PEOPLE AMONG THE PEOPLE: THE PUBLIC ART OF SUSAN POINT is a major publication dedicated to the public artworks of this groundbreaking Musqueam artist. Much honoured for the leading role she has played in the resurgence of Coast Salish art, Susan Point has also been pivotal in asserting her people’s enduring presence on their traditional territory through monumental art in a range of materials, from cedar and glass to bronze and molded polymer. Written by Robert D. Watt. Published by Figure.1.
Hardcover, 248 pp., C$50 / US$40. Available at bookstores and museum shops.
TALES OF AN EMPTY CABIN: SOMEBODY NOBODY WAS… is the catalogue to the recent exhibition at the Audain Art Museum. Work surveyed was produced by the Whitehorse-based artist Joseph Tisiga between 2009 and the present day, and includes paintings, performance photographs, collages, assemblages and a large-scale installation. Tisiga’s art explores his Kaska Dene heritage while also giving mythic shape to issues of cultural authenticity, social justice and land rights.
Hardcover, 64 pp., C$20 (softcover, C$10). Available at the Audain Art Museum, 604-962-0413.
MIREILLE PERRON THE ANATOMY OF A GLASS MENAGERIE: ALTAGLASS is the slender publication accompanying the exhibition of cyanotypes at Nickle Galleries. Perron’s images register her fascination with the handmade glass animals and other ornaments produced between 1950 and 1988 by the Medicine Hat-based company Altaglass. Her delicate compositions include the ghostly traces of local botanical specimens alongside those of a marvelous menagerie.
Softcover, 32 pp., C$20. Available at Nickle Galleries, 403-220-7234.
BEAU DICK: DEVOURED BY CONSUMERISM is the companion publication to the eponymous exhibition, recently at White Plains, New York, and travelling to Remai Modern, Saskatoon, this summer. The book reproduces a range of stunning masks by the late Kwakwaka’wakw artist, along with photos of the 2012 potlatch at which he ritually burned Atlakima masks in an open fire. While symbolizing the cycle of life, death and rebirth, Dick’s act also defi ed capitalism’s drive to buy and hoard. Edited by the show’s curator, LaTiesha Fazakas.
Co-published by Figure.1 and Fazakas Gallery.
Hardcover, 95 pp., C$30 / US$25. Available at bookstores and museum shops.
JOHN R. STAHL: A LIFE IN ART accompanies the current Hallie Ford Museum of Art exhibition celebrating the late Oregon artist. The monograph chronicles the artist’s life and career with an extensive essay by professor emeritus Roger Hull. Stahl’s varied style produced quite a large artistic oeuvre, shown through full-color reproductions from his diverse bodies of work. Contributions by artist Lucinda Parker, curator Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson and the artist’s wife, Janet Stahl, provide an intimate view of an impassioned artist.
Hardcover, 136 pp., US$24.95. Available at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, 505-370-6855.
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