Three Artists, Three Visions: 101/Exhibit Presents Their Summer Group Show
Both Charles Pfahl and Ian Ingram are known for works filled with psychological intensity. Pfahl concentrated on painting, and is represented in this exhibition by a selection of moody, enigmatic compositions featuring half-broken dolls and human and humanoid figures. Ian Ingram, the only living artist among this grouping, makes precisely executed drawings and paintings. The show includes three of his large-scale charcoal and mixed-media drawings, which offer a kind of prelude to his upcoming solo exhibition at the gallery this winter. Among these drawings is an enigmatic self-portrait, titled Self-portrait as Father (2009). It shows the artist standing nude against a blank background, visible from the waist up, and with a serious expression on his face. We are left to wonder whether this is a portrait of the artist in the attitude of his father, or a self-portrait, meant as a meditation on his own fatherhood.
Among the established artists of the