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Betty Goodwin is one of Canada's most accomplished and influential artists, and her powerful works about death, loss and the traces of life have influenced a generation of Canadian artists. "Her work is not a catalogue of distress," Anne Michaels writes, but "a record of hope in its most distilled form, potent and fiercely earned." To celebrate a careeer that spans more than fifty years, this beautifully produced book presents Goodwin's most important work as well as many early paintings and prints published for the first time.
Born in 1923 in Montreal, Betty Goodwin is largely self-taught and made her breakthrough as a leading Canadian artist in the early 1970s. She uses various media and techniques, from etching to installation, to investigate the being and presence of the human body. Her work is in the collection of many public art institutions in Canada and has been exhibited internationally.
In the introduction, Anne Michaels links the intense experience of looking at Goodwin's work to the paradox of disappearance and materialization. Matthew Teitelbaum's essay traces the thematic developments in Goodwin's early work, specifically addressing the place of mourning in her art, and Jessica Bradley's conversation with Goodwin sheds new light on the artist's process. Robert Racine's afterword offers a personal reflection on Goodwin's achievement, and Anne-Marie Ninacs' chronology presents many new biographical facts on the artist's work and life.
This book was published in partnership with the National Gallery of Canada.
About the Author:
Jessica Bradley, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario and formerly Associate Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, has curated numerous exhibitions including a number of projects with Betty Goodwin. Among them, she organized the exhibition of Betty Goodwin: Signs of Life (National Gallery fo Canada and Art Gallery of Windsor).
Matthew Teitelbaum, Director of the Art Gallery of Ontario and formerly curator at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, MS, has organized a range of Canadian and international exhibitions including Paterson Ewen: Early Weathers/Heavenly Skies (AGO) in 1996.
Anne Michaels is a writer based in Toronto. Her novel, Fugitive Pieces, won the Trillium Prize and the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award in Canada, the Orange Prize and the Guardian Fiction Award in the UK, and a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction in the US. Her two poetry collections, The Weight of Oranges and Miner's Pond, have received high acclaim.
Robert Racine, Montreal interdisciplinary artist and writer, is known for his use of language, literature, music and performance based on repetition and poetics. He has been a friend of Betty Goodwin and an admirer of her work for many years.
Anne-Marie Ninacs is a Montreal freelance researcher with MA degrees in both Art History and Museum Studies. She co-ordinating the 1998 Montreal exhibition Peinture Peinture, a major survey of contemporary Quebec abstract painting curated by Rene Blouin and Gaston St-Pierre.
Title: The art of Betty Goodwin
Publisher: Art Gallery of Ontario
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Art Gallery of Ontario. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Bookseller Inventory # G1550546503I4N00
Book Description Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver and Toronto, 1998. Reprint. Reprint; Quarto; VG-/VG-; Spine is orange and black with white text; DJ has general shelf wear, rubbing to edges, general scratches and marks, design is clear; Boards have general shelf wear, design is clear; Text block has general signs of handling, faint age-toning, content is clear; pp 180; Modern Art; Additional cost may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions. Rockville. Bookseller Inventory # 7-13-1262746
Book Description Douglas and McIntyre for the Art Gallery of Ontario, Vancouver/Toronto, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Canadian First. Some edge wear to boards and dust jacket including one small closed tear; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; collectible condition; well illustrated with black and white and colour reproduction of Goodwin's works of art. Bookseller Inventory # 008910
Book Description Art Gallery of Ontario, 1998. Book Condition: Good. 1st Ed.. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP2797350
Book Description Douglas & McIntyre; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005403
Book Description Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver and Toronto, 1998. hardcover. Book Condition: very good. Dust Jacket Condition: very good. Bookseller Inventory # 3449
Book Description Art Gallery of Ontario. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1550546503 Rubbing to book and dust jacket edges. U.S. orders are shipped from Lewiston, NY location. Bookseller Inventory # 040558
Book Description Toronto / Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre / Art Gallery of Ontario, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 4to. Hardcover. xi, 180 pages, including a chronology and bibliography, with many coloured photographs of the artist's works. Introduction by Anne Michaels. Glossy orange pictorial dust jacket with white lettering to front and to spine; near fine, unclipped, mylar covered. Gray paper-covered boards with silver lettering to spine; near fine, with lightly bumped corners. There is a quotation in ink at the bottom of the front free endpaper; otherwise internally clean, in a firm binding. Overall, an attractive copy of an important and well illustrated work on an influential Canadian artist. Seller info: Art G-I, box #1. Bookseller Inventory # 0001498JS
Book Description Art Gallery of Ontario, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: good. 1550546503. Bookseller Inventory # 593174
Book Description Art Gallery of Ontario, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-176-30-1001511