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"Stephen Cruise: STOCK"
2002-04-27 until 2002-05-25
Cambridge Galleries
Cambridge, ON, CA Canada

This exhibition is an introduction to Stephen Cruise's sculpture "Stock," which will be permanently installed in the courtyard of Cambridge Libraries and Galleries' Preston location in late spring. The exhibition will explore the artist's working process in the drawings and maquettes behind the sculpture.

"Stock" began as children's wooden blocks stacked in the shape of a tree. Seven trees are depicted as part of the original Preston coat of arms, and seven stacks of books, cut from limestone, will be arranged in a pattern loosely based on the path taken by the Speed River as it defines the northwest boundaries of the community of Preston. This placement will encourage visitors to interact with the sculpture as they walk through the courtyard to the library's entrance.

Stephen Cruise was born in Montreal and studied at the Ontario College of Art. Cruise's work has been exhibited extensively nationally and internationally since the early seventies and his work is found in many private, corporate and public collections including the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario.


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