INGRAM GALLERY | September 2021

Following a series of substantial achievements in his career, Travis Shilling releases a collection of spellbinding watercolours in Sacred Sites. The works are filled with apparition and folklore, offering visions of our culture, its untold histories, and forward direction.

The medium of watercolour introduces a fitting new horizon for Shilling as its direct and immediate nature radiates throughout.

Read on in this issue of Ingram Art News for details on the gripping and highly collectable works in Sacred Sites as well as for exciting news regarding the artists and estates we work alongside.

TRAVIS SHILLING Spirit World Tours, 2021 - watercolour, 12 x 18 inches

Sacred Sites

A Collection of New Watercolours

Sacred Sites expands outward as a voice for the past after the unearthing of buried history in the series Tyrannosaurus Clan
The watercolours in Sacred Sites were born through community and the act of storytelling, and the water markings offer portals into these experiences and visions from our past. 
Embracing the immediacy and permanence of water, the works in the collection explore our culture, its spirits and ghosts, and us.
Click here to view Sacred Sites and contact us regarding acquisitions or for any inquiries.

Born in Rama, Travis Shilling is an acclaimed Ojibwe artist and director. The artist’s work is acquired in earnest by both public and private collections across the globe, seeing increasing fervour after his celebrated public solo exhibition Tyrannosaurus Clan at Burlington City Arts in Vermont, U.S.A.
In the public realm, Shilling’s work recently received press as the Art Gallery of Ontario acquired large-scale works for their permanent collection. The Government of Ontario Art Collection has collected Shilling’s work in recent times as well as the Indigenous Art Centre for Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada. Most recently, numerous significant works by the artist were acquired by Global Affairs Canada for display in Canadian embassies around the world.

TRAVIS SHILLING Morning, 2021 - watercolour, 9 x 12 inches

The watercolours in Sacred Sites consist of two groupings of size and are available framed or unframed, which are easily shipped. Full sheet works of 9 x 12 inches are $1100 | $1350 framed. Full sheets of 12 x 12 inches and 12 x 18 inches are $1500 | $1750 framed. 

Contact us for any further details on the collection, the artist's CV or for a catalogue of available oil paintings by Shilling.

TRAVIS SHILLING The End of the Hunt, 2021 - watercolour, 12 x 18 inches

TRAVIS SHILLING Manhattan, 2021 - watercolour, 12 x 12 inches

Clockwise from top left
1. The First Night, 2021 - watercolour, 9 x 12 inches
2. The Return, 2021 - watercolour, 9 x 12 inches
3. The Shapeshifter, 2021 - watercolour, 9 x 12 inches
4. Let's Swim Home After This, 2021 - watercolour, 9 x 12 inches

TRAVIS SHILLING The Long Goodbye, 2021 - watercolour, 12 x 18 inches

TRAVIS SHILLING Portage, 2021 - watercolour, 12 x 9 inches

New oils by Jane Everett have arrived at the gallery and captivate visitors with their stunning presence. Stay tuned to our next issue of Ingram Art News where we will explore the process and insight of the artist’s work through conversation with Everett herself. You can view fresh works from her Onyx Creek series at the gallery or on our website, and contact us for a catalogue of pieces that have your interest.
Everett’s art will appear later this month as part of Nuit Blanche Saskatoon, where her work will be projected in a filmed loop and viewers will become part of the artwork itself. The piece interconnects with the forthcoming Ballet Kelowna performance of Macbeth in British Columbia, for which Everett is contributing visual design.
JANE EVERETT August I, 2020 - oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches

Artist Ryan Dineen is creating in studio, having just delivered Don Valley to the gallery while taking a break from working on a Georgian Bay landscape on the easel. A central talking point among art lovers, Dineen pushes boundaries of the canvas and offers insightful depictions of the surrounding world.

Dineen's iconic twenty-year-old mural in Cabbagetown was recently profiled in Parliament Street News along with an enjoyable Q&A with the artist.

The works of Harold Town, R.C.A. (1924-1990) hold some of the most alluring and skillful forms of mark making in Canadian art. From Town’s ink works to large-scale oils, the artist’s bold and fearless vision produces groundbreaking representation of his subject matter at its essence. Works such as Boy Eating Sandwich (below) from the Painters Eleven Period are particularly sought-after for their succinct yet monumental nature.

A newly available bronze Determined (below) by William McElcheran, R.C.A. (1927-1999) is a common focus at the gallery. McElcheran’s archetypal businessmen are found in public spaces throughout Canada, each exuding breathtaking style and showcasing the artist’s consummate approach to sculpture.

TRAVIS SHILLING Sabe Mollusk Hunting [standing], 2021 - watercolour, 9 x 12 inches

We look forward to all that is ahead and seeing you at the gallery.  

With appreciation & brightest wishes,

Tarah Aylward, Director   
Ingram Gallery
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HAROLD TOWN, R.C.A. (1924-1990) Boy Eating Sandwich, 1953 - drybrush & ink, 19 x 24 inches

WILLIAM MCELCHERAN, R.C.A. (1927-1999) Determined, 1995 - bronze, ed. 1/9, 29.5 x 20 x 10 inches