Carvings and Commerce: Model Totem Poles 1880-2010 traces the history of model totem poles from the end of the 19th century to the present. This ground-breaking hardcover book, containing more than 300 illustrations, documents the exhibition presented at the Mendel Art Gallery in 2010 and shares it with a wider audience. Exhibition curators and authors, Michael D. Hall and Pat Glascock, join internationally recognized scholars and artists, Aldona Jonaitis, Robert Davidson, Charlotte Townsend-Gault, Kate Duncan, Aaron Glass, and Christopher Smith, to examine the issues of politics, cultural identity, tradition and economics that have shaped the evolution of the model totem pole for over 130 years. Carvings and Commerce is the first comprehensive publication to consider the model totem pole with such breadth of research and insight.
The catalogue is available for purchase in the Gallery Shop at the Mendel Art Gallery.
Full colour, 223 pp., $60.00
Mendel Art Gallery in association with University of Washington Press, 2011
Essay by Mary Longman
Introduction by Jen Budney, Foreword by Vincent J. Varga
Transposing Perspectives documents well known Canadian (Saultaux) artist Mary Longman’s eight large-scale lenticular photographs presented at the Mendel Art Gallery in the fall of 2009 in the exhibition Mary Longman: New Work. The works are revisionist histories, images designed to correct, refine, and reinterpret the entrenched narratives and icons of Canadian history, and the history of colonialism in the Americas. The catalogue is a record of the exhibition and also a vehicle for a detailed essay by the artist, which is presented to provide further information on issues of representation of Aboriginal people, the biographies of important Aboriginal figures in modern Canadian history, and the history of colonialism in the Americas. Her text is a deliberate counter-narrative, at times polemical, and rooted in her personal and political experiences as an Aboriginal woman from Saskatchewan.
Full colour, 44 pp., $15.00
Mendel Art Gallery, 2011
The accompanying book-length catalogue, written in English and translated into French, is a lavishly illustrated account of Perehudoff’s career. It is the most comprehensive overview to date of the artist’s early work in conjunction with his later abstract paintings. The catalogue contains essays by Karen Wilkin, Roald Nasgaard, and Robert Christie. The catalogue is available for purchase in the Gallery Shop at the Mendel Art Gallery.
James Henderson: Wicite Owapi Wicasa, the man who paints the old men, documents the first thoroughly researched retrospective of works by the artist and is available for purchase at the Gallery Shop. The 223-page book, priced at $60, traces Henderson’s life and times, and is lavishly illustrated with the artist’s portraits and landscape paintings. Please direct all purchase inquiries to the Gallery Shop at (306) 975 7616.
Exhibited at the Mendel Art Gallery from January 22 to April 4, 2010, Through and Through and Through features recent work by the Saskatoon artist, Marie Lannoo, that extends her exploration of abstraction utilizing light, colour and perception. The full-colour 32 page publication accompanying this exhibition includes a 3000 word essay by noted art historian Roald Nasgaard.
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