Prairie Artist Showcasing Work in New U of M Exhibit

Prairie Artist Showcasing Work in New U of M Exhibit

Eli BornsteinA new art exhibit opening at the University of Manitoba will highlight the works of influential Saskatchewan artist Eli Bornstein.

Bornstein, 90, is probably best known to Winnipeggers as the creator of the public art project Structurist in 15 Parts (1962), which was displayed on the south wall of the former Winnipeg International Airport terminal. The piece is currently being restored prior to being installed on the exterior of the U of M’s Max Bell Centre.

“Showcasing the talents of one of the prairie’s most significant artists,” said Mary Ann Steggles, acting director of the School of Art. “As well as the scholarly efforts of one of our senior faculty members, is a welcome opportunity for the School of Art Gallery.”

A celebratory reception to open the exhibit is planned for Tuesday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the School of Art Gallery (255 ARTlab, 180 Dafoe Road). Bornstein will give a talk on his work and a tour of the exhibition between 7:30-9 p.m.

An Art at the Mercy of Light runs until February 21, 2014. The exhibition, artist’s talk/tour and reception are all free and open to the public.