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Catalogues

Drawing from Our Experience: Mental Health in Focus

Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University, from April 16 to May 3 2014.

Texts: Karine Di Genova, Joanne Hui, Dre Adrianna Mendrek, Dre Fuschia Sirois

$ 10.00 Can.
 
Softcover, 9.5 x 7.5 in./ 3 booklets, ill.
(English).

ISBN 978-1-926859-12-5

© Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University, Karine Di Genova, Joanne Hui

PUBLISHED BY: Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University

Direction: Karine Di Genova

English Translation: Maryse Laplante, Vanseea Nicolai
Revision & Proofreading: Amanda J. Kelly & Danielle Patenaude

Art Direction and Graphic Design: 1218 A
Printing: Bishop’s University
Distribution: Édipresse

Legal Deposit: Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, National Library of Canada

Click here to see the exhibition page

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Myriam Yates

Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University, from September 11 - December 14, 2013

Texts: Vicky Chainey Gagnon, Lesley Johnstone, Scott McLeod

$ 25.00 Can. ($ 25.00 U.S. / 17.00 euros)

Softcover, 12.5 x 9 in./ 60 p. col. ill.
(English/French).

ISBN 978-1-926859-10-1

© Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University, Vicky Chainey Gagnon, Lesley Johnstone, Scott McLeod

PUBLISHED BY: Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University

Direction: Vicky Chainey Gagnon

Project Management: Karine Di Genova

English Translation: Marie-Josée Arcand & Frédéric Dupuy
Revision & Proofreading: Amanda J. Kelly & Danielle Patenaude

Art Direction and Graphic Design: 1218 A
Photograph credits: Richard-Max Tremblay
Printing: Quadriscan
Distribution: Édipresse

Legal Deposit: Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, National Library of Canada

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Christina Battle: Filing Memory

Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University, from September 15 - December 10, 2010.

Texts: Vicky Chainey Gagnon, Shawn Malley, Andréa Picard

$ 29,95 Can. ($ 29,95 U.S. / 15 euros)

Hardcover, 17 x 11.5 in./ 50 p. col. ill.
(English/French).

ISBN 978-1-926859-06-04

© Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University, Vicky Chainey Gagnon, Shawn Malley, Andréa Picard

PUBLISHED BY: Galerie d’art Foreman de l’Université Bishop’s

Direction: Vicky Chainey Gagnon
English Translation: Marie-Josée Arcand
Copyediting: Marie-Josée Arcand & Jane Jackel 

Graphic Design: François Théorêt, Output Design
Photograph credits: Francois Lafrance
Printing: TBD
Distribution: Édipresse

Legal Deposit: Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, National Library of Canada, 4th quarter, 2011

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A World Where Many Worlds Fit / Un monde dans lequel plusieurs mondes s'inscrivent

Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University, from January 28 to MArch 20, 2010.

Artists: ATSA (Canada), Zanny Begg (Australia), Etcétera (Argentina), Petra Gerschner (Germany), John Jordan (England), Oliver Ressler (Austria), ®TMark (United States), Gregory Sholette (United States), Nuria Vila + Marcelo Expósito (Spain), Dmitry Vilensky (Russia)

Guest curator: Oliver Ressler

Texts: Marc James Léger, Oliver Ressler

$ 9,95 Can. ($ 9,50 U.S. / 7,50 euros)

Paperback, 17 x 11.5 in./ 14 p. col. ill.
(English/French).

ISBN 978-0-9783976-9-2

© Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University, Marc James Léger, Oliver Ressler

PUBLISHED BY: Galerie d’art Foreman de l’Université Bishop’s

Coordination: Vicky Chainey Gagnon
English translation: Marie-Josée Arcand, Stéphane Gregory 

Graphic Design: François Théorêt, Output Design
Photograph credits: Oliver Ressler
Printing: Gagnon & Gagnon
Distribution: Édipresse

Legal Deposit: Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, National Library of Canada, 1st quarter, 2010 

Printed in Canada

The publication for the exhibition "A World Where Many Worlds Fit" presents the collective intelligence of a global political movement through two texts by art critic Marc James Léger and artist/curator Oliver Ressler. The ten artists/collectives involved in the project demonstrate a strong commitment to social change and do not position themselves as neutral in relation to globalization.  Many of the included works focus on the cities that have now become known for past demonstrations, counter-summits and/or blockades and are presented as shorthand descriptions for these events: Seattle, Prague, Salzburg, Genoa, Buenos Aires, Gleneagles, St. Petersburg or Heiligendamm.  The exhibition can be thought of as a course that traces the importance of the "movement of movements" and functions as a "space for thinking".  Whether or not resistance to globalization will be successful in the future will depend on whether upcoming summits can be mobilized to show our dissent and our desire to create other worlds.  As Tadzio Mueller has critically stated, it will be essential for the global movement to develop a critical and convincing anticapitalist strategy to fight climate change, to question the property relations that structure class struggle, and to create an effective discussion concerning collective social struggle.  If we can manage to bring this agenda into public debate, the movement of the movements will probably also play an important role in the political landscape in the ten years after the upcoming G8 Summit in Maddalena, Italy. 

At the Crossroads of Art and Medicine

Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University, the Galerie d'art du Centre culturel de l'Université de Sherbrooke and at the Campus de la santé de l'Université de Sherbrooke, from September 10 to December 13, 2008.

Artists: Philippe Bazin (France), Bioteknica (Canada), Geneviève Cadieux (Quebec, Canada), Farrell & Parkin (Australie), Betty Goodwin (Quebec, Canada), Nathalie Grimard (Canada), Nicole Jolicoeur (Quebec, Canada), Lyne Lapointe (Quebec, Canada), François Morelli (Quebec, Canada), Joey Morgan (United-States), Geneviève Pernin (France), Tanya St-Pierre (Quebec, Canada), Kiki Smith (United-States), Lisa Steele & Kim Tomczak (Canada), Veit Stratmann (France), Annie Thibault (Quebec, Canada), Richard-Max Tremblay (Quebec, Canada) et Bill Viola (United States)

Texts: Philippe Bazin, Marie-France Beaudoin, Thierry Davila, Jason Knight, Jennifer Willet

Bibliographical references:Nicolas Davignon

Foreword: Vicky Chainey Gagnon, France Mainville and Réjean Hébert

 

$39.95 Can. ($37.60 U.S. / 25 euros)

Paperback, 6 x 8.5 in./ 162 p. col. ill.
(English/French).

ISBN 978-0-9783976-2-3

© Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, Marie-France Beaudoin, Philippe Bazin, Thierry Davila, Jason Knight, Jennifer Willet

PUBLISHED BY: Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University

Galerie d'art du Centre culturel de l'Université de Sherbrooke
Direction : Vicky Chainey Gagnon

Coordination : Marie-Claude Leblanc, Output Design
French translation: Marcia Cöuelle

French copyediting: Marie-Josée Arcand

English translation : Stéphane Gregory

English copyediting: Donald Pistolesi

English proofreading: Jane Jackel
Graphic Design: François Théorêt, Output Design
Photograph credits: Richard-Max Tremblay
Distribution: Edipresse
Legal Deposit: Bibliothèque et Archive nationale du Québec, National Library of Canada, 1st quarter, 2009
Printed in Canada

Two prizes Grafika were awarded to At the Crossroad of Art and Medecine / À la croisée de l'art et de la médecine catalogue. Please visit the link below for more detail:

http://resultats.infopresse.com/prixgrafika/2010/Resultats/medias_imprimes/catalogue_exposition/output_artetmedecinev2.html

L O R E

Catalogue of an exhibition held at Gallery 101, Ottawa, Ont., Sept. 5 – Oct. 4, 2008 and then at the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University, Sherbrooke, Québec, May 9 – July 4, 2009.
Text: Ryan Rice
Foreword by Vicky Chainey Gagnon and Leanne L’Hirondelle

L O R E: Duane Linklater, Tania Willard, Jason Lujan
$17.00 Can. ($19.00 U.S. / 10 euros)

Paperback, 6 x 8.5 in./ 28 p. col. ill.
(English/French).
ISBN 978-0-9783976-4-7

© Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University and Gallery 101, Duane Linklater, Tania Willard, Jason Lujan

CO-PUBLISHED BY: Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University and Gallery 101.
Coordination: Vicky Chainey Gagnon
French translation: Gérard Boulad
English Copyediting: Donald Pistolesi
Graphic Design: François Théorêt, for Output Design
Printing: Gagnon & Gagnon
Distribution: Edipresse
Legal Deposit: National Library of Canada, 3rd quarter, 2008
Printed in Canada

The exhibition LORE, curated by Ryan Rice, features the work of artists Duane Linklater, Jason Lujan, and Tania Willard. The importance of this exhibition lies in the tracing of oral tradition as a living, changing entity that incorporates new elements such as video, written text and visual images. The work on view strongly represents, each in individual ways, practices that criticize, manipulate, and re-consider traditions of storytelling from a First Nations perspective. Through each artwork we better understand points of view that have been shaped by colonialism and cultural beliefs. Rice’s thoughtful essay analyses how seemingly innocuous stories.

SYLVIE BOUCHARD
Trois coups sous les arbres

Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University, from May 10 to June 28, 2008.

Text: Vicky Chainey Gagnon,
Geneviève Chevalier
Includes bibliographical references

SYLVIE BOUCHARD
Trois coups sous les arbres

 

$15.95 Can. ($16.02 U.S. / 12.20 euros)

Paperback, 6 x 8.5 in./ 28 p. col. ill.
(English/French).

ISBN 978-0-9783976-3-0

© Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, Vicky Chainey Gagnon, Geneviève Chevalier

PUBLISHED BY: Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University
Coordination : Vicky Chainey Gagnon
English translation : Donald Pistolesi
French Copyediting: Stéphane Gregory & Marie-Josée Arcand
Graphic Design: François Théorêt, Output Design
Photograph credits: François Lafrance
Printing: Gagnon & Gagnon
Distribution: Edipresse
Legal Deposit: National Library of Canada, 3rd quarter, 2008
Printed in Canada

The Foreman Art Gallery organizes every year an exhibition on themes and issues of regional relevance. This Carte Blanche exhibition presented a new site specific painting installation, Trois coups sous les arbres, inspired by the university’s natural landscape by prominent Québec artist SYLVIE BOUCHARD. In the early 80’s, Bouchard was working in the context of the return to painting, marked by references to major themes (landscape, the human figure, interiors) and the history of painting. She soon became known for her creation of undefined spaces, her use of a fragmented narration and the dreamlike atmosphere that emanated from her work. Her new work Trois coups sous les arbres engages these issues but renders them in a three dimensional environment.

JEANNIE THIB : lure

Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Art Gallery of Sudbury, Sudbury, Ontario, The Koffler Gallery, Koffler Centre of the Arts, Toronto, Ontario and at the Foreman Art Gallery, Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Text: Patrick Mahon, Suzanne Danis Légé
Includes bibliographical references
Foreword by Celeste Scopelites

JEANNIE THIB : lure

 

$29.95 Can. ($32.95 U.S. / 24 euros)

Paperback, 6 x 8.5 in./ 64 p. col. ill.
(English/French)


ISBN 978-0-9684003-5-7

© Art Gallery of Sudbury, The Koffler Gallery, Koffler Centre of the Arts, the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University.

CO-PUBLISHED BY: the Art Gallery of Sudbury, The Koffler Gallery, Koffler Centre of the Arts and the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University.
Coordination: Celeste Scopelites
Editor: Françoise Arbuckle and Andrea Brent
Translator: Françoise Arbuckle
Graphic Design: Lisa Kiss Design, Toronto
Printing: Pearson Garnet Press Ltd.
Photograph credits: Issac Applebaum, Ivan Binet, Simon Glass, MN Huchinson, Cheryl O’Brien
Distribution: Edipresse
Legal Deposit: National Library of Canada, 3rd quarter, 2008


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This catalogue, that includes essays by Patrick Mahon et Suzanne Danis Légé, has been titled after Lure, an exhibition which originated at the Koffler Gallery and was hosted by the Art Gallery of Sudbury in 2004 and by Foreman Art Gallery, Bishop’s University under the title Pattern Fields in 2005. However this catalogue encompasses other installations of Thib’s, all connected through pattern and process: Fac-similé at the Maison Patrimoniale de Barthète 2006, Spill at De Overslag, Eindhoven, The Netherlands in 2002; and Fret, first shown at Galerie Engramme, Québec City in Manifestation Internationale d’Art de Québec in 2000. Model was created in 2003 as a museum intervention at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto in Artists’ Echoes: Contemporary Responses to the ROM’s Collections curated by The Institute for Contemporary Culture. Fret was later exhibited in a solo exhibition at Stride Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, and in a three person exhibition DE LUXE: Varieties of Transitional Light at Kitchener /Waterloo Art Gallery, as well as the Leo Kamen Gallery, Toronto.

Lucie Chan

Catalogue of the exhibitions Tears, and in between, held at the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University (Sherbrooke, Quebec) from November 22, 2006 to January 20, 2007, and between, and in tears held at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (Halifax, Nova Scotia) from June 28 to August 12, 2007.

Text: Vicky Chainey Gagnon, Ray Cronin
Chronology of works by Geneviève Chevalier
Includes bibliographical references

Lucie Chan

$24.95 Can. ($26.95 U.S. / 20 euros)

Paperback, 8.5 x 8.5 in./ 48 p. 48 col. Ill
(English/French).
ISBN 1-55457-164-2

© Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, Vicky Chainey Gagnon, Genevieve Chevalier, Ray Cronin

CO-PUBLISHED BY: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University
Coordination : Vicky Chainey Gagnon and Raymund Cronin
French Translation: Gérard Boulad and Stéphane Gregory
Graphic Design: Amy Batchelor, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
Printing: Transcontinental
Photograph credits: Steve Farmer, Richard-Max Tremblay, Frank Lively
Distribution: Edipresse
Cover : Between and in tears, 2008
Legal Deposit: National Library of Canada 3rd quarter, 2008
Printed in Canada

Manifesting in many forms – charcoal sketches, paper installations, animations – Chan’s artwork articulates themes such as longing, rootlessness and diasporas.

This is the first monographic study of the Lucie Chan’s work and includes documentation of all her previous work thus far. The book features essays which discuss the themes of Chan’s new body of work (The Tears project) as well as her recent shift towards animation. Over twenty – five color photographs document the two site-specific installations mounted in Sherbrooke and Halifax.

Vicky Chainey Gagnon, the curator of the Foreman Art Gallery at Bishop’s University, writes: “While developing the Tears project Chan drew on her experiences interviewing recent immigrants to Canada. Chan’s poetic animations are based on her interactions with these individuals and their personal histories and experience. Out of the somber darkness and ambiguity of the teardrop drawings her delicate animations provide the only color in the exhibit and represent the hope that Chan’s subject have for their futures in a new country.

Lucie Chan holds a BFA from Alberta College of Art and Design and an MFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She has participated in several group exhibitions, in Canada but mainly in Halifax, Toronto, and Montreal. In 2003, she completed the Artist in Residency’s Program at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and completed residencies at the residencies at the Banff Center for Arts in 2004 and 2008. Her work was recently part of the two-year traveling exhibition, Just My Imagination, which included the works of 14 contemporary Canadian drawing-based artists. Her latest body of work, the Tears project was originally mounted at the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University in Lennoxville, Quebec in late 2006 and later presented at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in 2007 and at their Yarmouth site in 2008. She will be part of group exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada in the fall 2008.

Utopia Suite Disco by Clive Holden

Self-Guided Tour Booklet
January 30 – March 29, 2008

UTOPIA SUITE DISCO BY CLIVE HOLDEN

Text: Vicky Chainey Gagnon
6,00 $ Paperback, 10.5 x 15.3 cm./28 pgs/black and white (English/French).
ISBN 978-0-978-3976-0-9

© 2008 Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University

PUBLISHED BY: Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University
Copyediting: Donald Pistolesi
Translation: Stéphane Gregory
Design: Tatou communication visuelle
Printing: MJB Litho inc.

Clive Holden is a Toronto-based artist whose projects cross boundaries between film, video, web culture and new forms of literature, with a focus on how these mirror social and political identities. His most recent work, the multimedia installation Utopia Suite Disco1 creates a contemporary utopian space in which viewers are invited to ponder the question “Does hope beget movement?” The work features a dance floor, a cubical “light hut,” a series of projected images of historical and fictional utopian heroes, and a soundtrack. Essential to the work is an implicit nostalgia for the 1970s conveyed through a disco soundtrack2 and images of John Travolta as Tony Manero, the disco-dancing king from the 1977 hit film Saturday Night Fever. Like Travolta’s character in the film, viewers are invited to emancipate themselves by dancing to an intoxicating beat while enclosed in a digital disco of utopian dreams. (Vicky Chainey Gagnon, exhibition curator)

Reading the Image: Poetics of the Black Diaspora

Exhibition catalogue
November 14, 2007 – January 19, 2008

READING THE IMAGE: POETICS OF THE BLACK DIASPORA

Essays/Essais : Andrea Fatona, Peter James Hudson and Rinaldo Walcott 10,00 $ Paperback, 20 x 22.7 cm./20 pgs/color (English). ISBN 1-894651-40-5

© 2006 Thames Art Gallery, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University Yukon Art Centre

PUBLISHED BY: Thames Art Gallery, Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University Yukon Art Centre
Copyediting: Alison Kenzie
Translation: Gérard Boulad
Design: Otto Buj
Printing: Printcraft Ltd.

Reading the Image: Poetics of the Black Diaspora brings together the works of Deanna Bowen (Canada), Christopher Cozier (Trinidad, W.I.), Michael Fernandes (Canada), and Maud Sulter (Scotland) in order to examine issues of how blackness is represented in art. The artists also explore the roles of black people in and their relationship to: the development of the modern world; the history of Christianity and the church as a social institution in the black world; the notions of trauma and self-making; and community and racial formation. While the works are not linked by aesthetics, genre, or medium, the artists represent common issues in their works. The artists in the exhibition engage in critiquing dominant histories and stories but more importantly in creating their own stories. A conversation about the desire for personal and collective personhood emerges out of the works. On the other hand, Reading the Image: Poetics of the Black Diaspora illuminates the fact that black diasporic expressions are diverse and take various forms.

Documents

Self-Guided Tour Booklet
September 12 – November 3, 2007

Documents

Pamphlet / Poster
September 12 – November 3, 2007

DOCUMENTS

Essay: Geneviève Chevalier 6,00 $ Paperback, 10.5 x 15.3 cm./26 pgs/black and white (English/French).
ISBN 978-0-9780364-9-2

© 2007 Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University

PUBLISHED BY: Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University
Copyediting: Stéphane Gregory
Translation: Katrin Sermat
Design: Tatou communication visuelle
Printing: MJB Litho inc.

DOCUMENTS

Essay: Geneviève Chevalier $6.00 Pamphlet / Poster, 14 cm x 21 cm (closed) / black, white & colour (English/French)
ISBN: 978-0-9783976-0-9

© 2007 Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University / Galerie d'art Foreman de l'Université Bishop

PUBLISHED BY: Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University
Essay: Geneviève Chevalier
Copyediting: Stéphane Grégory
Translation: Katrin Sermat
Design: www.tatou.ca

Working with a material as common as plywood[1], Yechel Gagnon creates a whole series of associations infused with poetry. In Gagnon’s hands, plywood takes on a chameleon-like quality, evoking imaginary places and yielding a host of patterns and textures. Using tools of all kinds, she explores the layers of plywood, gouging and etching them with grooves, ever mindful of revealing the nature of the wood, its grain and its different shades of colour. Plywood sheets also serve as a matrix for making rubbings or embossed papers, a technique related to engraving. In recent work, Gagnon has turned towards a more emphatic occupation of architectural space and a sensitivity to issues of site-specificity. Large installation works such as Hoarding, St-Henri, as well as Osmose and Vortex, embody a dialogue on the nature of the site itself. This new approach in Gagnon’s practice is the basis of the exhibition Documents which brings together never-before-seen sketches, maquettes, a virtual project as well as new presentations of Gagnon’s site-specific sculptures.

[1] Plywood is a widely used material. It can be made with valuable woods when used for specific applications, softwoods such as spruce and balsam fir, or poplar. Plywood’s appeal lies in its structural properties resulting from the manufacturing process. It is called plywood because it is made of thin plies of wood that are glued together, alternating the direction of the grain. Laminating these sheets of wood ensures maximum stability and strength.

Birdwatching: Landscape and Leisure

Self-Guided Tour Booklet
May 2 – June 23, 2007

BIRDWATCHING: LANDSCAPE AND LEISURE

Text: Meredith Carruthers and Susannah Wesley
6,00 $ Paperback, 10.5 x 15.3 cm./26 pgs/black and white (English/French).
ISBN 978-0-9780364-6-1

© 2007 Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University

PUBLISHED BY: Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University
Copyediting: Donald Pistolesi
Translation: Gérard Boulad
Design: Tatou communication visuelle
Printing: MJB Litho inc.

The exhibition Birdwatching: Landscape and Leisure addresses the special history of birdwatching and leisure in Quebec’s Eastern Townships through a mixture of natural objects, local lore, contemporary artwork and personal experience. It aims to shed light on the ways landscape has been used, understood and represented in visual culture, while also celebrating the enchantment birds provide for young and old alike.

Time Inside the Image [3]

Self-Guided Tour Booklet
January 31 - March 31, 2007

TIME INSIDE THE IMAGE [3]

Text: Vicky Chainey Gagnon
6,00 $ Paperback, 10.5 x 15.3 cm./36 pgs/black and white (English/French).
ISBN 978-0-9780364-5-4

© 2007 Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University

PUBLISHED BY: Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University
Copyediting: Donald Pistolesi
Translation: Gérard Boulad
Design: Tatou communication visuelle
Printing: MJB Litho inc.

The city can be like a playground – a thrilling place to vanish into a maze of choices, discover new treasures and form new identities. Artists have always maintained a close connection to the city and used it as a source of inspiration to transform our everyday perceptions. The exhibition Time Inside the Image [3] focuses on these urban realities and the constantly changing landscapes of city life that preoccupy artists today.

Ana Rewakowicz

Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, November 23, 2005 - January 21, 2006.

Text: Craig Buckley, Meredith Carruthers, Cynthia Imogen Hammond, Gaëtane Verna

Includes bibliographical references.

ANA REWAKOWICZ

$29.95 Can./U.S. (24 euros)

Paperback, 8.5 x 8.5 in./ 100 pp 48 col. ill

(English/French, Anglais/ français).
ISBN 978-0-9780364-0-9

© Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, Craig Buckley, Meredith Carruthers, Cynthia Imogen Hammond, Gaëtane Verna

PUBLISHED BY: Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University
Direction : Gaëtane Verna
Coordination: Vicky Chainey Gagnon
French translation: Gérard Boulad
French proofreading: Marie-Josée Arcand,
English Copyediting: Donald Pistolesi
English proofreading: Jane Jackel
Graphic Design: Associés Libres Design
Printing: Marquis Imprimeur inc.
Distribution: Edipresse
Cover: Goosebumps Pillow, 1999, fabric, paint
Legal Deposit: National Library of Canada, 2nd quarter, 2007

Printed in Canada

Ana Rewakowicz, a multidisciplinary artist born in Poland of Ukrainian parents, has been living in Canada since 1988. This first monograph on her work explores her questioning of identity as expressed through clothing and habitation. In contrast to the stable mass of monumental sculpture and architecture, her costumes and structures are an air-filled, mobile art form concerned with places and the people that activate them. Incorporating materials such as rubber, polyurethane, reversible foil, fans and solar panels, Rewakowicz harnesses technology to build intimate public experiences and fashions based on function and traveling interiors. Just as the artist has lived her own personal diaspora, her art crosses into many disciplines including invention, design, performance and relationism. In English and French.

Epistrophe: wall paintings

Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, March 17-April 24, 2004.

Text: M. NourbeSe Phillips, Franklin Sirman, Gaëtane Verna

Includes bibliographical references.

EPISTROPHE: WALL PAINTINGS / BY DENYSE THOMASOS

Prix Grafika 2007 catégorie: médias imprimés/catalogue d'exposition.

$29.95 Can./U.S. (24 euros)

Paperback, 7.5 x 9.5 in./ 88 pp 55 ill (43 col) (English/Anglais).
ISBN 0-9736674-6-X

© Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, M. NourbeSe Philip, Franklin Sirmans, Gaëtane Verna

PUBLISHED BY: Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University
Coordination: Gaëtane Verna
Copyediting and Proofreading: Donald Pistolesi
Graphic Design: Atelier Chinotto
Printing: Litho Acme
Distribution: Edipresse
Legal Deposit: National Library of Canada, 2nd quarter, 2006

Printed in Canada

This catalogue documents two remarkable, room-sized wall paintings created by Denyse Thomasos in 2004. Tracking: Thirty Years in Canada, Thirty Years in Trinidad, appeared in the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, Quebec, and Tracking: Bombings, Wars & Genocide - A Six Months’ Journey from New York to China, Vietnam, Cambodia & Indonesia was on view at Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery, Nova Scotia.

Denyse Thomasos, is a painter working in the tradition of non figurative painting. Her works both conceptually and aesthetically might seem to merely reference modernist painting, yet they encompass underlying figurative signs of recurring architectural structures which combined with spatial depth and her cultural heritage create a symphony of colours and movement that cast a revealing light on human experience. (Gaëtane Verna)

Conversations adru: Irene F. Whittome

Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, May 12-June 26, 2004.

Text: Laurier Lacroix

Additional Text: Gentiane Bélanger, Gaëtane Verna

Includes bibliographical references.

CONVERSATIONS ADRU : IRENE F. WHITTOME

AppliedArts 2006 Design Award catégorie : Complete Book Design - Single.

$34.95 Can./U.S. (28 euros)

Paperback, 20.3 x 25.4 cm./ 110pp 29 ill (17 col)
(English/French, Anglais/ français).
ISBN 0-9736674-4-3

© Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, Gentiane Bélanger, Laurier Lacroix, Gaëtane Verna, Irene F. Whittome

PUBLISHED BY: Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University
Coordination: Gaëtane Verna
Révision linguistique: Céline Arcand, Gérard Boulad
Copyediting and Proofreading: Donald Pistolesi, Jane Jackel
Translation: Marie-Josée Arcand
Graphic Design: Annie Lachapelle, Atelier Chinotto
Printing: Litho Acme
Distribution: Edipresse
Cover: Adru nº 3, 2002
Legal Deposit: National Library of Canada, 3rd quarter, 2005

Printed in Canada

Fascinated by three abandoned granite quarries in Quebec's Eastern Townships, Whittome developed a multidisciplinary project of intriguing scope. Assembling a team that included an art historian and an ethnolinguist, she explored and documented the quarry area and its concomitant socioeconomy. This publication presents the fruit of Whittome's exploration of the quarries' history and culture, an interest that resulted in their purchase as a site for teaching and research.

A multidisciplinary artist, Whittome is recognized for the rigour of the architectural structures that characterize her work. Conversations Adru, a multimedia installation of sculpture, photography, artifacts and electro-acoustic soundtrack of sounds captured from the site, is a richly evocative meditation on time and its transcendence. In English and French.

Beyond Words

catalogue September 15 – October 30, 2004

BEYOND WORDS

Texts: Vicky Chainey Gagnon, Zoë Chan, Ingrid Jenkner, Gaëtane Verna

$17.00 (14 euros) Paperback, 24 cm x 19 cm
56 pgs/black and white & colour
ISBN 1-894518-18-7

© 2004 Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, MSVU Art Gallery/Galerie d’art de l’Université Bishop’s, Galerie d’art de l’Université Mount Saint Vincent

PUBLISHED BY: Art Gallery of Bishop’s University, MSVU Art Gallery
English Translation and Editing: Mimi Fautley
French Translation and Editing: Gérard Boulad
Design: Robert Tombs with April Britski
Printing: The Lowe-Martin Group

Are visual artists who jam the written word simply avenging themselves on the writers who torment them with art speak? Probably. But the opposite may be equally true: that artists who work with language want to understand it in new ways. Canadian artists function in a political environment where the designation of two official languages alongside numerous unofficial ones makes linguistic official-ness as much an issue as its officiousness. The project of Beyond Words is to consider what might be learned from contemporary art that bids us to look at – instead of through – language.