60th Anniversary of Painters Eleven
5 – 24 October . 2013
Opening reception: Saturday, 5 October | 2pm to 4pm
"This show celebrates the groups 60th anniversary by focusing on Town’s wildly energetic, luscious paintings." Toronto Life | Going Out (October 2013)
The confidence infused lines of Harold Town’s abstract works on view and available for purchase in this major exhibition support the title of Nowell’s 2010 book on Painters Eleven: The Wild Ones of Canadian Art (Douglas & McIntyre). Fearlessly pushing to new frontiers with boundless imaginations, the members of Painters Eleven garnered positive attention from Clement Greenberg and other influential art critics of their time.
Providing historical context through Painters Eleven period Harold Town masterpieces, this major exhibition at Ingram Gallery also includes vintage exhibition catalogues, books, photographs and studio ephemera. Works by fellow members of the historic collective are also included.
The gathering of artists under the umbrella of Painters Eleven was a fifties phenomenon (1953-1960) that was crucial to the development of the Toronto artistic scene and eventually to all of Canadian art. -Denise Leclerc
Please visit the exhibition show page here to learn and see more, including a link to the CBC archive video: Remembering Illustrious Artist Harold Town.
For purchase and further press information please enquire with the gallery.