Herstory Panel Discussion

Gallery 1C03

March 27, 2013: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. in Gallery 1C03

Presented in conjunction with Gallery 1C03’s current exhibition Herstory: Art by Women in The University of Winnipeg Collection, this panel features a discussion with Herstory artists Dominique Rey, Eva Stubbs and Diana Thorneycroft, and will be moderated by exhibition curator Laura White.

The panel offers an opportunity for the public to learn more about the artistic practice of three generations of Manitoba women artists, each of whom has gained national recognition for her work. The discussion will explore these artists’ experiences as female cultural producers over the course of the last six decades.

Dominique Rey is a painter, photographer, video artist and performance artist. She immerses herself in the world she is using as material, whether that means living with exotic dancers in South Carolina for her series Selling Venus/Vénus au miroir or working on Les Filles de la Croix, a seven year project on a disappearing order of nuns that has taken her to Brazil, Argentina and France. Her fascination with the representation of the other, the marginal figure, plunges inward in her newest work Erlking to explore the unconscious other within.

Eva Stubbs is recognized primarily as a sculptor, although drawing is also an important part of her practice. Her images of women, children and families often represent an exploration of larger themes such as historical memory, the desire for intimacy and an awareness of the fragility of human existence. As such, Stubbs’ art is at once deeply personal yet also expressive of the universality of human experience.

Diana Thorneycroft is best known for her photographic practice but she produces and exhibits drawings as well. Thorneycroft’s art has tackled difficult themes, from deconstructing the gendered body to dryly critiquing popular culture. Her recent Group of Seven Awkward Moments series, for example, employs reproductions of paintings by Tom Thomson, Emily Carr and the Group of Seven as backdrops to dioramas she constructs and then photographs. By combining well-known Canadian landscape paintings with scenes of accidents, disasters and instances of poor judgment, she acknowledges and satirizes the mythology and icons of Canadian culture.

Jennifer Gibson
Gallery 1C03
The University of Winnipeg
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