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|Gravity and Grace: Selected Writing on Contemporary Canadian Art|
2001 / Art criticism / $21.95
9781894031462 / Trade paper / 156 pp
In his thinking and writing on Canadian art, curator and artist Gil McElroy has repeatedly encountered two elements: gravity and grace. Employing these two notions in a binary fashion -- as ends of the aesthetic field -- McElroy writes about art in terms that engage everything that surrounds us, exploring the words of such renowned Canadian artists as bpNichol, Dan Steeves, Susan Wood, Peter Dykhuis, Carl Zimmerman, Robin Peck, Gerald Ferguson, Dennis Gill and Christopher Pratt.
McElroys incisive writing on Canadian and, especially Atlantic Canadian, visual art reminds one and all of the terrifying necessity for judicious, illuminating and non-esoteric art criticism. George Elliott Clarke, Halifax Sunday Herald