Collection of the artist.
Ron Shuebrook, "untitled," 2012, charcoal on paper, 76 x 57 cm.
This solo show focuses on abstract charcoal drawings by nationally known senior Canadian artist Ron Shuebrook. In addition to the twenty-three framed works that make up the touring exhibition, the artist has created four large-scale, unframed works specifically for the Kelowna venue only. Shuebrook’s practice spans several decades and his roots are in mid-twentieth-century modernism. The drawings are rich and tactile and are exciting in their scope and breadth of reference and allusion.
This exhibition has been organized by the Thames Art Gallery (Chatham, Ontario) in collaboration with the Kelowna Art Gallery, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre in Guelph, Ontario, the Mt Saint Vincent University Art Gallery in Halifax, and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, Ontario.
Friday, March 6, 7 to 9 pm
Opening remarks at 7 pm. Artist will be in attendance.
This is a free event, open to members and guests by invitation.
Saturday, March 7, 1 to 3 pm
Join us for a series of ten-minute-long talks by artist Ron Shuebrook along with local artists on the roles/functions of drawing in their practices. The talks will be followed by a discussion. What is the place for drawing in the post-skills, post-post-modern art world we inhabit?