Available at The Gallery Store and through ABC Art Books Canada.
As a supplement to the Kamloops Art Gallery’s exhibition All membranes are porous, the KAG has produced an online pdf reference providing a list of works and artists included in the exhibition.
Kamloops Art Gallery, 2016
Hugh Hanson Davidson was a lifelong collector and a supporter of the arts who gave generously. That he bequeathed his collection to the Kamloops Art Gallery speaks to his commitment to this Gallery and the close relationship with Executive Director Jann L.M. Bailey. This publication is a testament to the work of the many artists in our country, province and region, and is a glimpse into the life of an insightful collector.
In conjunction with Hugh Hanson Davidson: A Life in the Arts presented at the Kamloops Art
Gallery from April 2 to June 18, 2016, the Gallery has published a full-colour catalogue.
Essay by Roger H. Boulet, exhibition guest curator. Foreword by Margaret Chrumka.
An interdisciplinary artist working across performance, video, photography and installation who has exhibited widely across North America and Europe, Schmidt is perhaps best known for performance expeditions and interventions into the natural world, which are documented in photographs, installations and videos. Schmidt addresses the tensions between man and nature, performance and document, indoors and outdoors, combining notions of the heroic with the seemingly amateur by using visible reminders of construction and theatrical devices - smoke machines, stage lights and DIY photographic equipment. Works are often situated in remote locations, where Schmidt stages remarkable events that transfer elements of urban culture into untouched natural contexts, such as Aurora with Roman Candle, which shows him firing roman candles at the Aurora Borealis, and his eleven and- a-half hour Epic Journey.
Kevin Schmidt is published in partnership with Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver and Kamloops Art Gallery and includes essays by Nigel Prince, Charo Neville and Kathleen Ritter.
Will be available through Black Dog Publishing and the Gallery Store coming 2016
As a supplement to the Kamloops Art Gallery’s exhibition CUSTOM MADE, the KAG has produced an online pdf reference providing an essay by Tania Willard, Aboriginal Curator in Residence, and a list of works and artists included in the exhibition. Designed by Ross Macaulay.
Kamloops Art Gallery, 2015
CUSTOM MADE digital pdf
As a supplement to the Kamloops Art Gallery’s exhibition Ideas & Things, the KAG has produced an online pdf reference providing installation documentation and texts on the artists and works in the exhibitions. Designed by Ross Macaulay.
Ideas & Things digital pdf
As a supplement to the Kamloops Art Gallery’s exhibition unlimited edition, the KAG has produced an online pdf reference providing installation documentation and texts on the artists and works in the exhibitions. Designed by Ross Macaulay.
unlimited edition digital pdf
In conjunction with Ted Smith: A Retrospective, presented at the Kamloops Art Gallery from June 28 to August 30. 2014, the KAG has published a full-colour exhibition catalogue.
Essays by Charo Neville, Curator, Kamloops Art Gallery, and Roger H. Boulet, Associate Curator, Historical Canadian Art, Kamloops Art Gallery. Foreword by Jann LM Bailey, Executive Director, Kamloops Art Gallery.
Kamloops Art Gallery, 2014
As a supplement to the Kamloops Art Gallery’s exhibition Landscape Revised, the KAG has produced an online pdf reference providing installation documentation and texts on the artists and works in the exhibitions. Designed by Ross Macaulay.
Kamloops Art Gallery, 2013
Landscape Revised digital pdf
In conjunction with Germaine Koh: Weather Systems, presented at the Kamloops Art
Gallery from April 6 to June 15, 2013 the KAG has published a full-colour catalogue.
Essays by Sarah Cook (curator and writer based in the UK) and Markus Meissen
(architect, theorist and writer based in Berlin). Foreword by Jann LM Bailey.
As a supplement to the Kamloops Art Gallery’s exhibitions Western & Sonia Cornwall: Roundup, the KAG has produced an online pdf reference providing installation documentation and texts on the artists and works in the exhibitions. Designed by Ross Macaulay.
Western & Sonia Cornwall: Roundup digital pdf
A Narrative Corpse is an ongoing project that began in 2011. It brings together the comic strip format of sequential narrative and the Surrealist game of "exquisite corpse." The project began with a three panel comic strip. The final panel was passed along for the next artist to continue. The chain story continues with each artist taking the narrative on their own tangent and panel format.
The final panel of the eleventh comic strip was used to begin A Narrative Corpse exhibition in The Cube at the Kamloops Art Gallery. The parameters were the same, but the strips were drawn directly to the gallery walls and each artist was given only one day to complete their work. The result is a multi-perspective narrative collected in this zine.
A Narrative Corpse zine digital pdf
As a supplement to the Kamloops Art Gallery’s exhibition An Era of Discontent: Art as Occupation, the KAG has produced an online pdf reference providing installation documentation and texts on the artists and works in the exhibition. Designed by Ross Macaulay.
Kamloops Art Gallery, 2012
An Era of Discontent: Art as Occupation digital pdf
Alfred Young Man
In his review of the book, Mohawk artist Rick Glazer-Danay states, “Dr. Young Man raises challenging points as to why the art of this continent’s original people is not recognized by the mainstream art world.” This may be the most important book ever written about contemporary American Native art.
Co-published by Kamloops Art Gallery, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, Centre for Earth Observation Science, Biological Sciences, and Environment and Geography, University of Manitoba, 2012
Available at The Gallery Store
Essay by Marina Roy
Foreword by Michael Davidge
The Morality of Paint: Erfurt Window documents an installation made by Robert Tombs in Erfurt, Germany, in 2008 and curated by Lelah Ferguson of the University of Erfurt. Erfurt Window is comprised of the painted obfuscation of a communist-era bookstore’s showcase windows that creates a painted veil through which scenes of Erfurt can be viewed. Marina Roy writes that Robert Tombs’ “site-specific painted installations, created under the rubric ‘The Morality of Paint,’ experiments with, and meditations on, paint in relation to physical and historical space, bodily and optical experience, and memories of loss and death.” Tombs is a graphic designer and visual artist based in Ottawa.
Co-published by Kamloops Art Gallery, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, and Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, 2011
Available at The Gallery Store
Essays by Canadian artist Ian Wallace, independent curator and writer Elizabeth Matheson, and Swedish philosopher and art theorist Fanny Söderbäck.
Foreword by Jann LM Bailey
In conjunction with the exhibition Esther Shalev-Gerz, WHITE-OUT: Between Telling and Listening presented at the Kamloops Art Gallery March 24 to June 16, 2012, the Gallery is publishing a bilingual exhibition catalogue. The hardcover publication includes documentation of the KAG exhibition and three commissioned texts that explore Shalev-Gerz’s work from diverse perspectives. Curator Elizabeth Matheson addresses the work in the exhibition through a broader discussion of the artist’s practice and Ian Wallace offers a formal analysis of the work in the context of art historical approaches to photography and video. In addition, the catalogue includes an insightful contribution from Swedish academic Fanny Söderbäck, who worked closely with Shalev-Gerz on the production of WHITE-OUT: Between Telling and Listening.
Kamloops Art Gallery, 2012
96 pp 42 ill. (col. & bw) 10.5 x 8 in hardcover
$29.95 Can. $34.95 US
Essays by Patrik Andersson and Shep Steiner
Borrowing its title from Roman philosopher Lucretius in his epic poem dedicated to Epicurean philosophy, this exhibition catalogue assumes a multi-linear and non-directional curatorial approach to several individual artistic practices. While the artists surveyed share an interest in strikingly Modernist forms and structures, they employ surrealist wit to repurpose clichéd forms from our everyday urban environment and popular culture into extra-ordinary aesthetic tropes that challenge a stable understanding of both art and our modernity.
The artists include Kim Kennedy Austin, Andrew Dadson, Sarah Dobai, Rodney Graham, Alexander Gutke, Sofia Hulten, Jack Jeffrey, Evan Lee, Kristi Malakoff, Shannon Oksanen, Kathy Slade, Gordon Smith, T&T (Tony Romano and Tyler Brett), Jacques de la Villeglé, and Neil Wedman.
49 pp 20 col. ill 11 x 8 in softcover, $29.99
Kamloops Art Gallery, 2011
Edited by Jen Budney with essays by Jen Budney, Keith Wallace and Ammiel Alcalay, and contributions from Dana Claxton, Rawi Hage, Jamelie Hassan, Ali Lohan & Irene Loughlin & Bernadette Phan, Meeka Noelle Morgan, Walid Raad & Farid Sarroukh, Haema Sivanesan, and Urban Subjects.
The work displayed in the exhibition Jayce Salloum: history of the present (selected works 1985-2009) spans over twenty years of Salloum’s significant career, drawing out connections between the artist’s early explorations of photographic representations and experiments with sound and collage techniques, and his later photographs, archival installations, and videos. The comprehensive publication accompanying the exhibition documenting both works in the exhibition and others not included, and it reflects the way the exhibition brings together diverse and sometimes competing voices.
Full-colour, 112 pages, $29.95
Mendel Art Gallery, Kamloops Art Gallery, Confederation Centre Art Gallery, 2009
Never Give Up comprises more than two years of recordings from the Native Youth Art Workshops held at the Kamloops Art Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Jayce Salloum: history of the present (selected works 1985-2009). Working with the NYAW facilitators, visiting artists and elders, youths were encouraged to explore their own voices to express their identities, histories and stories. Participants and guest artists recorded 17 tracks of spoken word pieces, oral histories, poetry, hip hop, country, folk, pop and traditional arrangements. Contributors include Torbin Alec, Chris Bose, Kyle Edwards, Rob Hall, George Ignace, Raymond Johnson, Dustin Jules, Kaitlyn Matthews, Kiva Morgan-Hall, Meeka Morgan, Fara Palmer, Jenefer and Jalyssa Phair, Taylor Rae, Diane and Ralph Sandy, and Tara Wilson.
Essays by Chris Bose and Jordan Strom
Foreword by Beverley Clayton
Curator’s Statement by Annette Hurtig
The catalogue accompanying Tania Willard’s exhibition features full-colour reproductions of her works in the exhibition, including sculptures, paintings, large-scale graphite drawings and panoramic ochre murals. Willard’s work explores sense of place in relation to her Secwepemc roots. She draws from storytelling traditions referencing landforms, petroglyphs and tree stands found in Secwepemc lands. Willard utilizes materials from the region—for example, applying red ochre directly to the gallery walls—as a way of reclaiming space within the gallery. She takes an activist approach in her various creative practices, blending elements of traditional First Nations art with contemporary culture.
Artist Chris Bose writes an insightful essay describing the artist’s exploration of Secwepemc culture within the context of contemporary life. Jordan Strom’s essay provides in depth background to the works in the exhibition.
Full colour, 64pp, $14.99
Kamloops Art Gallery, 2009. ISBN 978-1-895497-78-6
Essay by Kristen Lambertson
Foreword by Beverley Clayton and Vincent J. Varga
The catalogue accompanying Diyan Achjadi and Brendan Tang’s exhibition features full colour reproductions of both artists’ works. Tang’s finely crafted ceramics fuse robotic forms from Japanese manga with the ceramic traditions of Ming Dynasty China and gilded French vases. They are beautifully decorated objects transformed into tools of voice and power. Achjadi’s inkjet prints have a playful cartoon look, but speak of the role of militarism and war in nationalist propaganda and popular culture. Both artists borrow from globalized culture and reflect its hybridity in contemporary society.
Guest curator, Kristen Lambertson writes an insightful essay, describing the artists’ exploration of culture, race, and gender and the construction of collective and personal identity.
Full colour, 34pp, $14.99
Kamloops Art Gallery (2008) ISBN 978-1-895497-76-2
Essay by Lisa Henderson
This publication treats an exhibition presenting works by Minn Sjolseth and Anthony Carter produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The exhibition focuses attention on three parallel subject matters depicted: moments of candor and the everyday that exist parallel to official ceremonies involving aboriginal and settler cultures, portraits of native elders in the act of creating arts and crafts, and “village-scapes” where ancient art forms are shown coexisting with the structures of modern life. The brochure features full colour reproductions of works by Minn Sjolseth.
Exhibition curator Lisa Henderson writes an informative essay framing the artists’ project historically and detailing Sjolseth and Carter’s extensive travels and artistic collaboration.
Full colour, brochure, $4.99
Kamloops Art Gallery (2008) ISBN 978-1-895497-75-5
Essay by Patrick Mahon
Interview by Jen Budney
Poem by Michael Blackstock
Foreword by Beverley Clayton
This catalogue features full colour reproductions from Patrick Mahon’s three part exhibition, Drawing Water. River includes Mahon’s selections from the Kamloops Art Gallery permanent collection. Drawing Water features work produced in Mahon’s community based workshops involving students at the Sk’elep School and Kamloops residents of all ages on the banks of the Thompson River. A Book of the River includes Mahon’s drawings, sculptures and videos referencing engravings by J.M.W. Turner in the book Rivers of France.
The interview with the artist conducted by former Kamloops Art Gallery curator Jen Budney reveals Mahon’s insights into a broader definition of water, be it metaphor, commodity, or from an art historical perspective. Michael Blackstock contributes the poem Blue Ecology, referencing the political, social, spiritual and ecological movements surrounding water world wide. Mahon’s own essay discusses water as a graphic language throughout the history of art.
Full colour, 48pp, $14.99
Kamloops Art Gallery (2008) ISBN 978-1-895497-74-8
Essays by Jen Budney and Ross Nelson
The catalogue for Isao Sanami/Morrill’s exhibition Real Life and Landscapes features landscapes and domestic scenes in watercolour, pastel and charcoal. Sanami/Morrill’s landscapes examine how humans claim space and mark territory on the natural surroundings in the Interior of British Columba. Power lines, mines and urban sprawl are the central focus of these works, while her still lifes are intimate scenes of domestic objects around the home. Her works bring together the influence of traditional Japanese brushwork and western watercolour technique.
Jen Budney writes of Sanami/Morrill’s early studies in ceramics in her native Japan, and of how the artist made her way to Nova Scotia, Africa, and the B.C. interior, picking up a painter’s brush along the way. Having settled in Armstrong and Coldstream, B.C. in the mid 1980s, Sanami/Morrill recently returned to Nova Scotia.
Thompson River University geography professor and Faculty of Arts Academic Director Ross Nelson writes an insightful essay investigating land use and urban development in British Columbia.
Kamloops Art Gallery (2008) ISBN 978-1-895497-73-1
Essay by David Bateman
Foreword and Interview by Jen Budney
The catalogue for Gary Pearson’s The End Is My Beginning exhibition features old and new paintings and new videos that examine the light and dark sides of human existence. The paintings are lush and have a subdued palette with surprising splashes of colour. Scenes and images repeat in a series of seemingly stalled narratives.
In his interview with exhibition curator, Jen Budney, Pearson describes his scenes as “episodes that give you nothing conclusive,” likening these frozen moments to drawn out cinematic shots of Wim Wenders, Ingmar Bergman, and Andy Warhol.
Poet, performance artist, and former Thompson Rivers University instructor David Bateman writes an informative essay describing Pearson’s work as “a layered expression of both formal and emotional meanings that send significant mixed messages to his viewer.”
Kamloops Art Gallery (2008) ISBN 978-1-895497-71-7
Essay by Susan Buis
The catalogue accompanying Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky’s exhibition describes the artists’ exploration of everyday objects in their Clutter Sculptures, Hollow Casts, and Stacked Objects, and examines the collaborative working method of this Vancouver-based artist duo.
In their interview with exhibition curator Jen Budney, the artists discuss the ways that people read objects without really looking at them.
Kamloops-based poet Susan Buis writes an insightful two-part essay, dealing with the vehicle (represented by the Hollow Casts) as a “complex social and cultural sign,” Clutter Sculptures as the cast-offs of an affluent society, and the Stacked Objects as “indicators of symbolic systems or codes of language.”
Kamloops Art Gallery (2008) ISBN 978-1-895497-72-4
Essay by Terryl Atkins
Foreword by Jan L.M. Bailey
The catalogue to Ian McDonald’s exhibition Boys and Boxes features full colour reproductions of the works in McDonald’s photographic series: individual portraits of mining technicians working at Highland Valley Copper, Canada’s largest open pit copper mine located near Logan Lake, an hour’s drive southwest of Kamloops. McDonald's photographs portray the workers standing next to their toolboxes, all of which are individualized with stickers, posters, photographs, and other personal touches. Together, the portraits reveal the ways that individuals maintain their separate identities within the collective, unionized environment. Thompson Rivers University instructor Terryl Atkins contributes an insightful essay, exploring the “truth value” of documentary photography and the influence of turn-of-the-century German photographer August Sander on McDonald’s work.
Full colour, 48 pp, $14.99
Kamloops Art Gallery (2007) ISBN: 978-1-895497-70-0
Essay by Kristen Lambertson
Introduction by Deborah Loxam-Kohl
Foreword by Jann L.M. Bailey
The catalogue to the juried exhibition Undiscovered: New Art from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District features artwork by six talented and newly “discovered” artists from the Kamloops area. Selected by a team of invited jurors, artists James Black, John Russell, Daniel Tom, Megs Waterous, Craig Willms and Barbara Zimonick represent some of the region’s hidden talent. This catalogue includes reproductions of the artists’ works, including photographs by Waterous and Russell, sculpture by Tom, drawings by Black, and ceramics by Waterous. Kamloops Art Gallery Assistant Curator and coordinator of the exhibition, Kristen Lambertson, provides a feature essay, while Deborah Loxam-Kohl, Curator at Touchstones Nelson: Museum of Art and History, contributes an essay about her experience as guest juror.
Full colour, 32 pp, $9.99
Kamloops Art Gallery (2007) ISBN-13: 978-1-895497-69-4
Essay by Erika Lakes, Ayla Joe, and Julienne Ignace
Introduction by Jen Budney
To accompany the exhibition Overstepped Boundaries: Powerful Statements by Aboriginal Artists in the Permanent Collection, Kamloops Art Gallery has produced a catalogue examining the unique curatorial process taken on by Erika Lakes, Ayla Joe and Julienne Ignace. These three young Aboriginal women, aged 16 and 17, explored the Gallery’s collection of over 250 traditional and contemporary works of art by Aboriginal artists, and learned step-by-step the process of creating an exhibition for a public gallery.
The resulting exhibition, Overstepped Boundaries, includes works containing images of imposed boundaries or restraints on the lives of Aboriginal people in Canada, and art that speaks of an individual’s or community’s ability to overstep such boundaries in pursuit of equality, justice, and healing. The title also speaks to the reversal of traditional roles that took place when the Gallery opened its collection’s doors to a group of young Aboriginal women and asked them to curate a show from their own perspective.
The catalogue includes full colour photographs of works in the exhibition by celebrated artists Carl Beam, Rebecca Belmore, Joane Cardinal-Schubert, Fred Johnson, Jim Logan, Mary Longman, Teresa Marshall, David Neel, Jane-Ash Poitras, and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun.
Kamloops Art Gallery (2007) ISBN: 978-1895497687 $9.99
Texts by Ken Favrholdt
Foreword by Mayor Terry Lake
Introduction by Jann L.M. Bailey
Werner Braun is a popular Kamloops artist, known and celebrated for his detailed watercolour paintings of heritage properties in the region, which he has been painting since 2001. The Heritage Kamloops Collection by Werner Braun is a beautiful full-colour catalogue co-published by the Kamloops Art Gallery and the City of Kamloops to accompany Braun’s exhibition of the same name. The book features exquisite reproductions of 35 of Braun’s paintings of the most significant historical architecture in the Kamloops region, including heritage homes in the city’s West End, schools, commercial buildings, and churches in the downtown area, homes and churches on the north shore, in Valleyview and Barnhartvale, and privileged views of historic landmarks, such as the Tranquille Farm properties. Each reproduction is accompanied by a detailed history of the depicted structure, researched and written by well-known Kamloops historian Ken Favrholdt, who also supplies an overview essay of Kamloops’ history. The Heritage Kamloops Collection by Werner Braun is a valuable resource for lovers of British Columbian history as well as students of painting and architecture everywhere.
Published in collaboration with the City of Kamloops and partially sponsored by Hemlock Printers Ltd.
Kamloops Art Gallery (2007) ISBN 978-1-895497-67-0 $29.99
Edited by Annette Hurtig
This publication presents the lifelong work of Bill Burns, the director of Safety Gear for Small Animals. The world's largest producer of safety gear for small animals, SGSA is composed of several divisions including safety gear prototype production units, conservation and relocation departments, a publishing house and a traveling museum. The abundantly illustrated publication includes images of safety gear, prostheses, publications and rescue devices along with an extensive array of drawings and photographs illustrating efforts to rescue animals from destroyed and endangered habitats. Three essays discuss Burns' work in relation to environmental issues, natural history and contemporary representations of animals. The publication also serves as a mock sales catalogue, with items such as work gloves, dust masks and safety vests displayed in various miniature sizes. In English and French.
This publication accompanies the exhibition Safety Gear for Small Animals, Bill Burns, Director, which toured North America in 2005-2007, and is co-published by Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Victoria, BC; California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, CA; Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK; Evergreen Cultural Centre, Coquitlam, BC; Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, BC; Kenderdine Art Gallery, Saskatoon, SK; Liane and Danny Taran Gallery, Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, QC; Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON; Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, AB; Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, Owen Sound, ON.
160 pp 102 ill (84 col) 7 x 5 in hardcover 0-920473-62-8 $25.00 Can./U.S. (20 euros)
Essays by Jen Budney, Dr. Naowarat (Ann) Cheeptham and Dr. Thomas E. Dickinson
Linda Walton: Evanescence: Barnes Lake in Decline examines Walton’s recent work influenced by the unique ecosystem of Barnes Lake, a threatened saline lake east of Kamloops in Barnhartvale, B.C. Produced by Kamloops Art Gallery, this catalogue features essays by KAG Curator Jen Budney, Dr. Naowarat (Ann) Cheeptham, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Dr. Thomas E. Dickinson, Associate Professor of Biology from Thompson Rivers University. Evanescence describes Walton’s experiments in ceramics, textiles, and mixed media, and aligns her work with scientific investigations of the phenomenon of saline lakes.
Full colour photographs from Linda Walton: Evanescence: Barnes Lake in Decline appear throughout this catalogue.
Kamloops Art Gallery (2006) ISBN 1-895497-66-3 $4.99
Essays by Scott McLeod, Alison Nordström
Introduction by Marilyn Smith, Stuart Reid, and Jann LM Bailey
A sumptuous monograph published on the occasion of Lisa Klapstock’s nationally touring exhibition, Liminal, which includes work spanning almost a decade in this rising star’s career. Series such as Living Room, Threshold, and Ambiguous Landscapes, included in the exhibition, are supplemented in the book with images from other projects such as Crossover, Panorama, and Excavations. Exquisitely designed, with rigorous essays by McLeod and Nordström, Lisa Klapstock: Liminal is a collector’s item. Klapstock, who was born and raised in Kamloops but has lived internationally and in Toronto since the mid-1980s, is known for her coolly conceptual, minimal, and boldly coloured photographs and photo-based artworks, all which explore the limits and capabilities of vision through photographic media.
Published by Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Tom Thomson Memorial Art Gallery, and Kamloops Art Gallery
Hardcover, full colour, 98 pages, $39.95 ISBN 1-894699-33-5
Essay by Jen Budney
This small exhibition catalogue for Ernie Kroeger: Beetle Letters, organized by Kamloops Art Gallery, features an essay by KAG Curator Jen Budney, exploring Kroeger’s recent series of experimental photographs. Inspired by the scroll-like trails left by pine beetles in the wood of trees, Kroeger’s images pay homage to the mysterious communications of these tiny yet destructive creatures. Using a combination of ancient and modern techniques, such as frottage and what the artist calls “frottography,” Kroeger literally brings to light the “proto-alphabet” of pine beetles.
Full colour photographs from Kroeger’s Beetle Letters series appear throughout this delightful little catalogue.
Kamloops Art Gallery (2006) ISBN 1-895497-65-5 $4.99
Artists: Stephan Kurr, Donald Lawrence, Paula Levine, Kristi Malakoff, Ashok Mathur, Jan Peacock, Brenda Pelkey, Brigitte Radecki, Sandra Semchuk
Essay by W.F. Garrett-Petts and Rachel Nash
What artists say or write about their own works is inherently interesting. Their words, their statements, provide us with unique insights into their practices. For working artists, the opportunity to speak and write about their art is part opportunity and part obligation.
Proximities: Artists’ Statements & Their Works examines artists’ statements in terms of their aesthetic, physical, and social proximities to art and artistic practices. In their essay "Writing on the Walls," W.F. Garrett-Petts and Rachel Nash discuss how participating artists Stephan Kurr, Paula Levine, Ashok Mathur, Kristi Malakoff, Sandra Semchuk, Donald Lawrence, Jan Peacock, Brenda Pelkey, and Brigitte Radecki have responded to the topic of “artists’ statements” by working with their own earlier statement(s) in ways that document, represent, and annotate their original works, creating “new work” in the process. In addition to artists’ statements for these new works, Proximities also includes visual and verbal “Artifacts and Reflections” from each of the artists, documents that broaden our understanding and appreciation of the contexts informing the production of each work.
Kamloops Art Gallery (2005) ISBN 1-895497-63-9, full-colour illustrations, hardcover $19.99
Essay by Morgan Wood
This richly-illustrated publication, available in hardcover and paperback versions, documents a major retrospective exhibition of prints by renowned Canadian artist Daphne Odjig. Daphne Odjig: Four Decades of Prints brings together 95 print works created during the last 40 years. It is an exhibition that celebrates one significant aspect of Odjig’s work – printmaking – and provides viewers with an exceptional opportunity to celebrate Aboriginal cultural heritage through the eyes of one of our nation’s most remarkable artists and cultural leaders. First Nations writer and curator Morgan Wood traces Odjig’s artistic development in main text, detailing the artist’s contributions to Canadian art and her support for First Nations artists. KAG Executive Director Jann LM Bailey’s foreword provides insight into this esteemed artist’s life and work.
Kamloops Art Gallery (2005) ISBN 1895497-61-2 $19.99 (paperback)
ISBN 1-895497-62-0 $34.99 (hardcover)
Official publication of Canada's representation at the 2005 Venice Biennale
Essays by Jessica Bradley and Jolene Rickard
The art of Rebecca Belmore - whether installation, video or photograph - is based in performance, a medium she sees as shared by old traditions and modern expression, at once indigenous and international. The sense of loss is always explicit and specific: lost battles, lost culture and lost language. Yet despite the difficult subject matter, her work is always infused with a sense of play and wonder. Fountain, a performance-based video installation, has been conceived specifically for the Biennale. The time is both today's industrialized landscape and another time of creation, myth and prophecy. As befits current events, we do not know whether this is a metaphor for creation or an apocalyptic vision. Rebecca Belmore is an Anishinabekwe artist working out of Vancouver. She has exhibited internationally, most notably at Santa Fe's Institute of American Indian Art, the Heard Museum and the National Gallery of Canada. She also represented Canada in a group exhibition at the 1998 Sydney Biennale. (from ABC Art Books website)
Co-published by Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery and Kamloops Art Gallery (2005) ISBN 0-88865-634-3 $20.00 Can./U.S. (16 euros)
Essays by Lon Dubinsky and W.F. Garrett-Petts, Robin Laurence, and Lucy R. Lippard
Urban Insights is the culminating exhibition of the Cultural Future of Small Cities Project, a five-year, multi-partner, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada-funded study of how and why arts and culture flourishes in cities with populations under 100,000. Central to the project, for which the Kamloops Art Gallery was lead partner, is the concept of the “artist as researcher”. The exhibition features work – i.e. research results – by several visual and performing artists who conducted in-depth research projects involving Thompson Rivers University, other arts organizations, community groups, the Secwepemc First Nation and the public at large. The exhibition also features national and international artists whose work responded to or reflected ideas related to cities and culture, as well as displays (videos and text presentations) by other local researchers involved in the project, including geographers, early childhood educators, sociologists and representatives of local industry.
Kamloops Art Gallery (2005) ISBN 1-895497-60-4 $19.99
Essays by Andrew Hunter and Bill Richardson
This exhibition catalogue of Leonhard Epp: A Precarious Journey, organized by Kamloops Art Gallery, features essays by well-known Canadian curator Andrew Hunter and former CBC Radio host Bill Richardson. In organizing this publication and solo exhibition of sculptural works by senior British Columbia ceramist Leonhard Epp, the Kamloops Art Gallery acknowledges Epp’s considerable contribution to his craft. The works documented in this full-colour catalogue were created over the period of a decade.
The body of work is a representation of over-consumption, evoking thoughts of excess, abuse of power, and environmental destruction. These darkly humourous works reference contemporary social issues, art history, and religious and cultural traditions.
Kamloops Art Gallery (2005) ISBN 1-895497-59-0 $12.99
Essays by Karen Henry and Lisa Robertson
Foreword Anthony Kiendl
This book documents a mid-career survey of the work of Vancouver-based artist Allyson Clay that brings together a diverse range of artworks made between 1988 and 2002. The work in Imaginary Standard Distance is concerned with issues of identity, gender, and the boundaries between public and private space and explores themes such as seduction, curiosity, and voyeurism. (From Walter Phillips Gallery website.)
Walter Phillips Gallery, The Banff Centre (2002) ISBN 0-920159-95-8 $20.00
Essays by Susette Min and Susan Edelstein
This exhibition catalogue of Unbidden, organized by Kamloops Art Gallery with guest curator Susan Edelstein, features essays by Edelstein and Susette Min. New video installations and photographic works by Vancouver-based multimedia artist Jin-me Yoon are documented in this full-colour publication.
The title of the exhibition and this series of works refer to the involuntary surfacing to consciousness of images and memories. We have all accumulated a vast and fragmented bank of images through exposure to the media, the Internet, archival documents and Hollywood films such as Bridge on the River Kwai and Apocalypse Now. The artist stages performances that recall these images and are metaphors for the effects of war and violence that linger and haunt us. In her essay written for the Unbidden exhibition catalogue, Suzette Min says, “…Yoon attempts in Unbidden to summon a politics of empathy and community, a mutual accommodation of difference, of caring about the other and the self that cuts through the indifference and ignorance, especially in this age of global conflict.” (34-35)
Kamloops Art Gallery (2004) ISBN 1-895497-58-2 $12.95 SOLD OUT
Essay by Roger H. Boulet
Foreword by Jann LM Bailey
Publication of a retrospective exhibition initiated prior to Onley's tragic death on February 29, 2004 at the age of 76. For over thirty years Onley traveled, often alone, throughout the Canadian Arctic, producing hundreds of watercolours and prints. Boulet's essay reflects on the beauty and haunting vibrancy of Onley's work and on the relationship that he and earlier Canadian artists, notably Varley, have had with the land. Prior to his death, Onley had already arranged to donate much of his work to the Gallery, reflecting his passion for the British Columbia Interior. This publication commemorates the man, the artist and the public figure. (from ABC Art Books website)
Kamloops Art Gallery (2004) ISBN 1-895497-57-4 $14.95
Essay by Ian M. Thom
Taxonomy is the term used in science for classification and in this new body of work. Prince identifies and classifies islands or objects relating to islands by arranging their elements to examine the rich history, both real and imaginary. Sculptures, photographs and drawings. (from ABC Art Books website)
Kamloops Art Gallery (2003) ISBN 1-895497-56-6 $14.95
Essay by Keith Wallace
Lawrence's two- and three-dimensional works are working pieces used in the production of pinhole photographs. His illustrated journals document the works' progression, traversing the blurred line between artifact and art, and fulfilling the artist's interest in the intersection between image and text. In addition to having their individual material forms and explorations, these current projects indulge the artist's interest in sea kayaking. A booklet with an essay, twelve inscribed postcard-sized photographs and an overview of the exhibition are enclosed within a cardboard box. (from ABC Art Books website)
Kamloops Art Gallery (2003) ISBN 1-895497-55-8 $18.00
Essay by Mowry Baden
Foreword by Jann LM Bailey and Marilyn Smith
Large-format digitalized colour photographs confront the viewer with images of private matters and domestic relationships that have universal relevance. The artist's newly-acquired roles as mother and caregiver are threaded throughout. Other works relate to inter-family relationships and act as a catalyst for her explorations of the emotions associated with parenting: anxiety, vulnerability and obsessiveness. Yoko Takashima was born in Japan and currently lives in Vancouver. (from ABC Art Books website)
Kamloops Art Gallery / Southern Alberta Art Gallery (2003) ISBN 1-895497-54-X $20.00
Essay by Ihor Holubizky
Preface by Susan Edelstein
Foreword by Jann L.M. Bailey
Son et Lumière accompanies a pinhole photography-based exhibition of works by Dianne Bos curated by Susan Edelstein and organized by Kamloops Art Gallery. Bos includes an audio component in this exhibition and this element is incorporated into the exhibition catalogue using a CD ROM. The artist records ambient sound at the site of her photographs for the duration of the film’s exposure, adding depth to the visual passage of time that takes place in her works. This catalogue includes an essay by freelance writer/curator Ihor Holubizky.
Kamloops Art Gallery (2002) ISBN 1-895497-52-3 $16.00
Essays by Sherry McKay and Lisa Robertson
Foreword by Jann LM Bailey, Christina Ritchie and Marilyn Smith
Van Halm creates sculptures and paints gouaches that breakdown and investigate contemporary domestic architectural obsessions. Her scale models of rooms and her evocative aerial renderings of homes illustrate how leisure, class and social standing are expressed through architecture, demonstrating, for example, that the more expensive the home, the more the design is steeped in nostalgia leaving more modest dwellings to utilize modernist notions of simplicity and utility. Essays by Roberston (author of the ongoing project Office for Soft Architecture) and McKay (professor at the UBC School of Architecture) discuss Van Halm's work as art, architecture, design and popular culture.
Contemporary Art Gallery / Kamloops Art Gallery / Southern Alberta Art Gallery (2002) ISBN 0-920751-85-7 $15.00
Essays by Gu Xiong and Andrew Hunter
Documenting their trip to China, Vancouver artist Gu Xiong and artist/curator Andrew Hunter focus on cultural hybridization. Gu Xiong draws on similarities between the rapid commercial development of cities in China and their Canadian counterparts, highlighting the commonality of those places where American corporate influence (Blue Culture) has blurred cultural borders. Hunter recounts his visit to China, noting the almost seamless insinuation of Blue Culture into everyday life. Xiong's photographs so perfectly embody this cultural cross- pollination that one has to look closely to discover if the local is the Forbidden City or in fact Montreal's Chinatown.
Kamloops Art Gallery (2002) ISBN 1-895497-50-7 $8.00
Essay by Jacqueline Larson
Preface by Susan D. Edelstein
Artist Tricia Sellmer creates large-scale oils in her signature garden motif, then translates the floral designs on a jacquard loom to produce tapestries that reinforcing the themes of labour and domesticity that run through her work. An essay by literary writer Jacqueline Larson examines Sellmer’s work, which is beautifully documented in this full- colour catalogue.
Kamloops Art Gallery (2002) ISBN 1-895497-51-5
Essays by Kevin Ei-ichi De Forest, Monika Kin Gagnon and Prof. Yoichi Kimura
Kyozon is a Japanese word meaning the "merging together of opposite things," an insightful name for this look at the work of eight contemporary Japanese artists, Taichi Ishidate, Hidehiro Kinoshita, Takao Kubo, Mariko Mori, Takashi Murakami, Rika Takahashi, Satoru Tamura, and Kaori Yamamoto. As Kimura notes, the works reflect the changes that have rocked a post-Hirohito society since the Emperor's death in 1989. De Forest provides a context for understanding contemporary Japanese art, detailing the lack of government funding and the consequent reliance on corporate entities like Sony. Gagnon's essay on video, particularly that of Mori, is especially relevant in relation to this accessibility to technology. The concepts of duality and merging inform all the essays. Influences discussed range from manga (Japanese comic strips), traditional performance art as well as George Segal and Cindy Sherman. (from ABC Art Books Canada website)
Kamloops Art Gallery (2002) ISBN 1895497493 $24.95
Essay by Lisa Robertson
Using both drawing and photography, the New York-based Canadian artist creates a work steeped in duality: reality and abstraction, the conscious and the unconscious, the rational and the irrational. This collection of photo-based works from the artist and the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Kamloops Art Gallery provides a clear understanding of the natural progression and development of the artist's practice over the last number of years. The text, by poet/author Lisa Robertson, not only discusses Wood’s work but also interweaves a narrative. (from ABC Art Books Canada website)
Kamloops Art Gallery (2001) ISBN 1-895497-47-7 $12.00
Essay by Robin Laurence
Foreword by Jann L.M. Bailey and Keith Wallace
Ed Pien's drawings are immensely engaging because they are nourished by rich cultural traditions and because they literally pull the viewer in. References to Chinese and Italian manuscripts are striking and Pien's concern with life, death and life after death register an acute cultural hybridity. In the West we are most familiar with Dante's Inferno but the depiction of suffering and of the desire for ascendancy of the spirit is equally prevalent in Chinese Buddhist art. Pien's creations, with their circularity and repetition are at once ceremonial and playful and themselves hang between Eastern and Western traditions. His work has been exhibited at the Canadian Cultural Centre (Paris), the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, La Biennale de Montréal 2000 and The Drawing Centre and the Asian American Arts Centre, both in New York. Co-published with Vancouver's Contemporary Art Gallery. (from ABC Art Books Canada website)
Contemporary Art Galery / Kamloops Art Gallery (2001) ISBN 0-920751-81-4 $20.00
Essays by Elizabeth Edwards, Annette Hurtig, Shauna McCabe, Dannys Montes de Oca Moreda and Alfred Young Man, Ph.D.
Foreword by Jann L. M. Bailey
This publication chronicles the works in Lost Homelands, an exhibit guest-curated by Annette Hurtig. Hinting at the awkward co-existence of cultural homogenization and increasing nationalism, the artists approach the topic from diverse perspectives to illuminate versions of history resisted by dominant cultures.
Kamloops Art Gallery / Confederation Centre Art Gallery and Museum ISBN 1-895497-44-2 $14.95
Essay by Peter White
Foreword by Hector Williams
This full-colour illustrated publication accompanies an exhibition of Eric Metcalfe’s work entitled the same. In this, his most recent body of work, Metcalfe subverts the historical imperative of ancient Greek sculpture. Using clay vessels that have been painted with his evolving neo-brute motif, Metclfe has extended the discourse of art history and contemporary cultural production.
Southern Alberta Art Gallery / Kamloops Art Gallery (2000) ISBN 1-894699-02-5 $20.00
Essay by Susan D. Edelstein
This publication, produced alongside an exhibition of the same name, involves artists who identify Kamloops with the notion of Home, either past or present. Their works address community and belonging, and highlight the impact of physical and social landscape on people’s experiences with connection and detachment.
Kamloops Art Gallery (2001) ISBN 1-895497-46-9
Essays by Roger H. Boulet and Ian M. Thom
Ann Kipling’s career as an artist is an exploration of processes and media. This publication’s focus is her accomplishment as a printmaker and the evolution of her art practice in this medium. It accompanies an exhibition at the Kamloops Art Gallery celebrating her return to printmaking following a thirty-year hiatus.
Kamloops Art Gallery (2000) ISBN 1-895497-45-0 $14.95
Essays by W.F. Garrett-Petts and Donald Lawrence
Produced in conjunction with an exhibition at the Kamloops Art Gallery guest-curated by the authors, this publication features the works of artists and writers which blur the lines between written and visual means of communication, drawing upon the strength of prose and imagery. It examines process as well as production, tracing several projects from their origins as scrapbook musings to their realisation as works of artistic merit.
The University of Alberta Press / Kamloops Art Gallery ISBN 0-88864-362-4 $34.95
Essay by Monika Kin Gagnon
Foreword by Larissa Lai
Monika Kin Gagnon, one of Canada’s most respected art writers/critics, has consistently analysed cultural issues in the visual arts in Canada. Other Conundrums is a collection of her essays compiled over the course of a decade, which, as a collection, provide an overview of the influence of race, ethnicity, and cultural diversity in contemporary Canadian art. This publication focusses on artist from the West Coast of Canada.
Arsenal Pulp Press / Artspeak Gallery / Kamloops Art Gallery (2000) ISBN 1-55152-092-3 $21.95
Essay by Annette Hurtig
This publication accompanies a solo exhibition of new work by Kamloops-based artist Valerie Deacon that examines ways of coping with grief and loss. Deacon uses text with her paintings to initiate a dialogue on these intimate issues.
Kamloops Art Gallery (2000) ISBN 1-895497-43-4 $8.00
Essay by Russell Baker
Forewords by Jann L.M. Bailey and Susan Edelstein
This publication accompanies a timely exhibition that coincides with the popular resurgence of mid-century modern furniture design. It focuses on some of the most influential designs produced during the last half of the twentieth century and features a collection of rare prototypes and important pieces from this period, some of which are still in production today.
Kamloops Art Gallery (2000) ISBN 1-895497-42-6 $4.00
Essays by Susan Edelstein and Matthew G. Yeager
This publication accompanies an exhibition of mixed media works, based on a series of found photographs from the 1930 and 40s depicting convicts from the British Columbia Penitentiary, that provoke contemporary concerns surrounding privacy and the public domain. Grossman not only manipulates the viewer on a visual level but also on a pragmatic level as she leads us into considering issues of identity and public access to personal information.
Kamloops Art Gallery (2000) ISBN 1-895497-39-6 $14.00
Essays by Annette Hurtig and Peter Culley
$4.00 / with Marking Time CD-Rom by Peter Van Riper and Dina Helal $19.95
9½" x 6½"Kamloops Art Gallery
September 18 to November 14, 1999
This publication accompanies an exhibition that establishes an overview of Pethick’s work by following his use of drawing as an exploratory mode, reviewing his explorations of integral photography and other dimensional imaging systems, and shows how this artist’s work responds to the particulars of each stopping place in his travels.
ISBN 1-895497-38-8 / Marking Time ISBN 1-895497-36-1
Texts by Andrew Hunter, Lisa Garbrielle Mark, Pamela Meredith and Judith Nasby
Introduction by Jann L.M. Bailey
$15.00 / 8" x 10"Kamloops Art Gallery
April 17 to June 20, 1999
This publication accompanies an exhibition consisting of a surreal, sci-fi installation of sculptures and "creatures" reconfigured from taxidermy forms combining natural and technological components. Skelton critically addresses the space of art, exploring a broad range of possibilities for presentation in and beyond the traditional gallery environment.
Essay by Marianne Ignace, Ron Ignace and Gerald Etienne
$7.95 / 10?" x 8½"Kamloops Art Gallery
February 6 to April 14, 1999
This publication accompanies an exhibition featuring photographs by faculty, former and present students of Secwepemc Cultural Education Society, and political leaders involved with the program. They document the way in which contemporary Secwepemc (Shuswap) people live their cultural traditions as part of an ancient and continuing way of life.
Essays by David Neel and Andrew Hunter
$15.00 / 9 x 9"
Kamloops Art Gallery
November 14, 1998 - January 24, 1999
Working as both a photographer and a carver, Kwagiutl artist David Neel expresses the realities of the contemporary world with power and elegance. To mask making, he articulates a passionate awareness of contemporary issues. To photography, he confidently expresses the place of First Peoples in the world.
Essay by Andrew Hunter
$4.95 / 7 x 9"
September 18 - November 1, 1998
Andrew Hunter clearly and concisely provides a curatorial path to explore the Gallery's permanent collection, exhibition history and programming strategy, thereby providing a glimpse of what the future might hold. Hunter is well known for his writing and for his innovative way of working with collections.
Kamloops Art Gallery: September 18 - November 1, 1998
Provides a critical context for the Kamloops Art Gallery's substantial collection of contemporary Canadian art. It has been published to coincide with Home Base, a permanent collection exhibition Celebrating the opening of the new gallery and our twentieth anniversary.
Essay by Catherine Mastin
Cathy Mastin's essay considers the Kamloops Art Gallery collection of art from this historically significant period in Canadian History. It has been published to coincide with Home Base, a permanent collection exhibition celebrating the opening of our new gallery and our twentieth anniversary.
Essay by Leslie Dawn
Leslie Dawn's essay represents the first comprehensive consideration of the Kamloops Art Gallery's growing collection of historical Canadian art. It has been published to coincide with Home Base, a permanent collection exhibition celebrating the opening of the new gallery and our twentieth anniversary.
Essay by Alfred Young Man, Ph.D.
$9.95 / 8 x 10"
Alfred Young Man's essay represents both a significant contribution to First Peoples cultural scholarship and an important moment of reflection in the Kamloops Art Gallery's history. Young Man writes of the artists featured in the Gallery's First Peoples collection, and their place in Canadian art history.
$2.00 / 6 x 5"
November 13, 1997 - January 11, 1998
The exhibition contains stills from Hollywood motion pictures where the character of Billy the Kid is featured. The stills are taken from around the point of him being killed. Andrew Hunter writes an accompanying fiction.
$2.00 / 4 x 6
September 25 - November 9, 1997
Shallows presents work from the past three years of the Vancouver based artist. During this period, Mel Stidolph has concentrated almost exclusively on photographing swimming pools and bodies underwater, producing images which probe the dynamics of the act of looking and being looked at.
Essays by Jann Bailey and Sarah Jules
$9.95 / 8 x 11½"
August 14 - September 21, 1997
This exhibition looks closely at the history of the traditional footwear of the Shuswap people. It traces its roots generations back, and examines how contemporary Shuswap people still decorate, wear and pass traditions on through the moccasins.
$2.00 / 6 x 11"
June 12 - August 3, 1997
This exhibition by Teresa Marshall positions itself within the complex relationship of power and authority. Using humour, irony and verbal and visual puns, Marshall's work provides the viewer with intricate layers of meaning and challenges (pre)conceptions of art within the sequestered space of an art museum.
Essay by Roger H. Boulet
This exhibition highlights the importance of the ranching industry in the B.C. interior. Even as Kamloops becomes cosmopolitan, we are reminded everyday that ranching and agriculture sustain many of our cultural aspirations and pursuits. Philip Clark's immediate and direct depictions of the work of the cowboy represent an important aspect of who we are, where we come from, and where we live.
$10.00 / 8 x 9"
February 20 - April 6, 1997
Amantea responds to cultural codes and social mechanisms that produce identity and designate difference, thereby determining relations and the formation of desire. The refusal of colour, the gestural quality of cursive script, and the repeated use of black velvet are the dominant formal characteristics and motifs in Requiescat.
Essays by Annette Hurtig and Bruce Hugh Russell
$9.95 / 6 x 9"
Kamloops Art Gallery, 1997
This exhibition brings into question the reationship/partnership between culture and nature, with explicit refrences to the AIDS/HIV epidemic. Poisons/Phobias is a celebration of the splendour of the natural world, a commemoration, and an expression of hope for a more tolerant world.
$12.95 / 9 x 10"
July 19 - September 15, 1996
This retrospective exhibition is a remarkable view of one woman's response to the world, a culmination of six decades of work, bridging several countries and phenomenal change.
Essay by Rachelle Geneau
$1.00 / 5 x 8½"
May 31 - July 14, 1996
To adorn and decorate ones body with precious metals and jewelry has had spiritual, political and social implications throughout cultural history. Venus & Vulcan features the work of 12 BC artists who explore through highly individual craftsmanship the raw and elegant aspects of this innovative medium.
Essay by Gerald McMaster
$12.95 / 7 x 11"
April 12 - May 26, 1996
Mary Longman is a visual artist of Saulteaux ancestory, born in Fort Qu'appelle Valley, Saskachewan. This exhibition focuses on a body of her work dealing with the reproduction and recording of memories from the conscious, subconscious and spiritual realms.
Essay by Jann L.M. Bailey
Our notions of what is art and what is craft are challenged in this exhibition. Through the investigation of contemporary art and its practices we witness the ingenious and inventive nature of the human spirit. Skill, imagination, and a sense of exploration all play a part in the development of this work, as does Linda Walton's interest in history, architecture, design, decoration and rare and unusual objects.
$7.50 / 8 x 11"
June 29 - August 13, 1995
This exhibition is an important opportunity for the Kamloops Art Gallery and the Community Arts Council of Kamloops to demonstrate our commitment to exhibit the most challenging work being produced in this region. It is also an excellent opportunity for artists to have their work considered by three important members of the arts community living outside of our region.
$9.95 / 9 x 9"
March 23 - May 21, 1995
This exhibition by Toronto artist Richard Storms examines "America", its space, signs, billboards and attractions. It is related to American Pop Art, embracing the commerical systems that are a part of the changing landscape and evolving world.
$5.00 / 9 x 7"
November 1 - December 24, 1994
Don Menzies is a portrait painter. The portrayal of the human figure has occupied artists for centuries. This exhibition is a selection of portraits that Menzies has painted over his forty-year career.
Essay by Roger Boulet
September 22 - October 30, 1994
Kamloops artist Tom Wilcox paints his impressions of the land with powerful emotion and driving force. For Wilcox, the landscape has become a metaphor for specific personal experiences and emotions. Roger Boulet examines Wilcox's place within the history of landscape painting.
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Essays by Leslie Dawn and Patricia Salmon
$14.95 / 10½ x 8"
September 22 - November 6, 1994
E.J.Hughes is a Canadian artist well known for his picturesque landscapes. This exhibition focuses on Hughes's lesser-known works of the interior of British Columbia. Lesser-known, perhaps, because Canadians tend to view B.C. from a coastal persepctive.
November 18 - December 24, 1993
George Emms has an enormous body of work and his subject matter is extremely varied. He is interested in history and people, in vast and beautiful landscapes, in sailing ships and the sheer pleasure of photographic abstraction. This exhibition of photographs Emms has produced over the past 10 years focuses on three distinct bodies of work - images of the land, architectural recordings and photographic abstraction.
$5.00 / 8 x 11"
September 9 - October 17, 1993
Therese Bolliger's work resides in an intersection where social, psychological, sexual, political, economic, and historical conditions all converge upon a center-pointe of experience. Which is to say - metaphorically - that this exhibition investigates the multiple ways in which identity is constructed, with particular focus on how the body is constituted by language.
$7.00 / 7 x 9"
January 7 - February 14, 1993
Features the art of three important artists: Nhan Duc Nguten, Henry Tsang and Sharyn Yuen. They investigate issues of racism, cultural displacement and the evolution of a Canadian identity.
Text by Shelagh Keeley and Ihor Holubizky
$60.00 / 9 x 11"
July 3 - September 6, 1992
An art book featuring art work of the collaboration between Andy Fabo and Shelagh Keeley. Bound by Contradiction, packaged by the media and medical establishments, the human condition is torn apart by prejudice and fear. Through the fragile and poignant images of Keeley and Fabo we are reminded of our own vulnerability and strength.
Essay by Katherine Sutherland
$2.00 / 6 x 11
Katherine Sutherland writes an informative essay on the collaboration between Andy Fabo and Shelagh Keeley in the exhibition Bound by Contradiction. There is also an interesting interview conducted by Alan Brandoli with the artists. They talk about their influences and what the points they are trying to make through their art.
Essay by Anna-Marie Larson
April 16 - May 17, 1992
Ted Smith's paintings represent powerful and bold impressions of his surroundings. This catalogue records how Smith's painting style has developed over the past thirty years.
$2.00 / 8 x 11"
March 5 - April 12, 1992
In his work, Jim Logan deals with multi-layered issues. Using images appropriated from historic European art, he considers issues of Eurocentric privilege, male domination, and native abuses through family breakdown and alcoholism. The works in this exhibition addresses implicitly and explicitly how white culture perceives, and is perceived by "Indians."
Essays by Anna-Marie Larson and Robin Laurence
$9.95 / 8½ x 11"
Kamloops Art Gallery, 1992
This work encompasses Poole's ongoing need (struggle) to confront his individuality and his search for self (confidence) - the foundation of all power. This work is extremely strong, and has been completed over a number of years (1978-1991) Collectively, these works act much like a diary, disclosing the ongoing and private conflict of Poole's unconscious struggle.
Essay by Lynn Beavis
$2.00 / 9 x 11"
December 5 - 24, 1991
Kipping's paintings focus attention on the intimate, his compositions subtle, sensual. He uses light to establish a sense of the dramatic within timeless architectural settings - making the viewer keenly aware of interior/exterior solitude. Kipping provides, within the context of his work, clues to a very personal urban memory.
November 7 - December 1, 1991
This publication includes an interview with the artist Darlene Kalynka, conducted by Anna-Marie Larson. Darlene talks about a recurring motif in her work: the torque. This centuries old object has been used as a symbol of protection and to inform and address the subject of personal discovery. The torque has been a fascination for Darlene for the past few years.
April 11 - May 19, 1991
Explores the landscapes of Robert and Patricia Campbell. Most paintings are from the Kamloops area, but there are a few from as far away as England.
January 5 - February 5, 1989
Harrison's body of work has been influenced not only by early 19th Century romanticism, predictable in mood and sentiment, but also by the Venetian painters of the High Renaissance period. The exhibition alludes to a search, a personal search for idealized affection, emphasizing powerful emotions, imagination and adventure.
$1.00 / 8 x 8"
April 21 - May 22, 1988
Volaine's work explodes with deliberate energy and force. It is clear, compelling and highly personal, dealing often with uncomfortable subject matter. From both a technical and emotional viewpoint, Volaine's work is passionate, intense and spontaneous.
$1.00 / 7 x 8½"
March 17 - April 12, 1988
This exhibition Drawings: From the British Columbia Art Collection represents only a selection from the many and diverse works in the British Columbia Art Collection. Each of the seventeen artists in this exhibition renders a very personal interpretation. The other half of the Gallery holds a selection of work from Ann Kipling.
$2.00 / 6 x 8"
October 16 - November 16, 1986
Costumes and Landforms is an environmental installation of assembled figurative forms designed by the artist specifically for the Kamloops Art Gallery. The interpretation of an image changes as a creative idea develops through exploration, repetition and simplification of components and as a result of events in the artist's personal life. These concepts are evident as one views Costumes and Landforms.
Text by Donna McAlear
$5.00 / 12 x 8½"
September 19 - October 20, 1985
The Look of the Land brings together paintings by ten local artists who have captured the unique characteristics of the landscape in the immediate Kamloops region.
Essay by Donna McLear
$5.00 / 10 x 8½ "
October 24 - November 24, 1985
Creighton's work is strong, innovative and individualistic. Her facination with discovering the absurd within the ordinary results in drawings which offer a look at the darker side of day to day survival in a complex world.
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