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Rethinking Mythos: A Mid-Career Retrospective of Neil Tetkowski

This 92 page catalogue features a comprehensive chronology of Neil Tetkowski’s career, over 80 images of his work spanning from the late 1970s to the present, as well as essays by Christian Bernard Singer, Glen R. Brown, Sheila McMath and Robert C. Morgan.

The publication of this catalogue has been made possible by a generous donation from Diana Reitberger.

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Julie Oakes: Swounds
Julie Oakes: Swounds is an exhibition about the fragility and individuality of life. Comprising of seven installations in glass and ceramic, and complemented by additional sculptures and works on paper, Swounds took three years to make and the results are absolutely spectacular. Dramatic, poignant, beautiful and affirming an impassioned message to really live life; Swounds really delivers!

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GLASS FACTOR: Luminaries in the Canadian Art Scene
The exhibition presents works by Brad Copping, Laura Donefer, Susan Edgerley, Alfred Engerer, Irene Frolic, Catherine Hibbits, David James, Michèle Lapointe, Lou Lynn, Francis Muscat, Susan Rankin, Donald Robertson, John Paul Robinson, Tyler Rock, Karl Schantz, Orest Tataryn, Ione Thorkelsson, and Koen Vanderstukken. Additional works by Daniel Crichton, Lisette Lemieux, Kevin Lockau, Peter Powning, Tim Whiten, and others were also presented thanks to the Gallery’s growing Permanent Collection.

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LUCID DREAMING, by acclaimed local artist Bruce Taylor, is inspired by children’s toys and computer games. Taylor’s latest series of large-scale ceramic sculptures use the crucible as a metaphor for self-definition and realization on personal, community, and societal levels. These works also reference the impersonal ideals of contemporary industrial efficiency while looking back to Victorian-era machinery that was built to last yet was ornamented with such details as lion’s feet. Bruce Taylor is a Professor of Fine Art at the University of Waterloo and an award winning artist whose many honours and recognitions include the Canada Council’s Joseph S. Stauffer Prize, the Prix d’Excellence at the National Biennial of Ceramics in Trois-Rivières, and the Grand Prize at the 1989 International Ceramics Exhibition in Mino Japan. Exhibiting internationally, in 2004, he represented Canada at the International Olympic Park of Ceramics and Sculpture in Athens. His work can be found in some of the finest ceramic museum collections world-wide.

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BROKEN … BUT STILL STANDING
Throughout the ages, there has been a legacy of representing women and motherhood as an iconographic image of “Women as Vessel.” Usually symbolizing such ‘ideals’ as fertility, purity, and the nurturing caregiver, these representations were positioned as eternal yet lacked any human experiential dimension. In BROKEN … BUT STILL STANDING, the sculptures by Louise Pentz take us into a world of contradictions where mothering is a deeply personal journey full of on-going learning, teaching, and transformation. Here, women are the vessels of personal identity and experience and our mothers’ legacies of strength, endurance, and faith continue to inspire and guide.

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ANNIE E. BROWN: IN MEMORY is an exploration of past and present intersections; of mourning, loss, and meaning. How do we understand death and in what way is it different or similar from generations past? How can we mark and honour the passage of those we love; to remember them with a sense of love more than loss.?Have we misplaced an honest understanding of grief and acknowledgement of death as being an inevitable part of our existence as expressed by our ancestors? Do we need to challenge our response to death as a part of life in contemporary times? Does it make a difference to how we live our lives if we don’t deny the inevitability of what waits for us all? What are the spiritual lessons we learn from celebrating a life by acknowledging its passing?? Contemporary work created specifically for this exhibition along with historical materials and artefacts will shed light on our living relationships to the past and to death, using a “true” ghost story involving a Victorian woman named Annie E. Brown as inspiration. The artists in this exhibit create works dealing with memories, cycles of life and understanding, and passages that document the intuitive and conscious journey through life to death.

 

Featuring work by: Laura Donefer, Karina Guevin, Paul Stankard, Catherine Vamvakas Lay and Tim Whiten
Curated by Virginia Eichhorn, Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery
Essays by Virginia Eichhorn and Rhona Wenger, Director, The Grimsby Public Art Gallery
Catalogues now available at: Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery (Waterloo), The Grimsby Public Art Gallery (Grimsby), Agnes Jameson Gallery (Minden).
36pp w. col ill. 8” x 8” softcover ISBN 978-0-09784886-2-8
$20.00 Can/$18.00 USD plus shipping + tax

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ORNAMENTA
Artist: Lyndal Osborne
Co-curators: Virginia Eichhorn & Linda Jansma
For almost four decades, Lyndal Osborne has collected, ordered, classified and studied the world around her. She collects shells, seeds, plants, rocks and other materials from the natural world as well as fabricated items such as discarded wires, computer remnants, and industrial discards. The (re)ordering that Osborne establishes is based within the realm of the personal yet achieves a vast and great resonance. This publication presents two significant works, Garden and Archipelago and is the fruit of a collaboration with several exhibiting galleries. Two essays elucidate the artist’s concerns about the interaction of biotechnology with the land and related issues. Born in Australia in 1940, Osborne has lived in Canada for many years and has exhibited throughout the country.

Catalogue available at: The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (Oshawa), the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery (Waterloo), Penticton Art Gallery (Penticton), Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery (Moose Jaw), Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre (Medicine Hat). (06/08) 48 pp 16 col. ill. 10.5 x 8.5 softcover ISBN 978-0-921500-93-3. Distributed by ABC: Art Books Canada.
$15.00 Can./ $19.95 U.S./ 12 euros) plus shipping + tax.

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GLORY BOY
Artist: Ted Goodden
On the surface, Ted Goodden’s book, Glory Boy, reads like a cautionary tale. It is the simple story of a “do-nothing” boy and the fate that befalls him. Yet it also possesses a more protean quality that touches each reader individually.
Gert, the 12-year old protagonist, is at odds with his mother and father. He is a daydreamer, always in trouble, not for anything he’s done but on account of all the things he doesn’t do. Gert appreciates the glory in the natural world around him. His parents, on the other hand, work and worry, and are generally at odds with what to do with such a boy.

Prematurely thrust out into the world, Gert happily retreats into the forest, a place where everything he needs is there for the taking. Ultimately, however, he falls prey to the harsh realities of winter. As Goodden points out, “reality bites, sooner, or later.” Cold, hungry, and alone, Gert follows tracks in the snow to find comfort. He meets Anna: spinner, weaver, and alchemist, and is seduced by her talents. Anna, in return, recognizes Gert’s ability to see glory. Gert becomes useful, but tips the scales, beyond purpose, into obsession.
Available at: The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Oxford Books – Mandala Book Shop – The Last Word – New Millennium. Printed in Canada by The Aylmer Express Ltd., Fine Print Division. Photographs by Walter Eldridge, John Tamblyn and Roland Schubert. Back cover photo by John Simmons. ISBN 0-9689835-0-2. Distributed By Hushion House
$20.00 Can./U.S. (16 euros) plus shipping + tax.

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BOREAL BAROQUE
Artist: Mary Anne Barkhouse
Barkhouse’s sculptural work examines environmental concerns and indigenous culture through the use of animal imagery.

Catalogue available at: Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Thames Art Gallery, Gallery Stratford, Art Gallery of Sudbury. Curator: Linda Jansma. 64 pp 16 col. ill. 9 x 7 in softcover ISBN: 978-0-921500-85-8.
$20.00 Can./U.S. (16 euros) plus shipping + tax

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CHICAGO IN GLASS
Artist: Judy Chicago
A full catalogue with essay by David Revere McFadden, Chief Curator of the Museum of Art and Design in New York,. This survey demonstrates her tremendous versatility, technical brilliance and creative inventiveness qualities that make her one of the most exciting artists of today.
$10.00 plus shipping + tax

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JOSEPH HUBBARD: 25 years 0f Provocative Questions
Artists: Joseph Hubbard
Essays by Virginia Eichhorn, Gil McElroy
20 pages in full colour8.5 inches by 11 inches
$10.00 plus shipping + tax

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ASPECTS & EXCESS
Artist: Shary Boyle
Shary Boyle has been creating works for several years now that are disturbing, compelling ad beautiful. A Toronto-based multimedia artist, Boyle works concurrently in drawing, painting, sculpture, performance and installation. She uses images and imagery of childhood and adolescence, exploring issues of power, gender, sexuality and dysfunction.

The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery. Curator: Virginia Eichhorn, Curator. 22 pp 12 col. ill. 8 x 7.5 in softcover ISBN: 978-0-9784886-I-I.

$15.00 Can. plus shipping + tax

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STUMBLING HOME FROM BANFF
Artists: Stuart Reid
Essays by Virginia Eichhorn & Donald Brackett
48 pages in full colour8.25 inches by 11.5 inches
$10.00 plus shipping + tax

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VISIONS OF OUR GALAXY
Artist: Josh Simpson
Essay by Virginia Eichhorn
24 pages in full colour
5.25 x 7 inches
$10.00 plus shipping + tax

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CERAMIC WORK FROM RANKIN INLET
Artists:Roger Aksadjuak, Pierre Aupilardjuk, John Kurok, Yvo Samgushak, Lucy Sanertanut,Jack Nuviak and Leo Napayok
Essay by Virginia Eichhorn and Jim Shirley
33 pages in full colour
8.75 x 8.75 inches
$15.00 plus shipping+ tax

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…AS IT IS…
Artists: Tim Whiten
Essay by Virginia Eichhorn, Curator
20 pages in full colour
5.5 inches by 7 inches
10.00 plus shipping + tax
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FRAGILE NATURE
Artists: Brent Bukowski and Kathryn Ward
Essay by Virginia Eichhorn
15 pages, colour(cover different than shown)7.5 ” x 10?
$12.00 plus shipping + tax

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WHEEL OF TIME: Historical & Contemporary Buddhist Art & Artefacts
Artist: Alex Hui Man Yeung and many historical unknown artists/artisans and two sand painters Venerables Tenzin Thutop and Lobsang Gyaltsen
Essay by Virginia Eichhorn
48 pages in full colour
5.5 inches by 7 inches
$15.00 plus shipping + tax

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TESSELLATED ANAMNESIS
Patterns for Unforgetting
Artists: Christian Bernard Singer
New Work by Christian Bernard Singer
Essay by Virginia Eichhorn, Curator
16 pages in full colour
8.5 inches by 11 inches
$10.00 plus shipping + tax
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IT’S ALL RELATIVE
Artists: Carl Beam, Ann Beam and Anong Migwans Beam
Essay by Virginia Eichhorn
14 pages full colour
9 inches by 9 inches
$15.00 plus shipping + tax