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The Southern Alberta Art Gallery maintains an extensive publishing program as a complement to its exhibitions. SAAG produces approximately six to eight exhibition catalogues each year, of which the majority are monographs. A major mailing is undertaken every year to distribute catalogues to over 250 art institutions, independent curators and publishers across Canada, the U.S.A. and Europe. In addition, ABC Art Books Canada regularly orders and distributes the gallery’s publications, a service which is international in scope.

 

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Colette Whitten, Paul Kipps  /  Colette Whitten and Paul Kipps: Over Taking Over
December 1969

Whitten and Kipps are among Canada's most respected sculptors. The fact that they are also married would normally not be discussed even in a joint exhibition, except that here, in spite of the dramatically different nature of their works, there is a profound connection that moves the viewer.
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Lois Andison  /  Lois Andison: Autobody
December 1969

Andison's kinetic sculptures explore the status of the body, particularly the female body, at the juncture of the biological and the technological.
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Renée Van Halm  /  Renée Van Halm: Dream Home
December 1969

Van Halm creates sculptures and paints gouaches that breakdown and investigate contemporary domestic architectural obsessions. Her scale models of rooms and her evocative aerial renderings of homes illustrate how leisure, class and social standing are expressed through architecture, demonstrating, for example, that the more expensive the home, the more the design is steeped in nostalgia leaving more modest dwellings to utilize modernist notions of simplicity and utility.
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Gwen Curry  /  Gwen Curry: Witness
December 1969

Curry's large-scale works document various scientific names of plants and animals encountered on a road trip throughout the United States. Her ongoing work, Void Field - named after a work of the same name by Anish Kapoor - is a floor installation consisting of 100 square tiles made of varnished wood and engraved with the names and dates of species that have become extinct throughout the world .
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Tom Bendsten  /  Tom Bendsten: Argument
December 1969

This publication documents Bendsten's large book structure series entitled 'Argument'.
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David Kramer  /  David Kramer: Heaven on Earth
December 1969

Working from the persona of the angst-ridden everyman and hard-luck artist, the New York artist produces witty video installations featuring the cast-off, the unconnected and the adamantly unfashionable.
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Baco Ohama  /  Baco Ohama: Miyoshi
December 1969

"When I made the move to British Columbia it was to be closer to Steveston; this place where my maternal grandparents lived prior to World War II.
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Harold Klunder  /  Harold Klunder: The Lethbridge Paintings
December 1969

Harold Klunder is one of the country's most acclaimed painters and, although non-representational, his works provide an ongoing record of his life.
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Barbara McGill Balfour  /  Barbara McGill Balfour: Soft Spots
December 1969

The subject of Balfour's practice is the body, particularly the skin. Highlighting the body's surface, with its marks, moles and freckles, her prints and print installations display the skin's surprising formal designs and suggest concerns with everything from physical beauty to illness and decay.
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Sarah Stevenson  /  Sarah Stevenson: Almost Invisible
December 1969

Sarah Stevenson's exhibition includes three large-scale sculptures constructed of netting and rods. Although made of everyday materials, these mysterious objects defy categorization and dominate gallery space with a power that contradicts their fragility.
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Eric Metcalfe  /  Eric Metcalfe: The Attic Project
December 1969

The Vancouver artist's long career has been marked by incursions into conceptual art, Fluxus and his own personal conceptual framework known as "Brutopia" whose chief preoccupations are repression and violence.
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Catherine Ross  /  Catherine Ross: Stelle Mere
December 1969

Essayist Robin Peck places Ross's sculptural work within two traditions: the French "Animalier" school and, because Ross' work is scaled to the domestic interior, traditional female craftmaking.
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