June 2023


Travis Shilling’s landmark solo The Blue Tarp opens on Saturday, June 10. Join the artist for the exhibition’s opening reception from 1pm to 3pm. Please read on in this edition of Ingram Art News for a feature on this immersive body of work as well as a look at the art and events on deck at the gallery.


Thunderbird Ship - oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches


The Blue Tarp

June 10 - July 6


Artist’s Opening:

Saturday, June 10 | 1pm – 3pm


Guernica - oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches

Travis Shilling’s The Blue Tarp is full of wonder. The collection is formed by more than twenty new oil paintings that extend what is possible through the artist’s insight and engaging decision-making.  


The Offering - oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches

Shilling’s subjects are increasingly present in the current moment. The paintings invite the viewer into prescient visions that draw us under the blue tarp and its unlimited potential. Dreamlike settings are perhaps not dreamlike but more like apparitions and mirror balls. More than ever, Shilling is painting us.


The Marten Planning Supper - oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

Iconography of home life is given equal importance with the distant horizons and kaleidoscopic skies of the landscapes. Symbols of our purposeful projects are found throughout the paintings’ clotheslines, kettles, and campfires. 


Old Fish Spirit - oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Contact the gallery for a catalogue of Travis Shilling’s The Blue Tarp including full details on availability and pricing.

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Travis Shilling (b. 1978 - Chippewas of Rama First Nation) is an acclaimed contemporary painter and award-winning filmmaker. Shilling’s lifelong experience with paint meets with his incomparable imagination and vision. His works are widely recognized for their painterly immediacy and enthralling storytelling, merging the figurative and landscape within heartening depictions of our lives.


Land Acknowledgement - oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Shilling’s art receives prominent feature in the public realm, with works included in the permanent collections of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Indigenous Art Centre for Crown-Indigenous Relations & Northern Affairs Canada, and Global Affairs Canada, which exhibits his paintings in embassies around the world. Shilling’s paintings are also included in the Hart House Art Collection, the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, D.C.), and corporate and private collections across the globe.


Tracks - oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

The artist has exhibited widely, including public solo exhibitions at the Burlington Centre for the Arts (Vermont, U.S.A.), the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation on Manitoulin Island, the Orillia Museum of Art and History, MacLaren Art Centre, Mendel Art Gallery, and most recently in a group exhibition at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery.


Soft Place to Land - oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches


There is much ahead at the gallery, including an Ingram Art Talk Q&A with the celebrated author George Daicopoulos on the topic of artificial intelligence and its relationship with art making. Save the date for Saturday, July 15 at 2pm for the discussion, Algorithms don’t feel, data doesn't will: Why AI won’t replace artists

A number of artists are highly active delivering new works and producing in studio, including Andrew Bell, Ryan Dineen, Jane Everett, and Barry Hodgson. Please stay tuned to Ingram Art News for updates and features on the works and series of these exceptional artists.


Repair and Maintain - oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches

Share the experience with Travis Shilling

at the opening reception for

The Blue Tarp

Saturday, June 10 | 1pm to 3pm. 

Join the artist in marking the opening of The Blue Tarp and contact us for any details regarding the artists and estates we work alongside.

We look forward to sharing in art and conversation and all that is ahead at the gallery.

Tarah Aylward

Ingram Gallery Inc.

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World Keeps Turning - oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches