Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
Life With Clay: Pottery and Sculpture by Jan and Helga GroveThis retrospective monograph on work of Jan and Helga Grove accompanies the most extensive exhibition ever held, and features works made from 1953 to 2005, shortly before they retired. Born in Germany, both Jan and Helga Grove trained and worked there in the late 1940's and 1950’s, before moving to Canada. From 1966 to 2009 they operated studios in Colwood, and later in Metchosin (British Columbia) where they produced pottery with bright colours and matte glazes, often decorated with geometric and abstract designs. Their work was exhibited at Expo '67 and other national exhibitions and sold across the country. Also featured are several experimental pieces highlighting Jan's modernist forms and glazes and Helga's unique geometric and fable animal decorations. For over 40 years, they also produced clay sculptures assembled from wheel-thrown and hand formed parts. Often whimsical and thought-provoking commentaries on human existence, the sculptures are at once a synthesis of unique artistic expression and advanced technical skill. The publication contains photographs, artwork, and other historical material documenting the work and lives of these extraordinary artists.
Allan Collier and Alan Elder
Art Gallery of Greater Victoris (09/2017) 127 pp 120 ill. (100 col.) 10.25 x 8.75 in hardcover 9780888853783 $29.95 Can. $34.95 U.S.
In Another Place And HereInstead of an encyclopedic view of the natural world that characterized colonial-era photography, these artists insist on the unknowability of the landscape and the subjects who inhabit it. OP
Michelle Jacques and Toby Lawrence
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (02/2015) 96 pp col. ill. 7 x 10.5 in softcover 9780888853769 $19.95 Can. $23.95 U.S.
Fanciful Images: Japanese Banko Ceramics
This publication discusses the period and features approximately seventy whimsical pieces, both glazed and unglazed, as well as marbleware, from one of the largest private collections in the world. OP
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (02/2013) 120 pp 100 col. ill. 10 x 9 in hardcover 978-0-88885-371-4 $19.99 Can. $24.99 U.S.
Silk Splendour: Textiles of late Imperial China 1644-1911
A scholarly essay elucidates the symbolism and connotation of rank and hierarchy invested in each item, while paying particular attention to the ancient fabrication of silk. The main body of the book is devoted to dozens of full page illustrations of robes, surcoats, insignia badges, skirts, shoes and accessories drawn from collections from both Canada and the United States. OP
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (05/2012) 160 pp 132 col. ill. 10.5 x 9 in hardcover 978-0-88885-368-4 $30.00 Can. $35.00 U.S.
Nicole Stanbridge and Wendy Welch
Using sculpture, video, photography, drawing and public interventions five artists create works that celebrate, or fight for something meaningful, or contribute resources to make something happen. Participating artists: Sonny Assu, Gregory Ball, Megan Dickie, Tyler Hodgins, and Alison MacTaggart. OP
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (02/2012) 48 pp 20 col. ill. 8 x 7 in softcover 978-0-88885-366-0 $14.95 Can. $16.95 U.S. (12 €)
Collected Resonance: Shelly Bahl, Sarindar Dhaliwal, Farheen HaQ
Three South Asian Canadian women artists gather and create narratives informed by the mythologies and ideologies of their Sikh, Muslim, and Punjabi heritage. OP
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (09/2011) 68 pp 30 col. ill. 8 x12 in hardcover 978-0-88885-365-3 $19.95 Can. $24.95 U.S. (16 €)
Miniature Arts of China and Japan
Profusely illustrated and accompanied by a scholarly text this original hardcover publication sheds new light on an art form that, while often referred to as the minor arts, represents the highest standards of Chinese and Japanese art. OP
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (12/2010) 208 pp 60 col. ill. 10 x 9 in hardcover 978-0-88885-362-2 $30.00 Can. $35.00 U.S. (24 €)
Vision Into Reality: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Early Years 1951-1973
Mary Jo Hughes, Michael Morris & Barry Till
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (09/2009) 128 pp col. ill. 10 x 8 in hardcover 978-0-88885-357-8 $29.95 Can. $34.00 U.S. (24 €)
Edo: Arts of Japan's Last Shogun Age
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (04/2009) 192 pp col. ill. 10 x 9 in hardcover 978-0-88885-355-4 $25.95 Can. $27.95 U.S. (18 €)
Marianne Nicolson: The Return of Abundance
Charlotte Townsend-Gault and Lisa Baldissera
Marianne Nicolson's major painting works and sculptural installations embody current cultural narratives while incorporating traditional First Nations formats. The artist comments, "Each of the works in this exhibition considers the temporal relationship of contemporary Kwakwaka'wakw experience to our historical experience. My works examine the complexities of cultural change and adaptation on both the personal and communal level." Nicolson's work has been exhibited at National Museum of the American Indian and International Museum of Film and Photography. OP
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (February 2008) 38 pp 8 col. ill. 10 x 8 in softcover 978-0-88885-191-8 $14.95
Treasures Unearthed: Chinese Archaeological Artefacts from Shang to Tang (16th Century BCE - 10th Century CE)
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (01/2008) 224 pp 180 ill. (80 col.) 9 x 6 in softcover 978-0-88885-350-9 $25.95 (21€)
Less is More: Japanese Zen Painting from the 17th to 20th Century
An examination of the important role of Zen Buddist art in Japanese society. With discussions on Zen painting and calligraphy. Illustrated with 35 colour plates. OP
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (2006) 64 pp 35 col. ill. 9 x 6 in softcover 978-0-88885-228-1 $10.00
Thirty Years in Victoria: Mowry Baden
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (2005) 978-0-88885-226-7 $19.95
Faces: Character & Wisdom in Shiwan Ceramic Sculpture
Among the ceramic sculptures of China none can rival the Shiwan figures in terms of modeling, expression and colourful glazes. A scholarly essay outlines glazes, shapes and symbolism of an artform still practiced today. Accompanied by 58 colour illustrations. OP
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (2005) 96 pp 58 col. ill. 8 x 9 in softcover 978-0-88885-224-3 $16.00