FAMILY LINES IN LANDSCAPE documents Veronica Plewman’s recent exhibition at Kimoto Gallery. Plewman’s abstracted and expressionistic paintings conflate landscape elements with her emotional responses to old family photos, stories and documents. Special focus is on the wartime experiences of her father, L.A. Plewman, a decorated British soldier, and Eliane Plewman, a relative by marriage, who fought with the French Resistance and was captured and executed by the Nazis in 1944.
Softcover, 81 pp., $35 CAD. Available at Kimoto Gallery, 604-428-0903.
INTANGIBLE: MEMORY AND INNOVATION IN COAST SALISH ART
accompanies the Bill Reid Gallery exhibition (To Dec 10). The focus is on the work of six contemporary Coast Salish artists: Aaron Nelson-Moody, lessLie (Leslie Sam), Marvin Oliver, Ostwelve (Ronnie Dean Harris), Roxanne Charles, and Tracy Williams (Sesemiya). Their work is formally and materially innovative while also seeking to recover and reconstruct “intangible” cultural knowledge. The probing text is by guest curator Dr. Sharon Fortney.
Softcover, 57 pp., $19.00 CAD. Available at the Bill Reid Gallery, 604-682-3455.
TANIA WILLARD: DISSIMULATION is the companion catalogue to the recent exhibition at the Burnaby Art Gallery. It features individual prints, paintings, sculpture, textile art and performance by this acclaimed young Secwépemc artist, curator and cultural researcher. It also includes collaborative works created at Willard’s BUSH Gallery with fellow members of the satirically named New BC Indian Art and Welfare Society Collective. With an essay by Tarah Hogue and a pocket pamphlet of The BUSH Manifesto.
Softcover, 72 pp., $10 CAD (including tax). Available at the Burnaby Art Gallery, 604-297-4422.
ANDREW WYETH: IN RETROSPECT was published to coincide with the centenary of Wyeth’s birth. The catalogue looks at four major chronological periods in the artist’s career, offering significant firsts in Wyeth studies. While previous publications have mainly analyzed Wyeth’s work thematically, this book lays out the first detailed timeline of Wyeth’s career placing him fully in the context of the 20th century, tracing his creative development from World War I through the new millennium. The monograph includes 170 color photographs and was co-published by the Seattle Art Museum and the Brandywine River Museum of Art with Yale University Press.
Hardcover, 240 pp., $55 USD. Available at Seattle Art Museum Shop, 206-654-3120
BILL WILL: FUNHOUSE was published for the interactive exhibition at the Hoffman Gallery in Portland, which runs through December 10th. Written by gallery director Linda Tesner, the catalogue documents the site-specific installation art through full color images that detail the course visitors follow to experience the exhibit. Essays elaborate on the history of Will’s career as well as the chronology of the individual works, and the pertinence of his fun and humorous approach as a platform that can provoke thoughtful deliberation.
Hardcover, 48 pp., $20 USD. Available at Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Lewis & Clark, Portland, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.