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Ivan Kenneth Eyre

Ivan Kenneth Eyre

Ivan Kenneth Eyre
Spring 2017 - 1st Session Live auction

Lot # 027

Ivan Kenneth Eyre
RCA 1935 - Canadian

White Path
acrylic on canvas
signed and on verso signed, titled, dated 2003 and inscribed "Acrylic, unvarnished" and "1158 Rio Tinto Alcan"
45 x 39 in  114.3 x 99.1cm

Loch Gallery, Toronto
Collection of Rio Tinto Alcan, Montreal
Private Collection, Montreal

Joan Murray, Ivan Eyre: Exposition, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 1980, page 9
Ivan Eyre, Ivan on Eyre: The Paintings, Pavilion Gallery, 2004, reproduced page 445

Ivan Eyre has described his landscapes as “geographies of the spirit.” He lives on the south edge of Winnipeg, and although his landscapes are informed by his prairie environment, they are not necessarily of a specific geographic place, but are more distilled from memory—resulting in images that could represent many locales. Even though Eyre may refer to particular places in his titles, he stated that this really indicates a poetic connection for him. The stillness of his landscapes is palpable, and they possess a strong sense of patterned detail and carefully ordered planes of space. In White Path, sections of land are harmoniously linked, folding into each other and rolling downwards into the far distance, intersected and connected by what our eyes read as a winding, snowy path. Consistent with Eyre’s “geographies of the spirit” philosophy, White Path has a crystallized, heightened quality, and his use of colour, such as cobalt blue, further removes his image from the natural. In paintings such as this, Eyre’s vision of the silently majestic prairie becomes a serene experience of the majesty of all nature.

Estimate: $40,000 ~ $60,000 CAD

Sold For: $121,250.00 CAD (including buyer's premium)

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