Martha Varcoe Sturdy, #220 Untitled, resin on steel, 53 x 53, 2003

Winsor Gallery announces renowned Vancouver artist Martha Varcoe Sturdy joining gallery

VANCOUVER, September 17, 2013 – Winsor Gallery announced today that acclaimed Vancouver artist Martha Varcoe Sturdy is joining the Gallery as of October 1, 2013. In the following months Sturdy will exhibit a selection of pieces at the Gallery with a full exhibit of new work launching in late spring, 2014. Winsor Gallery is located at 258 East 1st Avenue, in the heart of The Flats, Vancouver’s burgeoning arts district.

At the October 1st launch event, Winsor Gallery will exhibit Sturdy’s newest painting and sculpture series entitled Break-up. Inspired by northern Canadian landscapes, the pieces offer an exciting preview into what is to come from her 2014 solo exhibition. The artist plus several of her pieces will also accompany Winsor Gallery to the Toronto International Art Fair October 25 to 28 (booth #638).

“I have long been a fan of Martha’s work.  She shares a strong connection to the great Canadian landscape and skillfully uses minimalist clarity to evoke nature’s complexity and beauty, the result of which is stunning,” says Gallery owner Jennifer Winsor (@jennifer_winsor). “We look forward to officially exhibiting Martha’s work this fall at Winsor Gallery and Art Toronto.”

I have always been driven to create, whether that be functional, wearable or abstract sculpture. While STURDY studio has been up and running since 1978, joining Winsor Gallery offers my artistic practice another creative platform for presentation and represents my current focus on a new body of work that’s been in the making for some time,” says artist Martha Varcoe Sturdy. “I look forward to a long and successful relationship with Jennifer Winsor and the team at Winsor Gallery.”

About Winsor Gallery
Founded by Jennifer Winsor in 2002, Winsor Gallery has distinguished itself locally, nationally, and internationally as a premier source for contemporary art. Foremost a commercial gallery, Winsor Gallery strives to ensure the long-term development of its artists’ careers through promotion, collaboration, and thoughtful curation. A cornerstone of the Vancouver art scene, Winsor relocated from its seminal South Granville space in 2012 to The Flats on East 1st Avenue. The gallery is part of a burgeoning industrial neighbourhood that has become Vancouver’s new centre for contemporary art.

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