March 7 to April 26, 2015
This solo show focusing on abstract charcoal drawings by nationally known senior Canadian artist Ron Shuebrook has been organized and circulated by the Thames Art Gallery in Chatham, Ontario, in collaboration with the Macdonald-Stewart Art Centre in Guelph, Ontario, the Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery in Halifax, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, Ontario, and the Kelowna Art Gallery. The catalogue has been printed and contains texts by three noted Canadian artists: John Kissick, David Urban, and Melanie Authier, and an interview with Robert Enright.
As well as the twenty-three framed works that make up the touring exhibition, the artist will be creating several 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.
Shuebrook has taught at NSCAD, the Ottawa School of Art, the University of Guelph, and OCAD University, where he was also President.
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? Watch our website for details.