Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 6, 2013 —The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) and Gurevich Fine Art will join a group of art patrons to honour and celebrate the life and art of Eva Stubbs, RCA, at a private dinner party to be held in the Gurevich Gallery on Thursday, October 3, 2013.
Stubbs’ studio closed in 2013 after more than 52 years of artistic achievement in various mediums including bronze, wood, stone, and clay, as well as works on paper. Her remaining works will be shown at an exhibition at Gurevich Fine Art in October.
Stubbs’ last major exhibition was presented at the WAG in 2010. At that time Dr. Stephen Borys, WAG Director & CEO, looked to acquire a major work by Stubbs for the Gallery’s rooftop sculpture garden. The WAG has now commissioned a bronze casting of Generation to add to the five works by Stubbs already held in their collection. “Generation is one of Eva’s most significant works, and we are thrilled that it will be a legacy piece on display on our rooftop, a fitting tribute to her important body of work.”
“We’re honoured to be involved in helping recognize Eva’s enormous contribution to the cultural fabric of not our city but the world,” states Gurevich Fine Art CEO Howard Gurevich.
A tribute to Eva Stubbs will be given at the dinner by Stephen Borys and Andrew Kear, WAG Curator of Canadian Historical Art. Patrons will be seated in the gallery surrounded by Stubbs’ studio work and maquettes.
Tickets are limited to 50 guests with donations from patrons, including ticket sales being made to the WAG for the casting and purchase of Stubbs’ bronze sculpture Generation. The WAG is applying for matching funds from the Canada Council for the Arts for the commission.
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