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THE POTTERY OF MATHIEU: SUITE SERPENTIN - Rare Pristine Copy of The Exhibition Catalog - ONLY COPY ONLINE

Mathieu, Paul (Ceramic Artist) & Russell, Bruce Hugh (Contributor)

Published by Burlington, Ontario: Burlington Art Centre, 1998
Used Condition Fine Soft cover
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1st Printing. 16 pages. Published in 1998. Exhibition Catalog. The first and only edition. Published in a tiny print run as a softcover original only that sold out upon publication. The Exhibition Catalog is now rare. An austerely elegant production by the Burlington Art Centre: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover, as issued. Art by Paul Mathieu. Essay by Bruce Hugh Russell. Printed on pristine-white, coated stock paper in Canada to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark exhibition of the same name held at the Burlington Art Centre in 1998. Presents the ceramic art of Paul Mathieu, a standing member of the reigning Canadian triumvirate, Foulem/Mathieu/Milette. A movement unto themselves, they and their highly provocative and brilliant work are rightly seen as expressions of the singular, unusual, "queer" self, in all its performative gestures. For starters, their very choice of medium is not just epicene or unusual, it is defiant, asserting that the dominance of painting and sculpture is oppressive albeit ceramics are arguably painting and sculpture. It would not be wrong to describe the trio's work as "painterly" or "sculptural". "Their shared perception that they are outside of the artistic and social mainstream has helped drive them to create an aesthetically powerful and intellectually engaging body of work that is rooted in and critical of conventional art history, ceramic history, and contemporary culture" (David Kaye). The works by Mathieu in this collection are as provocative as ceramic art will ever be: Sex acts (mainly fellatio and "69") that blatantly appropriate the visual language of not one but two Modern Masters, Matisse's "Serpentine" and Rodin's "Age of Bronze", as Mathieu subverts the latter masterpieces and shows fantastic, "Caution: Don't Try This On Your Own" sexual acrobatics. Extreme performative gestures indeed. An absolute "must-have" title for Foulem/Mathieu/Milette collectors. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Exhibition Catalog available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white plates. One of the finest ceramic artists of our time. A fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 19388


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Title: THE POTTERY OF MATHIEU: SUITE SERPENTIN - ...

Publisher: Burlington, Ontario: Burlington Art Centre, 1998

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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