The Very Thing

Garvey, Susan Gibson and Metcalfe, Robin. The Very Thing. Halifax, NS: Dalhousie Art Gallery, 2000.

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Abstract (English)

Catalogue for a group exhibition co-curated by Garvey and Metcalfe. Garvey refers to the six artists in the exhibition as “object makers” who do not follow Greenbergian formalist dogma. Emphasis is placed on how formal and sensual characteristics of their minimal sculptures affect viewers physically and mentally. Metcalfe’s essay focuses on the “thingness” of the works, and their ability to create meaning without representation. Includes an analysis of how the meaning of the word “thing” has evolved throughout history. Biographical notes. 13 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Garvey, Susan Gibson (Curator); Garvey, Susan Gibson (Author); Metcalfe, Robin (Curator); Metcalfe, Robin (Author)
Dossier: 343 - DALHOUSIE ART GALLERY (Halifax)
Collation: 31 p. : 14 ill. (6 col.) ; 24 x 21 cm
ISBN: 0770327206
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Halifax, NS: Dalhousie Art Gallery
Artists: Dean, Tom; Paschakarnis, Vanessa; Stables, Fraser; Stevenson, Sarah; Townsend, Martha; Zingone, Robert
Critics / Curators / Historians: Gibson, Susan Gibson; Metcalfe, Robin
Art Organizations: Dalhousie Art Gallery (Halifax)
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 14 Jan. - 27 Feb. 2000, Dalhousie Art Gallery (Halifax).
Keywords: THING (The); OBJECT (The)

Signed by the artists and the curators.

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Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2002
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2019 14:50
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