Mina Totino : Paintings

Nichols, Miriam. Mina Totino : Paintings. Vancouver, BC: Contemporary Art Gallery, 1987.

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Abstract (English)

Essayist Nichols introduces Totino's work by discussing the representation of flesh, both by Jean Genet's "Our Lady of the Flowers" and in de Kooning's figural abstractions of the 1950's: the materiality as well as the symbolic function of the image. She identifies in Totino's richly worked painterly canvases the presence of narrative (images taken from the media) and anti-narrative (the expressionistic interplay between colour and form) each one undermining the purity of the other. In-depth analysis of all works in the exhibition. Biographical notes. 6 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Nichols, Miriam (Author); Elving, Christine (Curator); Elving, Christine (Prefacer); Butler, Margot (Prefacer)
Dossier: 410 - TOTINO, MINA
Collation: [16] p. : 7 ill. col. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 0920751172
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Vancouver, BC: Contemporary Art Gallery
Artists: Totino, Mina; De Kooning, Willem
Critics / Curators / Historians: Elving, Christine
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 24 Nov. - 19 Dec. 1987, Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver).
Keywords: PAINTING; PAINTERLINESS; NARRATIVE; EXPRESSIONISM; MEDIA IMAGERY; HUMAN FIGURE; ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM; GENET, JEAN
Deposited by: e-Artexte administrator
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 1988
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 13:28
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/16
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