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Contemporary Art Gallery

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Vancouver, Canada
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petit genres bundle



A series of three publications that used the petit genres of landscape, still life and portraiture to reflect programming at the Contemporary Art Gallery which framed tendencies in contemporary art.

LANDSCAPE features contributing writers such as Michael Turner and Jenifer Papararo, as well as interviews between Tim Gardner and Stephen Waddell; and BGL and Adrian Blackwell. It includes the exhibitions; BGL, Tim Gardner and Sentimental Journey.

PORTRAIT features texts by curator Glenn Alteen, film theorist Lisa Coulthard, art historian Gill Perry and cultural theorist Helma Sawatzky as well as a text by CAG curator Jenifer Papararo and an interview with artist Elizabeth Zvonar. It includes the CAG exhibitions, Playing Homage, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Neo-Native Drawings and Other Works, Elizabeth Zvonar: On Time and Face Up.

STILL LIFE was published in conjunction with the exhibition Triumphant Carrot: The Persistence of Still Life, and contains essays by Evan Lee, Jenifer Papararo and Trevor Mahovsky. Jenifer Papararo looks at the continued relevance of this genre and its relation to the development of the avant-garde. Also included are texts by two of the artists in the exhibition. Trevor Mahovsky draws parallels between recent theoretical interests in the everyday and the value of still life; and Evan Lee uses the dollar store to discuss the complex relations between the consumption of objects and what a still life represents.

All published by the Contemporary Art Gallery in 2010.


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