Virtual Tours

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 3 - September 10 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.

Summer Selection

July 2 - July 23 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.

David Thauberger

June 4 - June 25 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.

Shannon Craig Morphew

May 14 - May 28 Toronto, Calgary

Loch Gallery is delighted to present a much anticipated new collection of paintings by Shannon Craig Morphew opening in Toronto and Calgary on Saturday, May 14th. With her personal expression of landscape through abstraction, Shannon has painted fresh interpretations of spectacular Canadian vistas. In this latest exhibition Shannon takes the viewer on a journey across the country. From snow-capped fjords in Newfoundland, windswept trees on Georgian Bay, dramatic prairie skies to the emerald lakes of the Rocky Mountains, she skillfully captures the essence of these inspiring locations in her unique style.

Influenced by Japanese woodblock prints, Shannon's use of line, paint washes, and thick strokes of colour express a dynamic, personal creative vision. Holding a deep respect and reverence for the natural world Shannon believes that personal expression through painting has no boundaries.

Shannon Craig Morphew

May 14 - May 28 Toronto, Calgary

Loch Gallery is delighted to present a much anticipated new collection of paintings by Shannon Craig Morphew opening in Toronto and Calgary on Saturday, May 14th. With her personal expression of landscape through abstraction, Shannon has painted fresh interpretations of spectacular Canadian vistas. In this latest exhibition Shannon takes the viewer on a journey across the country. From snow-capped fjords in Newfoundland, windswept trees on Georgian Bay, dramatic prairie skies to the emerald lakes of the Rocky Mountains, she skillfully captures the essence of these inspiring locations in her unique style.

Influenced by Japanese woodblock prints, Shannon's use of line, paint washes, and thick strokes of colour express a dynamic, personal creative vision. Holding a deep respect and reverence for the natural world Shannon believes that personal expression through painting has no boundaries.

Ron Bolt

April 23 - May 7 Toronto, Calgary

 

Loch Gallery is proud to present an exhibition by renowned Canadian artist Ron Bolt, featuring six new large scale paintings on display in our Toronto and Calgary galleries.

In his own words, Bolt writes, “I revel in the infinite variety of the natural world and my work is an act of preservation. To preserve the natural world is to preserve a language. It’s the language of the wind and shifting light, of silence, stillness and space. It allows us to converse with the other voices, the voices of our true aspirations, our regrets, our hopes.”

Into the Light: New Paintings by Philip Craig

April 2 - April 16 Toronto

 

Loch Gallery is proud to present “Into the Light”, a new collection of paintings celebrating our Canadian landscape by Philip Craig. In his latest collection, Philip takes the viewer on a journey through his richly expressive brushwork and his impeccable knowledge of light. Philip not only captures the physical terrain, but his paintings also epitomize the sense of awe and wonder of Canada's diverse landscape.

"Light is the engine of my composition. I use multiple layers of coloured glazes with alternating layers of solid deliberate strokes of paint to convey the effect of light on my subject. This interprets my experience and vision in a direct way with the viewer." - Philip Craig

Nick Rooney: Nature's Edge

April 7 - April 23 Calgary

Nick Rooney (b. 1989 Canada) obtained his MA in Painting from the University of the Arts London, at the Camberwell College of Arts in London, England and now resides in Calgary.

Much of his early career was spent focusing on the craft of oil painting developing a contemporary art practice deeply rooted in art history. His current studio work and research look at the relationship between the reductive formalism of geometric minimalism and the complexity of classical realism.

Rooney’s work has always been greatly influenced by and stimulated by art history. The body of work titled “Nature’s Edge” uses natural history and the symbolism attributed to animals to examine how the edge of each space functions as both a beginning and an end. Rooney seeks out subjects with rich historical and narrative meanings that resonate with him. He is also very interested in the emergence of abstraction. While aware of the denial of meaning in formalist criticism, he is convinced that even the most simplified shapes suggest the unknown, leading to greater insights and spiritual truths. In his paintings, Rooney tries to suggest more than what meets the eye. By bringing together in one frame both his passion for representation, and minimalist geometric abstraction, Rooney is seeking to stimulate a deeper understanding of life. These disquieting juxtapositions are jarring, shaking us out of our complacency. By heightening our awareness, painting can help us to be more reflective as we try to comprehend the fragmented perception and uncertainties of life at nature's edge.

Paul Fournier

March 5 - March 19 Toronto

Loch Gallery is delighted to announce the addition of Paul Fournier as one of our Contemporary Artists and his first solo exhibition with our gallery.

Throughout his illustrious career, Paul Fournier has been influenced by his surroundings and the natural world. Fournier’s compositions explore a diverse range of subject matter in a completely unique way, from geological formations and underwater ecosystems to cosmic and atmospheric events caused by weather and light. Fournier invites the viewer into his fantastical worlds through his use of abstraction, bold colours, painterly brush strokes and diverse technical application.

Winter Contemporary Group Exhibition

February 19 - February 26 Toronto

 

Loch Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new and recent paintings by Leon Belsky, Ron Bolt, Roberta Bondar, DP Brown, Philip Craig, Shannon Craig Morphew, Paul Fournier, John Hall, Hansen, Ciba Karisik, Barry McCarthy, John McKee, Bogdan Molea, Jacques Payette, David Thauberger, and W. David Ward.

Canadian Historical Collection

December 11 - December 18 Toronto

 

Loch Gallery is pleased to showcase a special collection of fine historical art in our Toronto Gallery.  For nearly five decades, Loch Gallery has quietly and confidentially established a number of the finest art collections in Canada. We offer expertise in the art of collecting—our knowledge and commitment will ensure that you are building not only a collection, but also a timeless legacy that future generations will treasure.

Contemporary Realism

November 20 - November 27 Toronto, Calgary

 

Loch Gallery continues its mandate of presenting the finest in Canadian realism. We are delighted to feature a selection of new paintings by D.P. Brown, John Hall, John Hansen, Tony Luciani, Valerie Palmer, W. David Ward and introducing Keith Harder, along with recent works by Leon Belsky, Ron Bolt and Gerard Burns.

Concurrently in Calgary, we are showing paintings by John Hall, Keith Harder, Nick Rooney, Patrick Cox, Roberto Rosenman, Leon Belsky, Ron Bolt.

We invite you to explore the plurality of realism in this exhibition.

Barry McCarthy: The Elora Gorge

November 6 - November 13 Toronto

It is with great pleasure to announce the opening of an exhibition of exceptional new oils & watercolours by renowned Canadian artist Barry McCarthy. This show will feature wondrously detailed and evocative paintings of the majestic Elora Gorge.

Philip Craig | Lily Ponds, Flowers and Flakes

October 16 - October 23 Toronto

 

Loch Gallery is delighted to present a two part exhibition "Lily Ponds, Flowers and Flakes" by Philip Craig featuring new paintings inspired by his wife's garden and the years he lived in Newfoundland.

Over the summer months, Philip was captivated by the colours and variety of flora from his wife Diane's garden. In the first room of the gallery Philip guides us through the lush garden filled with peonies, trilliums, gardenias, irises, and water lilies from his Otter Lake home.

In the second room of the gallery we are featuring a collection of paintings inspired by the years Philip and his family lived in Newfoundland. Through paintings of multicoloured homes in Trinity, fisherman pulling in the boats and the wooden "flakes" used for drying fish, Philip gives us a glimpse into some of the places he visited and sights he saw during his time in Newfoundland.

Ron Bolt

October 2 - October 9 Toronto

 

 

Ron Bolt is recognized across Canada and abroad as a painter of nature and the sea in a photo-realistic style. He began his career over 50 years ago as an abstractionist and has periodically returned to that idiom in works exploring music and foreign cultures. He does so again in this dynamic series concerning various musical terms and compositions. He explains this recent project in his own words.

“The 12 paintings entitled Night Music originated from the evocative time lapse photographs of the Toronto skyline taken by my partner Lauretta Holbrook. They express the vibrancy and drive of a great city. But, as well, and because of my musical studies that led to an associate diploma from the Royal Conservatory in Toronto, they suggested music. Visual representations of the sounds of the music I studied or that I have enjoyed listening to. In analysis and performance musicians consider such concepts as line, colour, form, dynamics and texture, all concepts that painters deal with. Pure music is recognized as the most abstract of art forms. It’s relation to the creation of visual art has always interested me. I hope you get as much pleasure from exploring these pieces as I did in making them.” - Ron Bolt

Shannon Craig Morphew

September 11 - October 2 Toronto, Calgary

Loch Gallery is delighted to present a much anticipated new collection of paintings by Shannon Craig Morphew. Opening in Toronto and Calgary on Saturday, September 11th, in this latest exhibition Shannon takes the viewer on a journey across the country, from her beloved Newfoundland to the majestic ranges of the Rockies. Influenced by Japanese woodblock prints, Shannon's use of line, paint washes, and thick strokes of colour express a dynamic, personal creative vision.

"Since the beginning, playing amongst the ocean eddies and windswept rocks of Newfoundland, I've held a deep respect and reverence for the natural world. In my paintings I'm able to distill the emotions I've felt at these times to give the viewer a feeling of open sky and powerful immensity of the landscapes that I've experienced first hand. Through abstraction I emphasize the open expanses of cool sky against a still, sunbathed field or a mountain stream where the craggy rocks guide powerful water currents down below." - Shannon Craig Morphew

Natural Explorations: New Paintings by Ron Bolt

September 26 - October 3 Toronto

Loch Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of new paintings by renowned Canadian artist, Ron Bolt. The paintings in this recent collection continue to explore Ron's interest in light – its reflective qualities, how photography captures it and the magical ways in which it recasts the natural world.

In his own words, Bolt writes, “I revel in the infinite variety of the natural world and my work is an act of preservation. To preserve the natural world is to preserve a language. It’s the language of the wind and shifting light, of silence, stillness and space. It allows us to converse with the other voices, the voices of our true aspirations, our regrets, our hopes.”

Shannon Craig Morphew

September 12 - September 19 Toronto

Loch Gallery is excited to present a recent selection of paintings by Ontario's own Shannon Craig Morphew.

In this recent collection, the artist takes the viewer on a journey across the country. Through Morphew's dynamic use of line she captures the energy of the Canadian landscape. We start in the east with a sweeping panorama of the Newfoundland coast. Morphew then guides us through Northern Ontario with its granite rock formations and windswept pines, before reaching the wide open, vast skies of the Canadian Prairies, and ending up finally in the majestic ranges of the Rockies.

Influenced by Japanese woodblock prints, Morphew's style of active brushwork and minimal colour expresses a very modern, personal creative vision.

Summer Exhibition and Virtual Tour

July 11 - July 25 Toronto

Over the summer months, Loch Gallery Toronto will be featuring a selection of new arrivals and other stellar examples of artwork from our Contemporary artists. Featured in this exhibition is Patrick Amiot's latest sculpture "The Goal of the Century" and new paintings by Leon Belsky and David Thauberger, along side recent work by Ron Bolt, John B. Boyle, DP Brown, Tyson Grumm, John Hall, John Hansen, Bogdan Molea, Shannon Craig Morphew and Roberto Rosenman. Please check our exhibition page for upcoming summer exhibitions.

New Paintings by Barry McCarthy and Ciba Karisik

June 20 - July 4 Toronto

Loch Gallery is excited to feature new paintings by artists Barry McCarthy and Ciba Karisik, both masters of light and atmosphere. McCarthy and Karisik will be exhibited in the second room of our Toronto gallery with Philip Craig's paintings featured in the front room.

Barry McCarthy explores the Killarney region in his two major canvases of majestic windswept trees. In the painting "Killarney", the trees eke out their existence out of granite rock and stand leaning against the northern elements. A nod to the Group of Seven, the lone tree in McCarthy's canvas "Landmark Pine" is a metaphor of our Canadian north and has been a repeated source of inspiration for the artist who grew up on the shores of Lake Superior.

For Ciba Karisik, meadows and floral gardens have always been places of freedom and rest. His flower-filled retreats provide a feast for the eyes. “Waiting for the Wind #3” is a triumph of greens punctuated by sophisticated dabs of bold colours suggesting the forms of wildflowers. His other canvas “Pond Reflections” is a symphony of colour and engaging in composition - an homage to Claude Monet with water lilies in vibrant colours resting on a mercurial pond surface.

Philip Craig | Paintings of Italy

June 20 - July 4 Toronto

Loch Gallery is delighted to feature an exhibition of new Italian paintings by Philip Craig. After seven years, Philip returns to his much beloved Italian landscape. We join him as he explores olive groves, vineyards, Venetian canals and the rolling Tuscan hills around the towns of San Gimignano, Montepulciano and Castiglioni. In "View of Montepulciano" and "Cypress Road", Philip masterfully captures the golden light that dances around the scattered towns and cypress tree lined roads. We find respite from the noon-hour sun in the painting “Under the Pergola” and rest awhile, only to later walk the rows of grapevines in a Castiglioni vineyard overlooking a sweeping Tuscan panorama.

In the video below, Philip treats us to a tour of his Italian paintings featured in this latest exhibition. We watch him paint the works in progress and see them come to life before our eyes.

 

Loch Gallery Toronto Virtual Tour

May 29 - June 13 Toronto

Loch Gallery is pleased to present our first 3rd virtual exhibition.  As we navigate daily life and become accustomed to our new normal, we invite you to virtually tour our Toronto gallery from the comfort of your own home.

At this time the gallery is open by appointment only. If there are any artworks that you are interested in or would like to see in person, we would be happy to arrange a private viewing. Alternatively, we are also offering home delivery if you would prefer to view the artwork in your home.

To arrange a viewing or to schedule a home delivery, please contact the gallery by phone 416-964-9050 or email toronto@lochgallery.com. We look forward to welcoming you back to the gallery soon.