Esther Warkov: Paintings, 1960s-1980s
- Dates:May 28, 2016 - October 16, 2016 ( Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday )
- Location:Winnipeg Art Gallery
- Times:11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Friday, closed Monday
- Address: 300 Memorial Blvd. Winnipeg, MB
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- Region: Winnipeg
The WAG presented Esther Warkov’s first solo exhibition in 1964. Since then, the Gallery has acquired works that span her career as one of Manitoba’s most distinctive painters. This exhibition highlights a celebrated and defining period for the artist.
Subtly psychedelic, Warkov's stylized motifs reveal the influence of the Eastern European community into which she was born. Her motley scenes integrate a recurring and morphing array of images—townsfolk, historical figures, insects, and engine parts—appropriated from the old photographs, postcards, medical textbooks, and department store catalogues the artist scavenged from local junk shops and second-hand stores.
Esther Warkov, Canadian, b. 1941, Untitled, c. 1975–1980. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Gift of Judy and Phillip Adam, 2010-23. Photo: Leif Norman.