Building on the success of our inaugural participation in Art Toronto last year, we hope to return with a similar concept: approximately 20% of our total booth/wall area will be committed to important secondary market historical Canadian paintings, and 80% of our booth/wall area will showcase contemporary artists represented by the gallery.
On the contemporary side, we will focus our attention on sculpture and sculptural paintings. This reflects who we are as a gallery, with our 4 acre sculpture garden (now toured by over 50,000 visitors a year), and strong emphasis on interior sculpture and heavily textured paintings.
Canadian artists Shayne Dark, Philippe Pallafray and Dale Dunning will be featured. These artists typically create monochromatic works that surprise and impress collectors with their technical proficiency, the purity of their vision and the impact of their creative use of materials.
We will also be introducing the mesmerizing work of Carol Feuerman – accomplished New York based sculptor. Her painted bronze life size works have been exhibited in major galleries and art fairs around the world, but never at Art Toronto. Her sculptures are confronting, unsettling and confounding.
New paintings by established Ontario painters Ben Woolfitt, Milly Ristvedt, Alice Teichert, John Fox, Scott Pattinson and Cathy Daley.
In the historical art area of our booth – which we will create as a separate space – we will feature work by members of the Group of Seven and their contemporaries. Works by Tom Thomson will also be included.
We have also been building an excellent inventory of works by Maud Lewis and this year, we intend to create a special area to show her works. One of Canada’s most important folk artists, the interest in her work has been growing exponentially. As the film on her life is released around the world we are seeing a growing interest among new and old collectors in her paintings from international collectors.