News 2016

Art Newspaper Interview

Donald Ellis was recently featured in a full page interview in the March issue of the Art Newspaper.

Click here to read the interview.

New Catalogue

We are excited to announce the publication of Art of the Arctic: Reflections of the Unseen, Masks and Ivories from the Bering Sea. Published to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the gallery, the tumble format hardcover catalogue features 125 works of extraordinary Inuit art over 256 pages. There are essays by the leading Surrealist scholars Dawn Ades, Colin Browne and Marie Mauze along with Bill Wolf and Donald Ellis. The catalogue illustrates 49 extraordinary Yup’ik masks the gallery has handled during its history, along with the Wolf Collection of ancient ivories from the Bering Sea, a recent acquisition. The catalogue will be available in September. Orders may be placed online here.

FRIEZE MASTERS

We are pleased to announce that we will once again be exhibiting at Frieze Masters in London October 6-9, with a VIP preview October 5th. This will be our fifth year exhibiting at this prestigious event which has quickly become one of the very best art fairs in the world.

For information regarding hours and location see frieze.com/fairs/frieze-masters.

ART TORONTO

Donald Ellis Gallery will be exhibiting at Art Toronto, October 28-31, 2016. This will be the gallery's first exhibition in Toronto in almost 25 years. We will be showing an extraordinarily important group of Plains Indian Ledger drawings as well as a selection of objects from the Northwest coast of Canada.

For more information about the fair see www.arttoronto.ca.

Keeping Time

The gallery is pleased to announce: "Keeping Time: Plains Indian Ledger Drawings (1865 – 1900)”, in collaboration with Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany, June 4-July 17. Galerie Gisela Capitain is a very highly regarded gallery in the contemporary art world, both in Germany and internationally.  Their interest in Plains Indian drawings is further evidence of the growing interest in this little known but highly important aspect of American art history.  The exhibition will feature a remarkable group of approximately 70 drawings from the latter part of the 19th century. The exhibition will also feature a small group of objects that help conceptualise ledger drawings.

The Audain Art Museum

In March, 2016 the Audain Art Museum will open in Whistler, BC.  Michael Audain and his wife Yoshi Karasawa have been important clients of the gallery and are good friends.  The museum, housed in a remarkable building designed by Patkau Architects, features the art of British Columbia, from the historic art of the First Nations of the province through the 20th century.  Included is an exceptional group of paintings by Emily Carr, photographic works from the Vancouver School and an extraordinary collection of historic 18th and 19th century masks from the Northwest Coast.  For more information go to www.audainartmuseum.com.

Armory Show

Donald Ellis Gallery will, for the first time, be exhibiting at the Armory Show in New York, March 3-6, 2016.  We will be presenting, at Pier 92 in the Modern section, an outstanding group of 19th century Plains Indian ledger drawings.  For more information about dates and times see www.thearmoryshow.com.