Topographies : Aspects of Recent B.C. Art

Arnold, Grant and Gagnon, Monika and Jensen, Doreen and Haraldsson, Arni and Lawrence, Donald and Lee, J.j. and Mollineaux, Melinda and Wherry, Cathi Charles and Bolton, Rena Point and Diesing, Freda and Hamilton, Ron and Heit, Chuck and Marshall, Teresa and Mowatt, Ken and Point, Susan A. and Rivet, Rick James and Rorick, Isabel and Sparrow, Debra. Topographies : Aspects of Recent B.C. Art. Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Art Gallery, 1996.

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Abstract (English)

This major catalogue for an exhibition composed of approximately ninety works by forty-one contemporary artists from British Columbia, contains essays by each member of the three person curatorial team. Arnold situates "Topographies..." within the context of other large-scale exhibitions organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, drawing attention to themes addressed within the works he selected (themes considered include: counter-history, the destabilization of painting, and relations between the body/subjectivity). Gagnon's descriptive analysis of works she selected focuses on how the subjects of travel narrative, cultural migration, nature and landscape relate to the notions of "home" and "transitional space". Jensen's interpretation of the carvings and weavings by First Nations artists is centered on how the concept of metamorphosis relates to time, space, place and being. The destruction of the forest in building Vancouver, and distinctions between culture/environment and art/craft are also discussed. Includes artists' statements. Bibliography. List of works. Biographical notes. Circa 76 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Arnold, Grant (Curator); Arnold, Grant (Author); Gagnon, Monika (Curator); Gagnon, Monika (Author); Jensen, Doreen (Curator); Jensen, Doreen (Author); Lind, Phil (Prefacer); Joyner, Brooks (Prefacer); Haraldsson, Arni (Artist); Haraldsson, Arni (Author); Lawrence, Donald (Artist); Lawrence, Donald (Author); Lee, J.J. (Artist); Lee, J.J. (Author); Mollineaux, Melinda (Artist); Mollineaux, Melinda (Author); Wherry, Cathi Charles (Artist); Wherry, Cathi Charles (Author); Bolton, Rena Point (Artist); Bolton, Rena Point (Author); Diesing, Freda (Artist); Diesing, Freda (Author); Hamilton, Ron (Artist); Hamilton, Ron (Author); Heit, Chuck (Artist); Heit, Chuck (Author); Marshall, Teresa (Artist); Marshall, Teresa (Author); Mowatt, Ken (Artist); Mowatt, Ken (Author); Point, Susan A. (Artist); Point, Susan A. (Author); Rivet, Rick James (Artist); Rivet, Rick James (Author); Rorick, Isabel (Artist); Rorick, Isabel (Author); Sparrow, Debra (Artist); Sparrow, Debra (Author); Usukawa, Saeko (Editor)
Dossier: 353 - VANCOUVER ART GALLERY (Vancouver)
Location: Double mis dans la réserve (Boîte 7)
Collation: xii, 163 p. : 82 ill. (44 col.) ; 30 x 23 cm
ISBN: 1550545132
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Art Gallery
Artists: Bob, Dempsey; Bolton, Rena Point; Bowley, Janis; Claxton, Dana; Congdon, Daniel; Currelly, Judith; Davis, Fred; Diesing, Freda; Dikeakos, Christos; Edington, Clare Gomez; Graham, Rodney; Haraldsson, Arni; Harris, Walter; HEIT, CHARLES (CHUCK); Hogg, Lucy; Johnston, Byron; Hamilton, Ron; Lawrence, Donald; Lee, J.j.; Longman, Mary; Mackenzie, Landon; Macleod, Myfanwy; Madill, Kevin; Marshall, Teresa; Mollineaux, Melinda; Mootoo, Shani; High, Kathy; Mowatt, Ken; Oberlander, Wendy; Patrick, Chester; Point, Susan A.; Radul, Judy; Rivet, Rick; Rorick, Isabel; Sparrow, Debra; Sparrow, Robyn; Takashima, Yoko; Totino, Mina; Wherry, Cathi Charles; Yoon, Jin-Me; Youds, Robert; Yuen, Sharyn
Critics / Curators / Historians: Arnold, Grant; Gagnon, Monica; Jensen, Doreen
Art Organizations: Vancouver Art Gallery (Vancouver)
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 29 Sept. 1996 - 5 Jan. 1997, Vancouver Art Gallery.
Keywords: FIRST NATIONS; LANDSCAPE; NATURE; CARVING; PLACE; SUBJECTIVITY; FEMINISM; METAMORPHOSIS; TRAVEL NARRATIVE; WEAVING; CITY, THE; POTLATCH; IDENTITY; CULTURAL MIGRATION; BODY, THE; LAND, THE; CRAFT; FIRST NATIONS CULTURE; BRITISH COLUMBIA; THE VANCOUVER ART GALLERY; VANCOUVER
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Gift of René Blouin.

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Date Deposited: 02 Aug 1999
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 14:01
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/13355
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