INGRAM GALLERY | September 2018

We are entering late summer with excitement as Daniel Hughes' new collection of oil paintings have arrived from studio.  Flux, Hughes' anticipated solo exhibition at the gallery September 15 to October 6, promises to be an enduring art experience.  Please join the artist for his opening celebration on Saturday, September 15 from 2pm to 4pm.  

The city is likewise abuzz as Toronto Fashion Week comes to a close and the Toronto International Film Festival begins.  Please read below for additional exhibition details and further art news.

DANIEL HUGHES Take Me Home Tonight (2018) 30 x 72 inches, oil on canvas | triptych

September 15 - October 6 . 2018

Opening reception: Saturday, September 15 | 2pm - 4pm

All painting is an accident. But it's also not an accident because one must select what part of the accident one chooses to preserve.  - Francis Bacon

One of Canada's preeminent painters, Daniel Hughes' esteemed career is marked by a series of artistic achievements, currently merging his hyper-developed figurative style with the immediacy of his abstraction.  Layers that rest upon layers form a repeated locus in his work, as he paints from darker to lighter layers of light, while finished paintings see added and subtracted layers that create a textual dimension to the canvas.  His acclaimed figurative style breaks through this process to offer profound and affecting depictions of his subjects.  Hughes' virtuosic capability and unforgiving working process guide him through a web of artistic developments as he negotiates the boundaries of his, and our own, humanity.

DANIEL HUGHES Flux #2 (2018) 24 x 24 inches, oil on canvas

Hughes was born in 1968 and lives in his birthplace of Kingston, Ontario.  He earned a BFA with the Ontario College of Art and an MFA at the New York Academy of Art, along with numerous awards.  He received the Elizabeth Greenshields Award for Figurative Art on two occasions (1991 and 1995) and has been in many solo and group exhibitions throughout North America and the United Kingdom.  Hughes was shortlisted for the British Portrait Prize in 2012 and the Kingston Portrait Prize on several occasions, receiving honourable mention in 2017. 

DANIEL HUGHES Margaret's Hand (2018) 32 x 32 inches, oil on canvas

Fourteen new oil paintings shape the Flux collection - click here for a preview.  Please contact the gallery to receive the exhibition catalogue, the artist's CV, and with any further inquiries.

BRIAN BURKE, R.C.A. (1952-2017)
October 20 - November 10 . 2018

Opening reception: Saturday, October 20 | 2pm - 4pm

Ingram Gallery's fall exhibition season sees Daniel Hughes' Flux being followed by a retrospective of the paintings of Brian Burke (1952-2017).  A member of the Royal Canadian Academy, Burke's recent passing brought the loss of one of our most lucid and cultivated figurative artists.  Please join us in appreciation and awe as Ingram Gallery showcases Burke's visionary worldview in a retrospective exhibition from October 20 - November 10.
BRIAN BURKE: Creature II, 2013-2017, in the exhibition Karneval der Tiere.
From the collection of the Kunstmuseum Luzern (until 06.01.2019).
Photo copyright: Heinz Stahlhut

Further into the year, the gallery hosts Vale Variations - an exploration of the works of Harold Town (1924-1990) and the mythical catalysts put forward by fellow artist Florence Vale (1909-2003).  Please stay tuned to upcoming issues of Ingram Art News.


SEAN YELLAND Winter on the Riviera (2018) 38 x 50 inches, oil on canvas

New works continually arrive at Ingram Gallery that keep an influx of local and international art lovers visiting.  Fresh from the easel, Sean Yelland has delivered Winter on the Riviera (above) as well as Just A Fa├žade (50 x 38 inches, oil on canvas); paintings by Steven Volpe are a source of nearly constant marvel and discussion;  Jessica Levman has new large-scale works on mylar arriving soon from studio;  and Toni Hamel continues to add to her The Land of Id and High Tides and Misdemeanors series with enlightened social insight in paintings like American Beauty (16 x 20 inches, oil on cradled panel) and Seaworld (below).

TONI HAMEL Seaworld (2015) 30 x 60 inches, oil on canvas


As autumn approaches, the gallery is delighted for David Michael Scott's return to studio and by Ryan Dineen's numerous community art projects and studio developments.  In addition, a variety of historical Canadian works are receiving a great deal of appreciation.  You can view a number of works by historical artists by clicking here, and do contact us with any related inquiries.

DANIEL HUGHES Invarient #2 (2018) 36 x 32 inches, oil on canvas

Be sure to meet Daniel Hughes on opening day - Saturday, September 15 between 2pm and 4pm.  We very much welcome you to join us at the gallery.  See you at the p-ART-y!

With good wishes,
Tarah Aylward, Director   
Ingram Gallery 

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