Eva Stubbs worked as an artist for 52 years and to celebrate her long career, the Winnipeg Art Gallery has commissioned a bronze cast of one of her most significant pieces.
During her last major exhibition at the WAG in 2010, director and CEO Stephen Borys expressed interest in adding some of her work to the gallery's rooftop sculpture garden.
Generation by Eva Stubbs
The WAG has now commissioned a bronze cast of Generation,
which will be the sixth piece by Stubbs in the gallery's collection.
is an extraordinary work, and we are thrilled
that it will be a legacy piece on display on our rooftop, a fitting
tribute to her important body of work," Borys said.
Stubbs closed her studio earlier this year, but the remaining works in bronze, wood, stone, clay and on paper will be part of an October exhibition at Gurevich Fine Art.
"We're honoured to be involved in helping recognize Eva's enormous
contribution to the cultural fabric of not our city but the world,"
said Gurevich Fine Art CEO Howard Gurevich.
The gallery will also host a dinner to honour her life and art on October 3rd. Donations and funds raised from ticket sales will go to the WAG to assist in the purchase of the bronze sculpture for the rooftop garden.
The WAG is also applying to a fund matching program through the Canada Council for the Arts.