WAG Exhibition Honours Local Artist Eva Stubbs

WAG Exhibition Honours Local Artist Eva Stubbs

By Sarah Klein

The Winnipeg Art Gallery will honour local artist Eva Stubbs with an exhibition highlighting her career later this month.

“Eva Stubbs: The Rough Ideal” will open to the public on Thursday, December 16 from 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. and run until March 20, 2011.

“Since my days as an undergraduate studying art history, I have admired Stubbs’ work, in particular her large-scale ceramic pieces, which can transform any gallery or public space,” said WAG Director Stephen Borys. “Her views on the value of community and the closeness of family, and her respect for humanity, are hallmarks of her career. Her sculptures and drawings turn on issues of identity, displacement, and historical memory.”

Stubbs was born into a Jewish-Hungarian family in 1925 and spent her formative years in Europe during the Great Depression, the Spanish Civil War, and the terrifying rise of anti-Semitism.

On Sunday, March 6, Stubbs and curator Andrew Kear will give a personal tour of the exhibition. Coffee, tea, and conversation will follow.