The Elora Centre for the Arts has announced the opening of its next gallery show, Selected Works: Five Decades, a solo show by Ron Shuebrook, starting on April 11 at 7:30pm in the Minarovich Gallery.
The exhibition will include work that Shuebrook created from as early as when he was a student, and will focus on his commitment over many decades to the investigation of abstraction.
Minarovich Gallery curator Phil Irish recently had an opportunity to visit Shuebrook’s studio and said that it is fascinating to see the progression of the artist’s work. “It as a focused retrospective,” said Irish. “It’s moving to see how a set of interests gets richer and develops over the course of an artist’s lifetime.”
This is the first time that Shuebrook has shown a retrospective of this magnitude. The show includes a block print and a painting that were done in 1965 and have never been shown before, a work that was created as a reminder of the tragedy at Kent State University in 1970, charcoal works that are marked as much by erasure as by charcoal, and luminous exploratory watercolours.
Shuebrook exhibits his work nationally and internationally. More than 50 public galleries, museums, and corporations have acquired his paintings, drawings, prints, and wall constructions.
Shuebrook will also be the lecturer at the Centre’s Art Appreciation Series on June 5, where he will discuss public art education.
Selected Work: Five Decades runs in the Minarovich Gallery until May 18. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 3:30pm and on weekends from 1 to 3:30pm. All are welcome and there is no admission.