Barker Fairley, E.B. Cox and Joe Fafard at the Ingram Gallery
Today Danica and I went to the Ingram Gallery on Avenue Road to see landscape paintings and portraits by Barker Fairley. Our interest in the artist had been reawakened by seeing the John and Ruth Colombo portraits mentioned earlier. Bonus! E.B. Cox sculptures were on display in the same space.
Visit the gallery site for a small taste of what you’ll see, then visit before March 17th. If you like Fairley’s work as much as we do, you’ll see some good ones. We were greeted warmly and enthusiastically by Director Tarah Aylward [I believe it was] and enjoyed a good talk with Jeff Duns who spent a generous amount of time with us. He knows his Fairley.
The Ingram Gallery is a very pleasant space with a wonderful (and probably ever-changing) collection of Canadian art to show and sell. There’s a Joe Fafard horse in painted bronze that was very handsome. The $7500 price tag seemed very reasonable to me for a piece of its size and quality. I’m sure it would be a much better investment than most of the offerings on the stock market… and a lot more enjoyable to own.
Here’s Danica beside a much larger Joe Fafard, one street over from the Ingram Gallery in Yorkville.