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Dorset Seen (Out of print)
Sandra Dyck and Leslie Boyd

DorsetSeen.jpgspacerDorset Seen looks at how 20 Kinngait artists, past and present, have represented their lives and community over the last sixty years. Featuring 48 drawings and 22 sculptures, this superbly illustrated publication does not focus exclusively on the contemporary, nor does it equate earlier artists with ideas of “tradition.” Kinngait’s artists have always been inspired by their everyday lives, regardless of aesthetic conventions or market pressures. The artists tackle Christianity and colonialism, the Hudson Bay Company and the RCMP, family and sport, architecture and community development, technology and transport, alcoholism and suicide. An essay is accompanied by interviews with artists Tim Pitsiulak and Ningiukulu Teevee.The artists featured: Kiugak Ashoona, Shuvinai Ashoona, Etidlooie Etidlooie, Isaci Etidloi, Qavavau Manumie, Ohotaq Mikkigak, Jamasie Pitseolak, Mark Pitseolak, Tim Pitsiulak, Annie Pootoogook, Itee Pootoogook, Kananginak Pootoogook, Napachie Pootoogook, Paulassie Pootoogook, Pudlo Pudlat, Kellypalik Qimirpik, Ningeokuluk Teevee, Jutai Toonoo, Samonie Toonoo, Ovilu Tunnillie. Sandra Dyck is Director of the Carleton University Art Gallery and author of numerous exhibition catalogues, notably on Shuvinai Ashoona. Leslie Boyd is Project Coordinator at the Inuit Art Foundation. Earlier positions included Director of Marketing for West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative in Cape Dorset.

Carleton University Art Gallery (07/2017) 144 pp 68 col. ill. 10 x 8 in softcover   9780770905736   $20.00 (Out of print)

Mathew Reichertz: Garbage

Robin Metcalfe and Benjamin Woo

Garbage.jpgspacerGarbage is a series of architectural-scale paintings by Mathew Reichertz that transform the art gallery into a comic book. Taken together the paintings tell the story of neighbours in Halifax’s North End and a mysterious couch that shows up one morning on the narrator’s front curb.

Carleton University Art Gallery (05/2016) 48 pp 20 col. ill. 10 x 8 in softcover   9781772620085   $20.00 Can. $20.00 U.S.

Samuel Roy-Bois: Not A New World, Just An Old Trick

Adrian Blackwell and Kathleen Ritter

SRB.jpgspacerConcerned with the conceptual and physical definitions of space, Samuel Roy-Bois questions the boundaries between art and exhibition spaces, critique and seduction, and private and public realms. His works, largely installations, are as much about the spaces outside the structures as those they enclose and communicate complex ideas and experiences.

Carleton University Art Gallery (12/2015) 106 pp 80 col. ill. 10.5 x 9 in hardcover   9780986858154   $25.00 Can. $28.00 U.S.

Akram Zaatari: All Is Well

Vicky Moufawad-Paul and Judith Rodenbeck

/AkramZaatari.jpgspacerAkram Zaatari has emerged as one of the most prominent commentators on photography in the Middle East. Through film, video and photography, he explores the precarious status of archives in times of war, as well as their discursive limits as narrators of Lebanon’s history. His investigations make us witnesses to powerful accounts of a period marked by the violence and disorientation of the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990).

Carleton University Art Gallery (03/2015) 64 pp col ill. 9.25 x 7 in hardcover   9781553394020   $22.00 Can $26.00 U.S.

Y & G #12 (curtain walls)

Diana Nemiroff and George Baird

YG.jpgspacerThe artistic practice of Daniel Young and Christian Giroux exists at the intersection of art and architecture. This publication brings together for the first time three sculptures (Coaptation, Chagrin, and Eunoia) and a film (Camera Tracking a Spiral Drawn Between the Two Curved Towers of Viljo Revell’s Toronto City Hall). The common theme throughout is the glass curtain wall.

Carleton University Art Gallery (04/2014)  108 pp 60 col. ill. 11.5 x 8 in hardcover   9780770905750  $30.00 Can. $35.00 U.S.

Leslie Reid: A Darkening Vision

Diana Nemiroff with a foreword by Sandra Dyck

reid.jpgspacerThis thoroughly illustrated monograph traces the 30-year evolution of the Canadian painter’s treatment of light and space, revealing that although Reid’s extraordinarily subtle landscapes are grounded in observation, their objectivity is underpinned by the preliminary photographs that allow her to contemplate at a remove the sensations and emotions evoked by place.

Carleton University Art Gallery (07/2013) 80 pp 40 col.ill. 9.25 x 12 in hardcover  978-0-7709-0567-5  $30.00 Can. $36.00 U.S.

Erin Shirreff
Jan Allen, Sandra Dyck, and Jenifer Papararo

shirreff.jpgspacerEngaging with various media, with works in video, photography and sculpture, the artist riffs on the traditions of Modernism and Conceptualism to interrogate time and materiality.

Carleton University Art Gallery (04/2013) 78 pp 48 col. ill. 11.5 x 9.5 in hardcover   978-1-897302-59-0   $30.00 Can. $35.00 U.S.

Milutin Gubash
Sylvain Campeau, Sandra Dyck, Annie Gauthier, Katarina Gubash, Marie-Claude Landry, Shirley Madill, Crystal Mowry, and Mathilde Roman
gubash.jpgspacerThis first monograph examines the overlap of history, humour and authenticity found in his multifaceted practice. Often cast as the lead alongside his family and friends, Gubash employs narrative to blur the boundaries between real, lived lives and the people that we wish we were. Major projects featured include Which Way to the Bastille?, which recounts the story of his father’s life in, and escape from, communist Yugoslavia. In English and French.

Carleton University Art Gallery  (07/2013)  192 pp 80 col. ill. 11 x 8 in  hardcover  978-1-897543-19-1  $40.00 Can. $45.00 U.S.

Photomontage Between the Wars 1918-1939

Adrian Sudhalter and Deborah Roldán

CUB.jpegspacer.gifThe extensive range of posters, collages, maquettes, postcards, magazines, and books featured in this exhibition catalogue attests to the enormous influence of photomontage in politics, social protest, and advertising, while also demonstrating the popularity of the technique among avant-garde artists during these two decades.

Carleton University Art Gallery (10/2012) 184 pp 80 ill. (col & bw) 11.5 x 9 in softcover  978-84-7075-597-2   $26.00 Can. $29.00 U.S.

Jocelyne Alloucherie : Climates / Climats

Diana Nemiroff, Johanne Sloan, Jocelyne Alloucherie

alloucherie.gifspacer.gif Blurring the boundaries between drawing, photography, sculpture, and architecture, Montreal artist Jocelyne Alloucherie explores the mythic dimensions of space as it is experienced in memory and the imagination.
Dans sa nouvelle série, Jocelyne Alloucherie, artiste montréalaise, crée un « imaginaire du Nord » qui allie photos et dessins, sculptures et éléments d’architecture, pour présenter une sorte de quintessence de lieux indéfinissables.

Carleton University Art Gallery (09/2012) 80 pp 40 col. ill. 9.5 x 6.5 in softcover / souple  978-0-7709-0555-2  $25.00 Can. $29.00 U.S.

Making the News in 18th-Century France
Stéphane Roy

makingthenews.jpegspacer.gifLong before the Internet and the advent of social media, even before the invention of photography, prints were the main source of visual information. This was particularly significant in eighteenth-century France, where the dramatic rise in production and the rapid dissemination of prints played a key role in the creation of modern political culture: prints helped people grasp the essence and significance of newsworthy events both near and far.

Carleton University Art Gallery (12/2012) 84 pp 36 ill. 11 x 8 in softcover  978-0-7709-0554-5  $25.00 Can. $29.00 U.S.

Conversation Pieces: African Textiles from Barbara and Bill McCann's Collection 

Catherine Hale, Pius Adesanmi and Barbara McCann

conversationpieces.gifspacer.gifThis well-illustrated publication explores the vital role played by conversation and communication in the acquisition, appreciation, and exhibition of this extensive private collection.

Carleton University Art Gallery (09/2011) 68 pp 40 col. ill. 10 x 8 in softcover 978-0-7709-0544-6   $25.00 Can. $30.00 U.S.

Nadia Myre: Encounters
(out of print)
Sandra Dyck, Amanda Jane Graham, Édith-Anne Pageot & Colette Tougas
nadiamyre.gifspacer.gifNadia Myre is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores themes of language, culture and memory and who sources the culture of her Algonquin ancestors as a way of confronting contemporary realities. In English and French.

Carleton University Art Gallery (April 2011) 96 pp 30 col. ill. 10.5 x 9.5 in softcover  978-2-92324-304-7  $45.00 Can. $50.00 U.S. (OP)

Justin Wonnacott: I Remember and I Forget

Lilly Koltun
wonnacott.gifspacer.gifJustin Wonnacott’s photographs depict fish caught and farmed around the world, but purchased at his neighbourhood grocery store. These luminous portraits are marked by great attention to staging, lighting and props.

Carleton University Art Gallery (12/2010) 48 pp 24 col. ill. 9 x 6.5 in hardcover  978-0-7709-0542-2  $20.00 Can. $23.95 U.S.

Frank Shebageget: Light Industry
Sandra Dyck

lightindustry.gifspacer.gifOjibway artist Frank Shebageget was born and raised in Upsala, northwest of Lake Superior. As an installation artist, his work reflects his continued interest in the geography of the Canadian Shield and the aesthetic qualities of everyday materials.

Carleton University Art Gallery (12/2010) 32 pp 14 col. ill. 9.5 x 6.5 in softcover   978-0-7709-0541-5  $12.00 Can. $14.95 U.S.

Carol Wainio: The Book
Donald Beecher & Randy Innes

wainio.gifspacer.gifDrawing on rich and varied sources such as 19th-century French illustrator J.J. Grandville and folktales such as Puss in Boots, Wainio explores the narrative power of fairy tale illustrations.

Carleton University Art Gallery (09/2010) 84 pp 29 col. ill. 9 x 10.5 in hardcover  978-0-7709-0540-8  $30.00 Can. $35.00 U.S.


Construction Work: Josée Dubeau, Lorraine Gilbert & Jinny Yu
Petra Halkes
Constructionwork.gifspacer.gifAlthough the three Canadian artists work in different media, this publication documents a shared passion for ideas of space, place, and the built environment.

Carleton University Art Gallery (03/2010) 56 pp col. ill. 9 x 6 in hardcover 978-0-7709-0537-8 $25.00 Can. $30.00 U.S.

Michèle Provost: Selling Out 
Sandra Dyck

sellingout.gifspacer.gifProvost’s reflection on the tensions between art and consumer culture is even more striking due to one of her chosen mediums: embroidery.

Carleton University Art Gallery (01/2010) 58 pp col. ill. 9 x 6 in hardcover 978-0-7709-0539-2 $25.00 Can. $27.95 U.S.


Sanattiaqsimajut: Inuit Art from the Carleton University Art Gallery Collection
Sandra Dyck, Ingo Hessel et al
sanattiaqsimajut.gifspacer.gifOttawa’s Carleton University Art Gallery holds one of the richest Inuit art collections in the country. This profusely illustrated hardcover publication features over 100 works - each one reproduced in fill colour - ranging from sculpture to drawings and prints, all of which are “Sanattiaqsimajut”, or “things that are finely made”. Two major essays discussing the history of the collection and its many narrative threads are accompanied by thirty-three individual texts that take distinctive thematic, biographical and formal approaches.

Carleton University Art Gallery (12/2009) 232 pp 125 col. ill. 11 x 9 in hardcover 978-0-7709-0533-0 $60.00 Can. $68.00 U.S.

Howie Tsui’s Horror Fables

Emily Falvey

This first monograph on the work of Howie Tsui documents a multi-media exhibition centered upon his large-scale drawings and wall paintings. Presented in the form of Ming Dynasty scrolls, the work is informed by Asian ghost stories, Buddhist hell scrolls, Hong Kong vampire films and neo-conservative propaganda.

Carleton University Art Gallery (11/2009) 38 pp col. ill. 7 x 8 in softcover 978-0-7709-0532-3 $20.00 Can. $22.95 U.S.

Sandra Meigs: Strange Loop

Diana Nemiroff with Sandra Meigs

Meigs’s new paintings of architectural interiors are based on her studies of 19th-century Shingle Style mansions in Newport, Rhode Island. The drawings, however, shift our attention from architectural form to psychological content.

Carleton University Art Gallery (11/2009) 48 pp col. ill. 9 x 7 in softcover 978-0-7709-0534-7 $25.00 Can. $27.95 U.S.

Alexandre Castonguay & Mathieu Bouchard: Reverse Engineered / Rétro-ingénierie

Nicole Gingras

Alexandre Castonguay works in digital photography and computerized installation. Mathieu Bouchard is a digital arts engineer. Together they have created an interactive work developed from computer-aided silkscreen prints made in the 1970s by pioneers of the genre. In English and French.

Carleton University Art Gallery (07/2009) 68 pp 20 col. ill. 9 x 7.5 in softcover 978-0-7709-0531-6 $25.00 Can. $26.95 U.S.

Pascal Grandmaison: Le grand jour / Double Take
Sara Knelman & Diana Nemiroff

In videos and photographs, Grandmaison’s crisp minimalist aesthetic scrutinizes the beauty, form and limitations of his subjects. His video works are beautifully choreographed explorations of the boundaries between space and emotion, progress and history, and moving and still images.

Carleton University Art Gallery (02/2009) 164 pp col. ill. 10.5 x 7 in hardcover 978-0-7709-0524-8 $40.00 Can. $42.95 U.S.

Invention and Revival: The Colour Drypoints of David Milne and John Hartman
Rosemarie Tovell, Anne-Marie Ninacs, John Hartman & David Milne Jr

Upon his death in 1953 David Milne was hailed by art critic Clement Greenberg as one of the greatest artists of the time. Decades later, John Hartman was inspired to take up the technique and has produced a remarkable body of prints that shares much in common with Milne's oeuvre, in aesthetic, geographic, and spiritual terms.

Carleton University Art Gallery (11/2008) 144 pp 42 col. ill. 8.5 x 10.5 in hardcover 978-0-770905-26-2 $55.00 Can. $60.00 U.S.

A Pilgrim's Progress: The Life and Art of Gerald Trottier

Sandra Dyck

The life work of Gerald Trottier (1925 - 2004) could be considered as a journey over many landscapes: the body, the soul and the human condition. His passionate quest for knowledge is exhibited in the many mediums of which he was a prolific and powerful master: drawing, water and oil painting, print-making and sculpting.

Carleton University Art Gallery (09/2008) 114 pp 30 col. ill. 9 x 6 in hardcover 978-0-7709-0525-5 $30.00 Can. $32.95 U.S.

Anthem: Perspectives on Home and Native Land / Hymne : Points de vue sur la terre de nos aïeux

Ryan Rice

Artists from across Canada identify varying forms of nationhood that either serve or detract from the concept of a national accord. Each artist explores the discourse to include not only colonial histories, but also distinctive and multicultural liberties such as treaties, blood, languages, sexual orientation, faith, and oral traditions. The dynamic range of art works exhibited expose and accept the diverse forms of nationalism that exist across the country. In English and French.

Carelton University Art Gallery (02/2008) 64 pp col. ill. 11 x 9 in hardcover 978-0-7709-0519-4 $25.00 Can./U.S.

Damian Moppett : The Fall of the Damned / La chute des damnés
Diana Nemiroff & Melanie O'Brien

This monograph provides an opportunity for a closer look at the work of this protean photographer, filmmaker, painter, potter and sculptor whose works reference art of the past and present as well as popular culture, personal history and craft. In English and French.

Carleton University Art Gallery (10/2007) 96 pp 37 ill. (30 col). 10.5 x 8 in softcover 978-07709-0515-6 $35.00 Can./U.S.

Nichola Feldman-Kiss: Mean Body
Kim Sawchuck

In a practice defined by the artist as "an expanded performance of self-portraiture", Feldman-Kiss's current work has been generated by her posing for a three-dimensional whole body laser scanner.

Carelton University Art Gallery (03/2007) 48 pp 18 ill (10 col.) 8.5 x 6.5 in softcover 978-0-7709-0512-5 $25.00 Can./U.S.

Glenna Matoush: Requicken
Ryan Rice & John Grande

Ojibway artist Glenna Matoush was trained as a printmaker but now works primarily as a painter. Her expressionistic style moves fluidly between the figurative and the abstract and her work is informed directly by nature through the integration of birch bark, leaves, earth and stones into her work.

Carleton University Art Gallery (09/2006) 40 pp 18 col. ill. 9 x 7.5 softcover ISBN: 0-7709-0210-2 $20.00 Can./U.S.

The Epic of Qayaq: The Longest Story Ever Told By My People
Lela Kiana Oman

This is a splendid presentation of an ancient northern story cycle, brought to life by Lela Kiana Oman, who has been retelling and writing the legends of the Inupiat of the Kobuk Valley, Alaska, nearly all her adult life.

Carleton University Art Gallery (1995) 122 pp ill  8 x 9 in softcover  978-0-295975-31-3  $12.50

Anne Beam: Motherlines
Claudette Lauzon

Catalogue of an exhibition of prints incorporating the many symbols and icons of motherhood, ranging from traditional Christian and Chinese Buddhist and contemporary secular.

Carelton University Art Gallery (2003) 32 pp 6 col. ill.6.5x5 in 0770904866   $4.50

Robert Houle's Palisade
Michael Bell

Through the addition of digital graphic collages and historical documentation, Houle powerfully relates the colonial army's retaliation to these defeats: the systematic introduction of plagues, especially smallpox. Dyck's essay provides an interpretation of the work and its historical context.

Carleton University Art Gallery (2001) 42 pages, 12 col. ill., 8x9 in. 077090453X softcover   $10.00

Four Women Who Painted in the 1930s and 1940s.
Alicia Boutilier

In an effort to address the imbalance in Canadian art history, Boutilier focuses on women's art clubs in pre-war Toronto and specifically on the careers of Rody Kenny Courtice, Bobs Cogill Haworth, Yvonne McKague and Isabel McLaughlin.

Carleton University Art Gallery (1998) 61 p., 11 ill., 9x6 in 0770904548 $4.50

The Arctic Lithograph: Inuit Prints from the Collection of the Carleton University Art Gallery.
Jennifer Cartwright & Jessica Tomic-Bagshaw.

Cartwight provides a brief history of the introduction of graphic art into Canada's Arctic and Tomic-Bagshaw interviews master printmaker, Pitseolak Niviaqsi.

Carleton University Art Gallery (1998) 23 p., 8 ill., 9x6 in 0770904483 $4.50

Making Art Work in Cape Dorset
Shannon Bagg.

A look at the influence marketing and the spectacular commercial success has had on the style and character of Inuit art.

Carleton University Art Gallery (1997) 44 p., 23 ill., 0770904289  $4.50

Qiviuq: A Legend in Art
Jennifer Gibson

The essay presents a sequence of the Qiviuq stories of the Canadian north as a complement to the works in the exhibition of Inuit prints and sculpture from several Arctic communities.

Carleton University Art Gallery. (1996) 58 p., 10 ill., 9 x 6 in 0770903959 $4.50

Kanata: Robert Houle's Histories

Michael Bell

The book documents a native artist's response to the icon of Canadian History: Benjamin West's The Death of General Wolfe in the National Gallery of Canada, and contains an extensive interview with the artist.

 Carleton University Art Gallery (1993) 27 p., ill.   $10.00