Alison Norlen: Luna

Alison Norlen: Luna

The gallery has published a beautifully illustrated 64 page softcover book that documents Alison Norlen’s exhibition, Luna. The publication includes thoughtful essays by Troy Gronsdahl, exhibition curator Shauna McCabe, and London-based academic and curator Gilda Williams.

Alison Norlen maintains a rigorous studio practice, presenting her work nationally and internationally, while making important contributions to the local arts community as a volunteer, mentor, board member, and since 1999, as a distinguished professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Saskatchewan. Her work is held in many public collections, including the Mendel Art Gallery’s, and we were pleased to acquire several new pieces from this exhibition.

Full colour, 60 pp., $20
ISBN: 978-1-896359-82-3
Distributed by ABC Art Books Canada.
Available in the Gallery Shop and


An Art at the Mercy of Light: Recent Works by Eli Bornstein

An Art at the Mercy of Light is an exploration of structure, colour, space, and light through the work of Eli Bornstein. Maintaining an active studio practice for more than five decades, Bornstein is recognized internationally for his work with abstract reliefs. Over the course of his career, his works have progressed in complexity and the reliefs exhibit subtle shifts in colour under changing light conditions.

This monograph contextualizes the artist’s latest works in relation to both early Modernist movements and the current revival of perceptual and experiential art, while also calling attention to Bornstein’s achievement as editor and publisher of Canada’s longest-running art journal, The Structurist (1960-2010). The publication includes texts by exhibition curator, Oliver Botar, Canadian artist and writer, Rodney LaTourelle, and excerpts from Bornstein’s personal journals.

Full colour, 60 pp., $20
The Mendel Art Gallery (12/2013)
ISBN 978-1-896359-83-0
Distributed by ABC Art Books Canada.
Available in the Gallery Shop and

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Ruth Cuthand: Back Talk Works 1983 – 2009

This catalogue, written in English and Cree, documents a recent retrospective exhibition by Ruth Cuthand. It was shortlisted for the 2013 Saskatchewan Book Awards. Back Talk is a comprehensive, mid-career retrospective of one of Saskatchewan’s most significant contemporary artists. For more than 30 years, Cuthand has been challenging mainstream perspectives on colonialism and the relationships between “settlers” and Natives. Her practice is characterized by political invective, humour, and a deliberate crudeness of style. In contrast is her meticulously crafted suite of 12 award-winning beadworks, the Trading series. These works depict, on a cellular level, the diseases that ravished First Nations upon European contact. Co-published with Tribe Inc. Curator Jen Budney. Contributors Joan Borsa, Lee-Ann Martin, Gerald McMaster, and Jen Budney. Forward Vincent J. Varga and Lori Blondeau. Editor Jen Budney. Copy Editor Richard Swain. Design Robin Mitchell Cranfield for Hundreds & Thousands. Photography Donald Roach for the Mendel Art Gallery, Don Hall, Troy Mamer. Cree translation Stan Cuthand, Guy Albert, Neal McLeod (coordinator), Randy Morin, Nail Sapp, Celeste TooToosis and miywasin ink (Arok Wlovengrey and Jean Okimasis). Printing Hemlock Printers.

Full colour, 144 pp., $24
Mendel Art Gallery, 2012
ISBN 978-1-896359-77-9
Distributed by ABC Art Books Canada.
Available in the Gallery Shop and

names of things-EPUBLICATION

The names of things: Terry Billings, Zachari Logan, and Stacia Verigin

Our understanding of nature is a tangle of historical perspectives, personal experience, public and private interests. The names of things aims to tease out some of these issues through the poignant, humorous, and imaginative artworks of three Saskatoon artists. e-publication. 12 pages. Curator Troy Gronsdahl. Essay Troy Gronsdahl. Design Lindsey Rewuski. Photography Troy Mamer.

Download the e-publication for the exhibition here.

Full colour, 12 pp., e-publication
Mendel Art Gallery, 2012



This e-publication reflects a strange, imaginative world of fantasy reminding us about childhood fascinations. Presented through contemporary sculpture, installation, video, and painting. Curator Sandra Fraser. Artists Joseph Anderson, Fiona Kinsella, Joanne Lyons. Essay Sandra Fraser. Design Lindsey Rewuski.

Download the e-publication for the exhibition here.

Full colour, 10 pp., e-publication
Mendel Art Gallery, 2012

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Courtney Milne: The Pool Project

The Pool Project, Courtney Milne’s first solo exhibition at the Mendel Art Gallery, featured more than 40 of his stunning colour photographs of the surface of his outdoor swimming pool. The images, captured between 2000 and 2010, are complemented by quotations from local and international celebrities. These contributors reflect on the qualities of water, light, spirit and devotion in the photographs. 72 pages. Curator Jen Budney. Editor Jen Budney. Essays Thomas Moore and Sherrill Miller. Forward Vincent J. Varga and Jen Budney. Photography Courtney Milne. Design Betsy Rosenwald. Printed by Friesens.

Full colour, 72 pp., $49.95
Mendel Art Gallery, 2011
ISBN 978-1-896359-78-6
Distributed by ABC Art Books Canada.
Available in the Gallery Shop and

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