Boys Club

Gallery 1C03


Yousuf Karsh, Bertrand Russell, 1949 (printed before 1980), 8 by 10 in, silver gelatin print. Collection of The University of Winnipeg. Gift of Dr. Allen Mills. Copyright Estate of Yousuf Karsh.

September 27 - October 26, 2013 Gallery 1C03 (1st floor of Centennial Hall)

Public Reception: Thursday, October 3, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Gallery 1C03

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

Organized as part of UWinnipeg ArtsFest 2013 - Cultural Treasures, Gallery 1C03 is pleased to present this group exhibition of work by the University's art collection that explores representations of masculinity. Boys Club features paintings, drawings, prints and photographs by established Canadian artists such as David Barbour, H. Eric Bergman, Kelly Clark, Ivan Eyre, E.J.(Ted) Howorth, Yousuf Karsh, Gerry Kopelow, Bill Lobchuk, Tom Lovatt, Murray McKenzie, James Stadnick, Tony Tascona, Patrick Treacy, Linus Woods and others.

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.

Exhibit hours during ArtsFest 2013 - Cultural Treasures:
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.

Note that from October 5 - 26 the exhibit reverts to regular Gallery hours of weekdays from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

For more information, contact:
Jennifer Gibson
Gallery 1C03
The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3B 2E9
Ph: 204.786.9253
F: 204.774.4134