Gathie Falk

Grenville, Bruce and Laurence, Robin and Thom, Ian M. and Graham, Mayo and Milroy, Sarah. Gathie Falk. Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Art Gallery, 2000.

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Abstract (English)

This catalogue/monograph, to accompany an exhibition of Falk’s work from the 1960s to the present, contains a biographical essay by Laurence and short essays by Grenville, Thom, Graham and Milroy. Laurence provides a detailed account of the artist’s life, including her art education, the influences of Pop and Funk art, teaching experience and involvement as a member of Intermedia. His analysis of various works by the artist (most of which are based on events and objects of everyday life) draws attention to their symbolic value. Thom’s interpretation of the Home Environment installation highlights the humorous quality of utilitarian objects rendered useless. Graham’s reflections on Falk’s use of shoes in sculpture and performance pieces emphasizes the importance of repetition and serial imagery. Grenville underlines the role of shadow and abstraction in the artist’s Cement paintings. In his second essay, he suggests Falk’s sculptural dresses mark the presence of the body. Milroy’s text focuses on the artist’s Hedge and Cloud series of paintings. Includes a selected chronology by Grenville and D. Fergusson. List of works. Selected bibliography. Circa 250 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Grenville, Bruce (Curator); Grenville, Bruce (Author); Laurence, Robin (Author); Thom, Ian M. (Author); Graham, Mayo (Author); Milroy, Sarah (Author); Bogusky, Alf (Prefacer); Théberge, Pierre (Prefacer)
Dossier: 410 - FALK, GATHIE
Collation: 162 p. : 112 ill. (55 col.) ; 25 x 28 cm
ISBN: 1550547453
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Vancouver, BC: Vancouver Art Gallery
Artists: Falk, Gathie
Critics / Curators / Historians: Grenville, Bruce
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 12 Feb. - 4 June 2000, Vancouver Art Gallery.
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Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2001
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 17:13
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