Centre for the Arts has Shuebrook show

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.