Abstract drawings at the Kelowna Art Gallery

Some might see tubular bells, a maze for a lab rat, or a pinball machine in Ron Shuebrook's charcoal drawings.

  • Mon Mar 9th, 2015 5:00am
  • Life

Ron Shuebrook’s drawings, on view now at the Kelowna Art Gallery, are rich and tactile, exciting in their scope and breadth of reference and allusion. His practice spans several decades and his roots are in mid-20th-century modernism.

Shuebrook has had a long career in Canada, having first arrived here to live in 1970. In addition to his work in drawing, Shuebrook is an accomplished abstract painter. He divides his time between Guelph, Ontario, and a summer home and studio in Nova Scotia.

This exhibition has been organized by the Thames Art Gallery (Chatham, Ontario) in collaboration with the Kelowna Art Gallery, Macdonald Stewart Art Centre in Guelph, Ontario, the Mt Saint Vincent University Art Gallery in Halifax, and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa, Ontario. The guest curator for the show is John Kissick, a nationally recognized painter who teaches at the University of Guelph, in Ontario. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with texts by Kissick, and artists David Urban, and Melanie Authier.

Ron Shuebrook: Drawings will be on view at the Kelowna Art Gallery from March 7 to April 26.

The Kelowna Art Gallery is located at 1315 Water Street in downtown Kelowna. For more information about current exhibitions, public programming or special events, please visit the Kelowna Art Gallery online at www.kelownaartgallery.com or call 250-762-2226.