STONE AND SKY: CANADA’S MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES was produced in conjunction with the recent exhibition at the Audain Art Museum in Whistler. Both survey the mountain subject in all its vastness of scale and symbolic meaning. The book is well illustrated with paintings, drawings, prints and photographs by contemporary and historic artists, from Emily Carr, Lawren Harris and William Notman to Pitseolak Ashoona, Edward Burtynsky and Takao Tanabe. With essays by Justin Barski, Roger Boulet, Lisa Christensen and curator Darren Martens.
Hardcover, 142 pp., $40 CAD. Available at the Audain Art Museum, Whistler, 604-962-0413.
MOLLY LAMB BOBAK: TALK OF THE TOWN is the modest catalogue to the Burnaby Art Gallery exhibition (on until April 8), curated by Hillary Letwin. The show and publication focus on Lamb Bobak’s paintings, drawings and prints of urban subjects in Canada and Europe following the Second World War. From crowd scenes in London to a panoramic view of Oslo to a jumble of domes and gondolas in Venice, Bobak caught “fleeting scenes of celebration among the unpredictable trajectories of life.” With contributions by Letwin, Cindy Richmond, Anny Scoones and Gordon Smith.
Softcover, 31 pp., $10 CAD. Available at the Burnaby Art Gallery, 604-297-4422.
BRENT WADDEN: TWO SCORES complements and expands upon the recent exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery. Widely acclaimed for his large-scale, process- based weavings, which he sees as abstract paintings, Wadden disrupts mainstream assumptions about high art and craft and challenges their gendered histories, while also revisiting painting’s confl icted place in postmodern art. The catalogue is beautifully illustrated with works from 2015 forward, with an illuminating essay by curator Kimberly Phillips and a poetic response to Wadden’s work by Maria Fusco.
Hardcover, 110 pp., $40 CAD (members) or $50 CAD (non-members). Available at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, 604-681-2700.
FIGURING HISTORY: ROBERT COLESCOTT, KERRY JAMES MARSHALL, MICKALENE THOMAS brings together three 20th-century artists of distinct generations who revisit social and political representations in large-scale fi gurative paintings to re-envision the canon of Western art history with alternative perceptions of race. Published for the current Seattle Art Museum exhibition (on view through May 13th), the catalogue includes an introduction by SAM curator Catharina Manchanda and essays by art historians Jacqueline Francis, Lowery Stokes Sims and Jacqueline Francis.
Hardcover 96 pp., $35 USD. Available at Seattle Art Museum Shop, 206-654-3120.
ZHI LIN was published in conjunction with the recent Tacoma Art Museum exhibition, Zhi LIN: In Search of the Lost History of Chinese Migrants and the Transcontinental Railroads. Lin’s work looks at diffi culties experienced by Chinese immigrants during the mid-1800s who worked on the transcontinental railroads, enduring cruel and violent conditions. The Seattle-based artist collaborated with TAM to create one-of-a-kind works discussing the role Tacoma had in these workers’ stories.
Hardcover, 76 pp., $24.95 USD. Available at Tacoma Art Museum Store, 253-272-4258, x3005.
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