Thursday, September 19, 2013

Gallery 1C03 presents the exhibition "Boys Club"

Gallery 1C03 at The University of Winnipeg proudly presents

Boys Club
September 27 – October 26, 2013

Public reception: Thursday, October 3, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Gallery 1C03
Featuring remarks by University of Winnipeg President & Vice-Chancellor Dr. Lloyd Axworthy at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Friday, October 25 at 12:30 p.m. in Room 2M70 (2nd floor of Manitoba Hall) at The University of Winnipeg

Linus Woods, Ho Lakota (Peace and War), 2005, acrylic and oil on canvas, 61" x 48".
Collection of The University of Winnipeg. Gift of Anonymous Alumnus Donor.

Gallery 1C03 at The University of Winnipeg is pleased to invite you to the opening of Boys Club, a group exhibition of artworks from the University’s collection that explores representations of masculinity. Boys Club features paintings, drawings, prints and photographs by Canadian artists David Barbour, H. Eric Bergman, Kelly Clark, Ivan Eyre, E. J. (Ted) Howorth, Yousuf Karsh, Gerry Kopelow, Bill Lobchuk, Tom Lovatt, Murray McKenzie, Tony Tascona, Patrick Treacy, Linus Woods and others. Boys Club is organized as part of Artsfest 2013 – UWinnipeg Cultural Treasures, a campus wide celebration of arts and culture that runs September 27 – October 4, 2013.

With their images ranging from the 1930s to the most recent decade, several of the artists in Boys Club offer a means to consider diverse interpretations of the male figure.  Captivating portraits that show subjects singly and in groups, metaphorical personages, and collaged compositions that deal with the construction of identity via fragments of memory, history and popular culture will be on display.

The exhibition also considers the significant impact that male-centred collectives of the 1960s and 1970s have had on the local art scene and includes examples of the mid-20th century modernist aesthetic that was embraced by several prominent Manitoba male artists.

A panel discussion related to the exhibition moderated by Boys Club curator Jennifer Gibson and featuring speakers Dr. Bruno Cornellier, Bill Kirby and Kegan McFadden will take place on Friday, October 25 at 12:30 p.m. in room 2M70 (2nd floor of Manitoba Hall) at The University of Winnipeg.

Gallery 1C03 hours during Artsfest & Culture Days: September 27: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., September 28 & 29: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., September 30 – October 4: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Regular Gallery 1C03 hours: Monday – Friday: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m., Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and Thanksgiving Day.

Admission is always free and everyone is welcome. Wheelchair accessible.

For more information contact:
Jennifer Gibson, Director/Curator, Gallery 1C03

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