New art books releasing 2020
Upcoming publications in the ACI’s Canadian Online Art Book Project
Mary Pratt: Life & Work by Ray Cronin
Coming April 24, 2020
Over the course of her life, Mary Pratt (1935–2018) took ordinary objects and elevated them into extraordinary subjects in a painting practice that captivated the nation. In his new book on her life and work, Ray Cronin considers how Pratt’s art enticed the viewer to consider both the beauty and the absurdity of the everyday, and how her depictions of light succeeded in transforming routine moments into charged theatrical scenes. Read more here.
Annie Pootoogook: Life & Work by Nancy G. Campbell
Coming June 19, 2020
Cape Dorset-born Annie Pootoogook (1969–2016) was the first Inuit artist who pictured and celebrated her northern community in unprecedented ways, by depicting scenes of the everyday. In this new book, Nancy G. Campbell examines how Pootoogook’s work spoke to twenty-first century realities of Northern life and why her distinct vision opened the door for many contemporary Inuit artists. Read more here.