this month with a noteworthy collection of Canadian sculpture.  With a lens on art that occupies our spaces, we look to works in bronze, stone, quartz, plaster, wood and mixed media.  Sculptural works fresh from Andrew Bell's studio (below: faceplate series 4), a release of figurative bronzes by Joe Rosenthal, newly available pieces by E.B. Cox and other great works provide a focused collecting opportunity in H x L x W.

Tied into the exhibition are two richly informative events about much loved and acclaimed Canadian sculptor E.B. Cox (1914-2003):

* please join us at the gallery on Saturday, September 16 for a talk on E.B. Cox and his legacy of public art from 2-4pm.  E.B.'s daughter, Kathy will make a presentation at 2:30pm.

* we also invite you to share in a specially arranged opportunity to tour the  Garden of the Greek Gods and other important Cox works at Exhibition Place on Wednesday, September 20 at 15 Saskatchewan Road from 2-4pm with a talk at 2:30pm.  Please see the invitation below for further details.

My father created an incredible legacy of public art, much of which can still be seen in Toronto and beyond.  There's a story behind most of these works of art, and I'm excited to be able to share a few tales with E.B. Cox fans at Ingram Gallery on the 16th.  

People who love E.B.'s sculpture will know that his largest and best known installation is the Garden of the Greek Gods at Exhibition Place.  Sadly, there has been no public access to this art for over three years, as it's behind the fences of the Toronto Event Centre (formerly Muzik).  However, on September 20, Ingram Gallery has arranged a rare opportunity to tour the patio and see the Greek Gods up close.  I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of E.B. Cox supporters there! 

- Kathy (Cox) Sutton

October 19 - November 9 . 2017

Please save the date:
Artist's opening celebration | Thursday, October 19 | 6pm - 8pm

In studio creating all new paintings, Ryan Dineen is a few short weeks away from opening   Stopwatch, his third solo exhibition with the gallery.  Building consistently on his paint and subject matter, Dineen is on a path to great heights as a Canadian artist.  Not one to stop his brush, he even paints lakeside, dockside, outside on his weekends away.  Recently at a Georgian Bay cottage, Dineen got together for art chats in his pop-up studio on the porch with fellow artist and friend, Ed Bartram. 

Please click here for Joel Levy's recent A Day in the Life interview with Dineen and stay tuned for a full feature on Dineen and his new collection of paintings in our October issue of Ingram Art News.

Ryan Dineen and Ed Bartram, August 2017

In addition to Ryan Dineen's opening night reception, please join us at the gallery for an exclusive event with the author and the illustrator of Buy an artist another round, the latest great title by George Daicopoulos as featured in our last issue of Ingram Art News.  We greatly look forward to the mind-bending conversations around art and artists in the digital age with you at the gallery on Saturday, October 28 from 2-4pm.



Thursday, October 12 . 2017
60 McDowell Gate, Markham (Crystal Fountain)
Cocktails 6pm | Dinner 7pm

A gala evening to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Varley Art Gallery featuring a cocktail reception, seated dinner, live and silent auctions, and a performance by renown Canadian musician Jim Cuddy.  Funds raised will benefit the Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham to help support the Varley Art Gallery's art acquisitions, exhibitions and educational programs.  For ticket information and further details please click here.


Featured above is a lovely small scale bronze maquette included in H x L x W by William McElcheran (1927-1999) for his 1976 Public works of Canada large scale bronze installed in the courtyard of Lasalle Academy at 373 Sussex Drive in Ottawa.

The works that grace our walls at home or in the places we work, play and visit are heightened by the presence and dimensionality of the sculptures we pass by in the public, as well as those in our own spaces.  Living with art that occupies space as we do, affords a depth of consideration and contemplation that brings together a collection, giving both meaning and a personal narrative to it.  This month at the gallery, on the phone, or in email, we warmly welcome conversations together around the creation, appreciation and collecting of art shaped in three dimensions.

All the best,
Tarah Aylward, Director   
Ingram Gallery 

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