WAG Gallery Shop Announces Hold Over of Jill Brooks' The Many Faces of Eve
Winnipeg, Manitoba, October 6, 2015: The Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Gallery Shop announces it is holding over the Jill Brooks' The Many Faces of Eve exhibition until Tuesday, October 13.
“We've never had a more successful show at Gallery Shop," says Sherri Van Went, WAG Manager of Retail Operations and curator of the show. "I knew when I first visited Jill's studio and saw her working on this series it was going to be spectacular, and it is. Jill is one of Winnipeg's most significant artists and this show is perhaps her finest work to date."
To celebrate the success of The Many Faces of Eve, the Gallery Shop has invited the artist to guide a tour on Saturday October 10 at 2pm. "There has been so much buzz about this show since the opening we wanted to give the public another opportunity to hear the stories behind each work from the artist herself," adds Van Went.
“Eve as metaphor is the subject of these paintings in which I have placed notable women from decades of popular culture, each in her own garden,” explains Brooks. “My choice of women for these paintings is wide ranging, from fictional television characters to writers and poets of significance, to feminist archetypes. My tone is admiring whimsical, and affectionate.”
The WAG has a strong commitment to Manitoba artists, and the The Many Faces of Eve is a wonderful example of the Gallery Shop’s support for local and Canadian artists.
While the Gallery Shop is proud to host the Brooks show, the feeling is mutual. "I think any artist is thrilled when they have a chance to show their work to the public,” says Brooks. “For me this is especially true when my paintings are presented at the Gallery Shop. The Winnipeg Art Gallery is one of Canada's premier galleries constantly presenting interesting and challenging shows. To be a small part of that is a privilege."
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