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February – March 2018 Exhibition Catalogues

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A History of Engagement: The Portland Art Museum, 1892-2017 Written in celebration of the Museum’s 125th anniversary, this lively publication traces the institution’s educational and outreach efforts. Researched and written by Sarah Lampen and Jen Delos-Reyes, the book takes the form of a playful timeline moving through multiple incarnations of the museum, like its intertwining with the Museum Art School, which is now the independent Pacific Northwest College of Art. Illustrated and designed by Olivia Serrill.

Softcover 37 pages, $8 USD, Available at Portland Art Museum Store, Portland, OR 503-276-4204.

SYLVIA TAIT: JOURNEY is the companion publication to the recent Burnaby Art Gallery show. From the 1960s to the present day, it surveys works on paper, including paintings, prints, and drawings, by one of this country’s foremost colourists. At the same time, it traces Tait’s development from figuration to abstraction, and spotlights the extensive travels through Europe and Mexico that have influenced her art. Most surprising to those familiar with Tait’s abstract paintings are her early line drawings of friends, family, and colleagues, executed with acuity and affection.

Softcover, 98 pp., $19.05 CAD. Available at the Burnaby Art Gallery, 604-297-4422.

GARY PEARSON: SHORT FICTIONS is the catalogue for the Kelowna Art Gallery exhibition (on until March 18). Both show and catalogue survey the Kelowna-based artist’s energetic career, from his early symbolic abstractions to the figurative paintings, charged with “philosophical and psychosexual content,” for which he is known today, Pearson’s literary, photographic, and pop culture influences are cited, along with the impact of time spent in New York and Berlin. Essays by Liz Wylie, Michael Turner, and Aaron Peck, and a conversation between the artist and Ihor Holubizky are included.

Softcover, 144 pp., $34.95 CAD. Available at the Kelowna Art Gallery, 250-762-2226 or info@kelownaartgallery.

SYLVIA TAIT: JOURNEY is the companion publication to the recent Burnaby Art Gallery show. From the 1960s to the present day, it surveys works on paper, including paintings, prints, and drawings, by one of this country’s foremost colourists. At the same time, it traces Tait’s development from figuration to abstraction, and spotlights the extensive travels through Europe and Mexico that have influenced her art. Most surprising to those familiar with Tait’s abstract paintings are her early line drawings of friends, family, and colleagues, executed with acuity and affection.

Softcover, 98 pp., $19.05 CAD. Available at the Burnaby Art Gallery, 604-297-4422.

EARTHLINGS is the catalogue published in conjunction with last year’s Esker Foundation exhibition. Developed from an idea by Toronto artist Shary Boyle, it erases distinctions between institutional categories of art-making, while also exploring the profoundly imaginative visions of Shuvinai Ashoona, Roger Aksadjuak, Pierre Aupilardjuk, Jessie Kenalogak, John Kurok, Leo Napayok, and Boyle herself. Featured are a fantastical array of individual and collaborative works in ceramic and coloured pencil. The illuminating text is in French, English, and Inuktitut.

Softcover 42 pp., $45 CAD. Available at the Esker Foundation, 403-930-2490.