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Black Ice : David Blackwood's Prints of Newfoundland

ISBN: 9781553657798 | 1553657799
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre
Pub. Date: 11/15/2011

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A lush tribute to both an iconic Newfoundland artist and the vibrant culture his work depictsCanadian artist David Blackwood has been telling stories about Newfoundland in the form of epic visual narratives for the past 30 years. His stories draw on childhood memories, dreams, superstitions, the oral tradition and the political realities of the community on Bonavista Bay, where he was born and raised. His collection of works has created an iconography of Newfoundland that is as universal as it is personal, as mythic as it is rooted in reality, and as timeless as it is linked to specific events.Black Ice-a comprehensive and sumptuously illustrated retrospective-features over 70 prints spanning 40 years of the artist's work and features essays by Blackwood, Michael Crummey, Sean Cadigan and the Art Gallery of Ontario's Dr. Katharine Lochnan. It also features essays by scholars based in Canada and Ireland, including an essay on the environment by Dr. Martin Feely, Head of Earth Sciences at the National University of Ireland in Galway (in collaboration with Dr. Derek Wilton, Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University) and an article on mumming by Caoimhe Ni Shuilleabhain.David Blackwood is one of Canada's most respected visual storytellers. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with over 90 solo shows and scores of group exhibitions. He has been the subject of two major retrospective exhibitions and the National Film Board's Academy- Award nominated documentary film "Blackwood." His work may be found in virtually every major public gallery and corporate art collection in Canada, as well as in major private and public collections around the world.


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