Winter Contemporary Group Exhibition
November 18 - December 2 Toronto
Loch Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new and recent paintings by Leon Belsky, Ron Bolt, John B. Boyle, DP Brown, Rebecca Campbell , Philip Craig, Shannon Craig Morphew, Paul Fournier, John Hall, John Hansen, Ciba Karisik, Barry McCarthy, Louis de Niverville, and David Thauberger.
Philip Craig "New paintings: Trinity, Port Rexton and Bonavista"
October 28 - November 11 Toronto
Loch Gallery is delighted to present "New paintings: Trinity, Port Rexton and Bonavista" an exhibition by Philip Craig featuring new paintings inspired by a recent trip to Newfoundland.
Philip Craig describes his latest collection of paintings:
Let me tell you about my relationship with Newfoundland. In 1975 I took my small family— Diane and our one year old son Jordan—to live in Newfoundland where I worked as set designer for the CBC. These were very busy and wonderful years. As my family grew, so did my experience as a painter. The first exhibition of my work was held at the LSPU hall in downtown St. John's and consisted of landscapes and portraits inspired by my life in Newfoundland. As a set designer I had ample opportunity to travel the island and found an abundance of inspiration.
After ten years we packed up three children and returned to Ontario so that I could paint full time. I have returned to Newfoundland many times since. Each time I gravitate more and more towards the small communities of Trinity, Port Rexton and Bonavista where I can work and spend time with our dear old friends. This summer I set up my studio in a historic forge in the town of Trinity. This forge was beautifully restored with considerable effort by my good friend Chris O’Dea. I would rise early every morning and walk the streets of this ancient fishing port. The light would change and the morning mist would lift, revealing interesting compositions of the unique little houses and churches. Down by the shore I would find the boats and fishing stages reflected in the harbour. This trip had a marked effect on each piece in this exhibition; I shifted my pallet and paint application to tell the tale. There is no doubt that there is an emotional tug to return again and again to our rocky island home. —Philip Craig
Fall Contemporary Exhibition
October 14 - October 21 Toronto
The Loch Gallery is proud to feature works by a selection of our gallery artists including: Leon Belsky, Ron Bolt, Roberta Bondar, Gerard Burns, Philip Craig, Shannon Craig Morphew, Paul Fournier, John Hall, Ciba Karisik, Barry McCarthy, John McKee, Valerie Palmer, Barbara Pratt, Carol Stewart and David Thauberger.
Contemporary Realism: Featuring Valerie Palmer
September 30 - October 7 Toronto
Loch Gallery is delighted to present a special exhibition of Realism painting. In the first room of the gallery this exhibition will feature eight paintings by Valerie Palmer, including Valerie’s latest painting, Sea-Change. In the second room of the gallery we will be presenting a selection of new and recent paintings by D.P. Brown, John Hansen, Keith Harder, Ron Bolt, Bogdan Molea, Roberto Rosenman and W. David Ward, all working in the realism tradition.
Tony Luciani and Tyson Grumm
September 16 - September 23 Toronto
Loch Gallery Toronto is delighted to feature a selection of new and recent paintings by two masters of storytelling—Tony Luciani and Tyson Grumm.
When defining his work, Tony Luciani places himself in a tradition of realism that is interpretive rather than photographic. His paintings are all rooted in comprehensive preparatory drawings and studies which he completes from life on location. Once back in the studio these drawings are refined on a larger scale where details are eliminated or elaborated upon. While working on a painting, Luciani values equally the mood and feeling he gets from the subject, as well as the realistic likeness of the subject. The outcome is a painting into which the viewer is drawn—enthralled by the detail, and a curious to discover a deeper, more significant meaning.
Tyson Grumm, on the other hand, paints unique and nostalgic worlds that often blur the lines between past and present, and reality versus imagination. Grumm’s ingenious titles and freeze-frame images give a feeling that the viewer has stumbled into the middle of a story for which they must create their own narrative to continue the tale. Drawn entirely from his imagination, Grumm’s colourful and whimsical work incorporates humans, wild animals, and whimsical backdrops to create his surreal and fantastical world, into which he invites the viewer to become lost in the topsy-turvy wonderland.
Summer Selection, Featuring Recent Sculptures by Patrick Amiot
September 2 - September 9 Toronto
For the end of summer we’re delighted to feature a selection of whimsical sculptures by the urban folk artist Patrick Amiot alongside a selection of artwork by Nick Rooney, Louis de Niverville, Tyson Grumm, Paul Fournier, Shannon Craig Morphew, David Thauberger, John B. Boyle, Rebecca Campbell and Philip Craig.
July 1 - July 22 Toronto
This summer, Loch Gallery Toronto is pleased to showcase a rotating selection of paintings, sculpture and photography by our gallery artists. We welcome art enthusiasts and collectors to view this exciting mix of styles, subjects and mediums created by artists of exceptional talent.
June 3 - June 24 Toronto
David Thauberger, born in Holdfast, Saskatchewan is well known across Canada for his paintings of vernacular architecture and cultural icons. These works of popular culture and postcard images involve an articulate debate on art, culture, and how we view our world transcending regionalism while still capturing the heart of what it means to be from Saskatchewan.
Thauberger's achievements were recognized when he was awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 2012. He was named to the Order of Canada in 2008, was a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor's Saskatchewan Artist Award in 2009, and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Recently David Thauberger’s career was the subject of a retrospective exhibition co-produced by the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon and the Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina touring across Canada 2014-2016.
His work is part of many public collections throughout our country including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax; the Burnaby Art Gallery; the Glenbow Museum, Calgary; the Mendel Gallery, Saskatoon; the Mackenzie Gallery, Regina; the Winnipeg Art Gallery; the Art Gallery of Hamilton; and the Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal.