Alex Janvier is the 2016 major retrospective monograph celebrating a lifetime of creativity and knowledge gained through the artist’s love of the land, art and First Nation culture. Essays by scholars (Lee-Ann Martin, Chris Dueker, and Greg A. Hill) and admirers offer original research and personal insight into Janvier’s imposing artistic and social stature. Alex Janvier was born in 1935 at Cold Lake First Nations, Alberta, and is of Dene Suline and Saulteaux (Ojibwe) ancestry. At the age of eight he was taken from his family and sent to Indian Residential School.
Sakahan, meaning to light a fire in the language of the Algonquin peoples brings together more than 150 works of recent Indigenous art by over 80 artists from 16 countries, including impressive installations created specifically for the project. Poetic, unexpected and challenging, the artworks document and interrogate distinct cultural and social issues. This was one of the National Gallery of Canada's most ambitious contemporary art exhibitions. Sakahan: International Indigenous Art brings together more than 150 works of recent Indigenous art by over 80 artists from 16 countries.
Inuit Sculpture Now is a 34-page exhibition catalogue of the 2005 show of contemporary Inuit Sculpture curated by Christine Lalonde for the National Gallery of Canada. The exhibition centred around 25 works of sculpture created by sixteen Inuit artists from 1990 to 2004. Curator Christine Lalonde's brief essays defines the term contemporary Inuit artists as it applied to art created after 1948. She finds the term does not apply to more recent works created by younger artists.
OUT OF STOCK Daphne Odjig's artistic career is rooted in her personal history and experiences as a self-taught First Nations artist and woman. Of mixed English and Potawatomi descent, Odjig grew up in the village of Wikwemikong on Manitoulin Island, where she experienced the culture of her ancestors. Her grandfather, Jonas Odjig, was a great influence in her life, teaching her Potawatomi traditions, customs and legends, and the rich pictorial styles of the art of the Anishinaabe.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher. Norval Morrisseau: Shaman Artist is the exhibition catalogue the accompanied the first solo exhibition by a First Nations artist at the National Gallery of Canada. The show is curated by Greg Hill and he writes the major essay for the catalogue. Ojibwe artist Norval Morrisseau first gained notice in the art world during the 1960s. This show features 59 works created from 1958 to 2002, some of the pieces appear to the public for the first time.