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THE NICKLE ARTS MUSEUM SHOP


The Nickle shop offers one of the most extensive selections of contemporary Canadian exhibition catalogues and art books in the city of Calgary (including those published by The Nickle Arts Museum).

The Shop also features artist multiples, a variety of local handmade jewelry and a variety of art image collectables such as puzzles, note cards, posters, toys and calendars. Admission to the museum shop is free and it is open during museum hours.

Call Robin Jaska at 403-220-7234 for more information.

 

 




Catalogues published by Nickle Arts Museum (year of publication)


These and other catalogues from across Canada are available in the museum shop

The list is linked a brief description of each calatogue, its ISBN number and its price.



35 years and 15 Minutes; Prints by John Kenneth Esler (1994)
The Aitkens Collect (1998)
Architectural Models: Instruments and Artifacts (1991)
Arnatt (1983)
Art Around Here: Avenues of Acquaintance (1991)
Muqqadimah; Sylvat Aziz (1997)
The Artemesia Project (1994)
Barbara Astman: Places (1983)
Roloff Beny: A visual Odyssey (1976)
Barcelone: a project by Celine Baril (1989)
Blue (1999)
The Architecture of Maxwell Bates (1992)
Bent Axis Approach, Eric Cameron (1984)
Besant/Migratory (2001)
Calgary Modern 1947 - 1967 (2000)
Derek Michael Besant/Diagrams (1985)
Building a West (1990)
Copy: Recent work by Bennett, Ouellet, Rydman and Smith (1995)
Constructive Art in Poland 1924-1991 (1990)
Deacon (1983)
Drawing Out the Form: Lynda Gammon, Walter May, Louise Noguchi, Edward Poitras (1988)
Elemental Instincts: a matter of course (1990)
Maureen Enns: Back of Beyond (1988)
Fidelity Elite: Eric Cameron, Arthur Nishimura (2002-2003)
A Garden of Delights: 25 years of Prints by Noburu Sawai (1994)
Ted Godwin: The Tartan Years (1999)
Barbara Roe Hicklin (1979)
Initiatives, 1966-1976 (1991)
Interior Presence: projecting Situations (1990)
Wanda Koop: Flying to the Moon (1987)
William Laing: A Journey (1997)
Luke Lindoe Retrospective
Arnaud Maggs Photographs 1975-1984 (1984)
Margaret May: Minds Eye (1996)
Robert Tait McKenzie 1867-1938 Sculptor of Athletes (1988)
Money/L'Argent (2000)
David Moore ...of Unequal Complicity (1990)
Bill Morton Dyed Works (1994)
New Economy (1994)
Numismatic Treasures in Alberta (1988)
Of Mice and Men: A history of Personal Computing (2001)
Out Side In: Iain Baxter, Lylian Klimek, William MacDonnell (1988)
Persona: Livic, Danson, Mackenzie, Maggs, McDermott (1982)
Personal Territories: Vern Hume, Rob Milthorpe (1991)
Richard Robertson (1982)
Rooms of the Unknown Woman: Judith Lamb (1986)
Site and Sight: Location and the work of David B. Milne
That Still Place, That Place Still: MacDonnell, Mackenzie, McMillan, Ouchi (2003)
Series - Amy Gogarty (1999)
Series - M.N. Hutchinson: Vistarama 7 (1999)
Series - Steve Nunoda: Invisible Waterfall (2001)
Series - Shelley Ouellet: Wish You Were Here (2001)
Series - Mireille Perron: Les Belles Ratoureuses/The Beautiful Prankster(2000)
Series: Sandra Vida:Kitchen Freedom (2000)
Jack Severson: Peace able Kingdom (1989)
Recollecting: J. Dewey Soper's Arctic Watercolours (1995)
Spanish Graphics (1980)
Arlene Stamp (1983)
Striving for the Ideal resolution (1988)
William Townsend in Alberta (1982)
Twelve Modern Houses (1995)
Tyro: BFA Graduating Exhibition 1995 (1995)
John Will: Ain't Paralyzed Yet (2001)
Richard Yates: Storm of Doubt (1992)

35 YEARS AND 15 MINUTES: PRINTS BY JOHN KENNETH ESLER


ISBN: 0-88953-200-1
NAM, 1994: Susan Ford

A retrospective of Esler's prints from 1957 to 1992. Introduction by Bente Roed; essay by Susan Ford; notes (accompanying the colour plates) by Esler. The text provides a comprehensive overview of Esler's background and his interest in the medium and processes of print making.
Catalogue: 62 pages, 9 black &white pictures, 13 colour pictures
$15.00



ARCHITECTURAL MODELS: INSTRUMENTS AND ARTIFACTS


NAM, 1991: Graham Livesey, James Love, Geoffrey Simmins
A collaborative exhibition between the Faculty of Environmental Design and the Department of Art at the University of Calgary. This exhibition explores the "contemporary use of models in architecture as both instruments/tools for creating architecture - and artifacts - objects of interest in their own right. Essays by Geoffrey Simmins and James Love.
Catalogue: 30 pages, 42 black &white illustrations

no longer available



MUQQADIMAH; SYLVAT AZIZ


ISBN; 0-88953-218-4
NAM, 1997: Ann Davis

10 colour illustration from the exhibition examining the artists provocative exploration of history, myth and cultural combinations. Essays by Ann Davis and Elin Elgaard.
Catalogue: 27 pages, 10 colour illustrations
$4.00



ARNATT


ISBN: 0-89953-043-2
NAM, 1983: Karyn Elizabeth Allen

Curator Karyn Allen's essay focuses on Arnatt's interest in the "dialectical relationship between opposites " as exhibited in his wall relief constructions.
12 page folder, 6 black &white pictures
$2.00



ART AROUND HERE: AVENUES OF ACQUAINTANCE


NAM, 1991: Ann E. Calvert

An art study project that uses an inquiry, research, and synthesis format (connected to an art exhibition) to help individuals achieve a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of art and its purpose.
Booklet: 10 pages
$1.00



BARBARA ASTMAN: PLACES


ISBN: 0-88953-049-1
NAM, 1983: Karyn Elizabeth Allen

Essay by curator Karyn Allen examines the mixed media constructions of Barbara Astman and the psychological spaces/places that she presents through her works.
Catalogue: 14 pages, 4 colour pictures
$6.00



BARCELONE: A PROJECT BY CELINE BARIL


ISBN: 0-88953-119-6
NAM, 1989: Donna McAlear

Forward by curator Donna McAlear, and essay by Lorne Falk focus on Baril's multi-media installation which presents the historical Barcelone within the contemporary context of our voracious, spectacle-consuming society.
Catalogue: 95 pages, 109 black &white pictures
$10.00



THE ARCHITECTURE OF MAXWELL BATES


ISBN: 0-88953-167-6
NAM, 1992: Cammie D. McAtee, Brendan Tomlins, Christine Fraser

Three essays by Cammie McAtee, Brendan Tomlins, and Christine Fraser present an overview of Bates' career in architecture with an emphasis on St. Mary's Cathedral in Calgary and his presentation boards for the Liverpool Cathedral competition.
Catalogue: 40 pages, 28 black &white pictures
$5.00



ROLOFF BENY: A VISUAL ODYSSEY


U of C Art Gallery, 1976

Prepared for the debut exhibition of The Seibens Collection, this catalogue features the work by the late Alberta Photographer, Roloff Beny, which was donated to The University of Calgary by the Seibens Family. Forward by Sir Herbert Read.
Catalogue: 30 pages, 18 B&W illustrations.
$2.00



BENT AXIS APPROACH


ISBN: 0-88953-058-0
NAM, 1984: Karyn Elizabeth Allen

Eric Cameron's essay, "To Justify the Inevitability of its Particular Forms", places his "thick paintings" (objects embedded within many successive layers of gesso) into the broader context of modernist art theory and criticism.
Catalogue: 90 pages, 3 black &white plates
$4.00



DEREK MICHAEL BESANT/DIAGRAMS


ISBN: 0-88953-056-4
NAM, 1985: Richard Grayburn

Introduction by Peter Day and summary by Jeremy Sturgess examine Besant's diagramatic paintings of everday objects.
Catalogue: 12 pages, 14 black &white pictures
$5.00



BESANT/MIGRATORY

ISBN: 1-896380-02-X
NAM/ICON BOOKS INTERNATIONAL, 2001: Derek Besant, Ann Davis, Michael Gonneville

This collaborative work between artist Derek Besant, and composer Michael Gonneville speaks to us of memory and time and place, of personal histories and landscapes as shared experiences. Besant/Migratory explores the stories of two migrants, each moving in opposite directions.
Catalogue: 50 pages, 24 colour illustrations, music CD
$30.00


BUILDING A WEST: WORKS FROM THE CANADIAN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVES


Based on the holdings of the Canadian Architectural Archives at the University of Calgary, this catalogue puts into context architectural projects undertaken in western Canada over the last century.
Catalogue: 34 pages, 14 black &white pictures
no longer available



CONSTRUCTIVE ART IN POLAND 1924 - 1991


ISBN: 0-88953-157-9
NAM, 1990: Ronald Kostyniuk

An overview, in brief, of the constructivist art of Poland from 1924 to 1991.
Catalogue: 9 pages, 13 black &white pictures
$2.00



COPY: RECENT WORKS BY BENNETT, OUELLET, RYDMAN & SMITH


ISBN: 0-88953-206-0
NAM, 1995: Katherine Ylitalo

The four Artists represented deal with the problems of copying, replicating and imitation in the production of "original" art works.The essay by Katherine Ylitalo analyses these notions in the context of the artists represented. The catalogue was published in conjunction with a feature by the Calgary Herald Newspaper.
Catalogue: 31 pages, newspaper included
$3.00



DEACON


ISBN: 0-88953-056-4
NAM, 1983: Karyn Elizabeth Allen

Curator Karyn Allen's essay looks at the collages and paintings of Peter Deacon. Deacon's works propose "hypothetical large-scale constructions" and, by so doing, successfully integrate "two and three dimensional concepts".
Pamphlet: 6 folded sides, 2 colour illustration
$0.50



DRAWING OUT THE FORM


ISBN: 0-88953-088-2
NAM, 1988: Donna McAlear

Features the mixed-media sculptures of Lynda Gammon, Walter May, Louise Nogochi and Edward Poitras. Essays by curator Donna McAlear.
Catalogue: 35 pages, 8 colour pictures
$5.00



ELEMENTAL INSTINCTS A MATTER OF COURSE


ISBN: 0-88953-110-2
NAM ,1988: Donna McAlear

Essay by curator Donna McAlear examines the multi-media, performance, and site-specific works of Mark Dicey, Wanda Ellerbeck, Miriam Fabijan, Joyce Fraser, Bart Habermiller, Nelson Henricks, Colleen Kerr, and Stephen Peterson. Uniting the work of these artists is a common desire to "...articulate a sense of identity...within (the) particular cultural conditions..." of postindustrialism.
Catalogue: 47 pages, 18 black &white, 43 colour pictures
$8.00



MAUREEN ENNS: BACK OF BEYOND


ISBN: 0-89953-105-6
NAM, 1988: Donna McAlear

An interview with Maureen Enns focuses on her interest in travelling abroad (Australia in particular) and how this affects the images she paints.
Catalogue: 10 pages, 4 colour pictures
$4.00



FIDELITY ELITE
A COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE 2002-2003

ISBN: 0-88953-273-7
NAM: Eric Cameron and Arthur Nishimura

Arthur Nishimura supplied three "Fidelity Elite" brand film holders containing exposed, but undeveloped, 4x5 transparency film. The content of these latent images has been pre-determined by Arthur Nishimura alone: Eric Cameron was not aware of the content. The three film holders were then permanently installed on three specially designed stands.

Throughout the course of the exhibition, Eric Cameron removed each of the mounted film holders, one at a time, and applies alternating coats of pure white acrylic gesso and acrylic gesso greyed with the addition of a little black acrylic paint. He kept a record of each coat applied and changed his clothes from grey to white to correspond with the color of gesso which he, at that moment, applied. During the painting process, Arthur Nishimura took photographs, at his discretion, and kept the Polaroid prints in the gallery for later consideration.

The exhibition took place in the East Gallery of The Nickle arts Museum during the summer of 2003 and again during the summer of 2004

Catalogue: 16 pages, 50 b/w illustrations
$5.00



A GARDEN OF DELIGHTS: 25 YEARS OF PRINTS BY NOBORU SAWAI


ISBN: 0-88953-192-7
NAM, 1994: Katherine Ylitalo

A retrospective of Sawai's prints from 1968 to 1993. An essay by Katherine Ylitalo traces Sawai's developing interest in depicting erotic imagery through the combined techniques of woodblock and intaglio printmaking. Also included is an essay (written in French) by Marion Moulin.
Catalogue: 52 pages, 20 colour pictures
$15.00



BARBARA ROE HICKLIN


NAM, 1979: Brooks Joyner

A brief look at some of the watercolour paintings completed by Barbara Roe Hicklin during her cross-Canada painting excursion.
Catalogue: 12 pages, 2 colour illustrations, 2 black and white illustrations
no longer available



INITIATIVES 1966 - 1976


NAM, 1991: Eric M. Dodd

A brief history of the Art Department at the University of Calgary from 1966 to 1976 with an illustrated work and bibliography of the visiting artists, sessionals, and faculty present during that time.
Boxed set of illustrated cards: 77 pages, 33 colour pictures
no longer available



INTERIOR PRESENCE: PROJECTING SITUATIONS


ISBN: 0-88953-112-9
NAM, 1989: Donna McAlear

Marcella Bienvenue, Genevieve Cadieux, Wyn Geleynse, Jan Peacock, Grant Poier, and Tom Sherman utilize photography, film, and video to "explore issues of self and identity".
Catalogue: 56 pages, 46 colour pictures
$7.50



WANDA KOOP: FLYING TO THE MOON


NAM, 1987: Donna McAlear

Thirteen paintings by Wanda Koop with subject matter that is informed by her trip to China.
Pamphlet: 2 pages
$.50



WILLIAM LAING; A JOURNEY

ISBN: 0-88953-220-6 (Hard cover), 0-88953-219-2 (Soft cover)
NAM, 1997:

A twenty year retrospective of Bill Laings work. Laing's acknowledgement of the tradition of craft and design plays a major role in the construction of complex patterns of association which show his preoccupation with daily life. Essays by Tim Mara and Paul Woodrow.
Limited edition hard cover version available containing original print.
40 pages, 27 colour illustrations, Hard Cover with original print
$100.00

 


LUKE LINDOE RETROSPECTIVE

NAM, 1984; Christine Sowiak, editor; Les Graff, Guest Curator

The catalogue documents a retrospective exhibition by this well known Southern Alberta Artist and features ceramics, watercolours and paintings produced over the past 50 years. Essays by Christine Sowiak and Les Graff
Catalogue: 43 pages, 21 black and white illustrations
$9.95
no longer available


ARNAUD MAGGS PHOTOGRAPHS, 1975 -1984


ISBN: 0-88953-063-7
NAM, 1984: Karyn Elizabth Allen

Curator Karyn Allen's essay highlights Maggs' fascination with the human face as subject matter in his photographs.
Catalogue: 55 pages, 33 black &white pictures
$12.00



MARGARET MAY: MIND'S EYE


ISBN: 0-88953-211-7 NAM, 1995: Katherine Ylitalo
One of the strongest printmakers practicing in Canada, May builds images around memory loss, displacement, meditation and order. The catalogue covers the full range of her work, including prints, paintings and constructions executed over the past twenty years.
Catalogue: 43 pages, 12 colour illustrations
$10.00



ROBERT TAIT MCKENZIE 1867 - 1938

SCULPTURE OF ATHLETES


ISBN: 0-88953-097-1
NAM, 1988: Richard Grayburn

A retrospective of the figurative bronzes of Robert Tait McKenzie from 1867 to 1938. English and French text focuses on McKenzie's interest in the athlete as subject for his works.
Catalogue: 65 pages, 46 black &white pictures
$10.00



DAVID MOORE "...of unequal complicity"


ISBN: 0-88953-120-X
NAM, 1990: Donna McAlear

Donna McAlear's essay examines David Moore's sculptures in which various assemblages of reclaimed and constructed objects pose questions about personal identity and states of being.
Catalogue:43 pages, 17 colour pictures
$10.00



BILL MORTON: DYED WORKS


ISBN: 0-88953-197-8
NAM, 1994: Ann Davis

A poetic description of the dyed, silk works of Alberta textile artist Bill Morton. Written by curator and museum director, Ann Davis, the text mirrors the lyrical intuitive, and meditative sensibility of Morton's work.
Catalogue: 12 pages, 4 colour pictures
$2.00



NUMISMATIC TREASURES IN ALBERTA


ISBN: 0-921060-03-3
NAM, OCO'88, 1988: Colin Orton
Published as part of the Olympic Arts Festival of the XV Olympic games, this richly illustrated catalogue highlights rare and important numismatic items housed in public and private collections in Alberta.
Catalogue: 58 pages, hundreds of colour illustrations
no longer available



NEW ECONOMY


ISBN: 0-88953-195-1
NAM, 1994:Katherine Ylitalo

Enclosed within a compact disc case, this illustrated brochure provides a brief synopsis of the work of Alberta artists Jill Armstrong, Catherine Burgess, Roxanne Dunning, Dan Hudson, Margaret May, Darren Petersen, and Robin Yager. The text by curator Katherine Ylitalo brings to light a "renewed concern" among these contemporaries for "...an economy of means and expression."
Brochure: 1 page (20 folded sides), 14 colour pictures
$2.50



OUT ' SIDE ' IN


ISBN: 0-89953-107-2
NAM,1988: Rob Milthorp

Essay by guest curator, Rob Milthorp, illuminates the ways in which lain Baxter, Lylian Klimek, and William MacDonnell have utilized art to subvert one's conventional expectations of the gallery space.
Catalogue: 19 pages, 6 black &white, 9 colour pictures
no longer available



OF MICE AND MEN: A HISTORY OF PERSONAL COMPUTING

ISBN: 0-88953-246-X
NAM, 2001: John Hails and Aaren Madden

The personal computer is a major part of our lives, wether we like it or not. This exhibition looked at the development of the personal computer and computing devices not only in the twentieth century, but throughout history. Essays by John Hails, Linda Goldberg, and Jeff Evans
Catalogue: 89 pages, heavily illustrated
$9.95


PERSONA


NAM, 1982: Karyn Elizabeth Allen
Curator Karyn Allen's essay highlights the portrait photography of Andrew Danson, Stephen Livick, David Mackenzie, Arnaud Maggs, Michaelin Mcdermott.
Catalogue: 35 pages, 16 black &white, 4 colour pictures
$7.95



PERSONAL TERRITORIES VERN HUME AND ROBERT MILTHORP


ISBN: 0-88953-134-X
NAM, 1991: Donna McAlear

Essays by Brian Rusted and Grant Poier examine the aesthetic, philosophical, and cultural implications of video installations. Stills and soundtrack transcriptions from the video installations of Vern Hume and Robert Milthorp are presented in conjunction with excerpts from a "Video Library Programme" which features single-channel videotapes produced by these two artists between 1983 and 1989.
Catalogue: 58 pages, 56 colour, 5 black &white pictures
$10.00



RICHARD ROBERTSON: WORKS ON PAPER


ISBN: 0-919739-00-8
NAM, 1982: Joane Cardinal-Schubert

Reproduced in this catalogue are Robertson's naturalistic renderings of figures, still lifes, and "everyday items" executed on paper with graphite and watercolour.
Catalogue: 36 pages, 34 black &white pictures
no longer available



JUDITH LAMB: ROOMS OF THE UNKNOWN WOMAN


ISBN: 0-89953-084-X
NAM, 1986: Donna McAlear

Donna McAlear's essay looks at Judith Lamb's painted portraits on free-standing wooden cut-outs. McAlear draws attention to Lamb's examination of her family history and how resulting images provide the viewer with an opportunity for self-reflection.
Catalogue: 12 pages, 4 colour illustration
$4.00




JACK SEVERSON: PEACE ABLE KINGDOM


ISBN: 0-89953-121-8
NAM, 1989: Donna McAlear

Essays for Donna McAlear and Cindy Richmond highlight Severson's drawings of socio-political themes on recycled materials.
Catalogue: 18 pages, 5 black &white, 3 colour pictures
no longer available



RECOLLECTING: J. DEWEY SOPER'S ARCTIC WATERCOLOURS


ISBN: 0-88953-205-2
NAM, 1995: Peter White and Constance Martin

Essays by Alootook Ipellie, Peter White and Constance Martin explore the watercolours of the Artist/Scientist/Explorer J. Dewey Soper, who worked in the Canadian Arctic from 1923 until 1931.
Catalogue: 106 pages, 24 colour illustrations
$10.00



SPANISH GRAPHICS


NAM, 1980: Joane Cardinal-Schubert

Guest curator Stephen Andrews looks at the graphic works of eleven (11) Spanish artists. Spanish translation included.
Catalogue: 8 pages, 10 black &white pictures
no longer available



ARLENE STAMP


ISBN: 0-88953-054-8
NAM, 1983: Karyn Elizabeth Allen

Cris Cran's introduction explains the reprographic process employed by Arlene Stamp by which she automates aesthetic decision-making in her paintings.
Pamphlet: 4 pages, 1 colour illustration
no longer available



STRIVING FOR IDEAL RESOLUTION


ISBN: 0-88953-093-9
NAM, 1988: Donna McAlear

Curator Donna McAlear's essay examines the multi-media works of Dough Back, Ken Lum, Mary Scott, Lisa Steele/Kim Tomczak (a collaborative team) and Martha Townsend. These artists seek to "...de-mystify the common fables that place the cultural production of artists in a position isolated from daily living." Thus, their works "...examine and criticize social and political mores..." from the perspective of "common experience". French translation included.
Catalogue: 72 pages, 30 black &white, 46 colour pictures
$10.95



THAT STILL PLACE...THAT PLACE STILL
WILLIAM MACDONNELL, LANDON MACKENZIE, DAVID MCMILLAN, EUGENE OUCHI

ISBN: 0-88953-260-5
NAM, 2003: Christine Sowiak

Four Canadian artists explore the themes of landscape, place, and history. Essay by Christine Sowiak, artist statements and CVs
Catalogue: 28 pages, 12 colour, 2 b/w illustrations
$9.95


TWELVE MODERN HOUSES 1945-1985


ISBN: 1-895176-72-7
NAM, 1995: Livesey, Mcmordie, Simmins

The essays of Graham Livesey, Michael McMordie and Geoffrey Simmins explore the modernist designs of 12 houses by Canadian Architects; Aharp, Thompson &Berwick; Pratt; Affleck; Thom; Cardinal; Moriyama; Markson; Parkin and Patkau. Drawn from the collection of The Canadian Architectural Archives.
Catalogue: 63 pages, B&W illustrations and photos.
no longer available



WILLIAM TOWNSEND IN ALBERTA


ISBN: 0-88953-040-8
NAM, 1982: Karyn Elizabeth Allen

Essay by curator Karyn Allen traces Townsend's development as a painter in England and his connection to the Banff School of Fine Arts in Alberta, with an emphasis on the abstract landscapes and cityscapes that he painted while in Canada.
Catalogue:29 pages, 9 black &white, 14 colour pictures
$5.00



TYRO


NAM, 1995: The Department of Art Graduates, 1995

This 2 part catalogue documents the 1995 Department of Art graduating students exhibition. Forward by Eric Cameron, head, Department of Art.
Catalogue packaged in a CD jewel box, over 70 colour illustrations.
no longer available



RICHARD YATES: STORM OF DOUBTS


NAM, 1992: Katherine Ylitalo

A retropective of the etchings and linocut prints of Ricahrd Yates from 1978 to 1988.
Pamphlet: 6 folded sides, 3 black and white illustrations
$1.00



BLUE


NAM, 1999: Christine Sowiak


A group exhibition that, as a means to consider the conceptual premises underlying a range of work by disparate artists, brought together work that displays a certain affinity for the colour blue. An eclectic cross-section of contemporary art in Canada, the exhibition was also a meditation on the significance of blue in the world. Exhibition included Anne Ramsden, Kelly Wood, Kevin Mazutinec, Brett Eveson, Guido Molinari, David Janzen and James Slingerland.
Brohure: 16 pages, 7 colour pictures
no longer available



TED GODWIN: THE TARTAN YEARS


ISBN: 0-88953-233-8
NAM, 1999: Ann Davis, Ted Godwin, Andrew J. Oko


Following the period recognized as "The Regina Five" years, throughout which Godwin gained national and international recognition for his abstract paintings, Ted developed a refined and innovative style of painting through which he sought to make sense of the world. What became known as his "Tartan" works ­ generally acknowledged to be some of the artist's strongest works ­ the paintings from this period framed the artist's personal investigations and expressions through the ordered tartan pattern. The catalogue contains essays by exhibition curator Ann Davis, and Andrew J. Oko, as well as a memoir by Ted Godwin.
catalogue: 64 pages, 13 colour, 4 b/w pictures
Hard Cover with original print - $100.00
Soft Cover - $10.00


THE AITKENS COLLECT


NAM, 1998, Elizabeth Clark, John R. C. Aitken


The growth of a permanent collection of art can be dependant upon the generosity and astute judgment of those individuals and corporations who chose to share their collections of art with the public, through donation to galleries and museums. The Nickle honoured one such benefactors through this exhibition, Mr. John Aitken and his wife Catherine. Over the course of several years, they have enlarged the scope, depth, and breadth of the Nickle's collection through the donation of their collection of contemporary Calgary art.
brochure: 1 pages (6 sides), 2 colour, 1 b/w pictures
$1.00


CALGARY MODERN 1947 ­ 1967


ISBN 0-88953-237-0
NAM, 2000: Geoffrey Simmons, Gerald L. Forseth, Robert M. Stamp, M. Jane Kondo, R. Douglas Gilmor, Jeremy Sturgess


The exhibition examined the built architecture in Calgary between the Second World War and Canada's Centennial, along with the larger context in which those buildings were constructed, using a multi-disciplinary approach that incorporated views of the art, history, economics, politics and social mores of the time. The catalogue contains essays that investigate concepts of Modernism and architecture through the suburban modern, and workplace, education, worship, institutional and home environments.
catalogue: 48 pages, 51 b/w illustrations
$9.95


MONEY/L'ARGENT


ISBN 0-88953-241-9
NAM, 2000: Geraldine Chimirri-Russell, Ann Davis, Eugene Beaulieu, Sean Stokholm, James Black, Kelly Olson


This ambitious exhibition did not merely focus on coins, as many numismatic exhibitions do, but also examined the culture, history and mystique of money throughout the world as a social, cultural and aesthetic phenomena. The idea behind the exhibition started from the traditional conception of museum objects (coins), interpreted in new ways through theoretical vehicles not typically associated with numismatics ­ art, history, ethnology, archaeology, literature, economics, architecture, management, and popular culture.
120 pages, 34 colour 32 b/w illustrations, English/French
$14.95


JOHN WILL AIN'T PARALYZED YET


ISBN 0-88953-243-5


Since moving to Calgary from the United States in 1971 Will has become one of if not the central figure in the Calgary art community while also achieving national and international recognition for his work. Somehow, perhaps because of its range and complexity, an inclusive or comprehensive description of John Will's art has remained elusive. This exhibition sought to gather together disparate parts of Will's production in print paint video assemblage and performance to look at the functions of humour satire and irony in the work along with his more objective almost documentary work that takes apart the many facets (from the ridiculous to the terrifying) of North American culture. The show included works from definable series in Will's production including two new serial works produced for this exhibition Sixty Years of Hell and Forty Years of Purgatory in order to dismantle the apparent simplicity of Will's work to reveal the complex strategies and investigations at work within. Curator Christine Sowiak contributed an essay to the catalogue as did guest writer Jeffrey Spalding. curatorial assistant Charlene McNichol assembled the artist's chronology and more than 25 "invited" guests added their "testimonials" including Vikky Alexander Giselle Amantea Jack Anderson Rebecca Belmore Chris Cran Jeff Funnell Aurora Landin Alan MacKay Rita McKeough Shelley Oullette Robert Milthorp and Peter White.
36 colour, 33 b/w images
$9.95


SERIES
AMY GOGARTY: L'ARBRE DE DIDEROT


NAM, 1999: Diana Sherlock


An installation by Calgary artist Amy Gogarty, in which Gogarty inserted her own meticulously crafted and archived paintings (drawn from 16th and 17th century European sources) into the context of a university gallery. The paintings joined with the material culture of several branches of learning, borrowed from across the university campus. The installation was both a manifestation and a questioning of the logic of Diderot's schematic 'tree' of knowledge, the encyclopedic categorization of human knowledge, in order to explore the systems of learning.
brochure: 6 pages, 2 b/w images
$1.00
no longer available


SERIES
M.N. HUTCHINSON: VISTARAMA 7


NAM, 1999: John Will, Christine Sowiak


Photographer and media artist M. N. "Hutch" Hutchinson has been producing innovative and conceptually rich work in Calgary and Banff for more than a decade, and was recently included in the Alberta Biennial of Contemporary Art. Hutch produced a new body of work for this exhibition, panoramic photographs that create views of more than 360°. The images, populated with characters created and enacted by the artist, are complex scenarios that are at once an analysis of narrative and outright lies. Two essays are included in the exhibition brochure.
brochure: 8 pages, 3 b/w images
$1.00
no longer available


 

SERIES
SANDRA VIDA: KITCHEN FREEDOM


NAM, 2000: Christine Sowiak


Sandra Vida's installation combined video, collage, audio, sculpture and kitchen stoves in examining issues surrounding the space of the kitchen as it defines and is defined by women's roles ­ archaic, historic and contemporary. Vida used as her starting point, a series of radio programmes hosted by her mother Betty Gibb in the early 1940s, titled The Voice the Brings You Kitchen Freedom. The installation looked at ways in which images and representations of women are governed by conventions and economics, suggesting that women's lived experience can also incorporate more powerful and liberating images.
brochure: 6 pages, 2 b/w images
$1.00
no longer available


SERIES
SHELLEY OUELLET: WISH YOU WERE HERE

NAM, 2001: Christine Sowiak

Shelley Ouellet's installation of three beaded curtains represent three significant geographies of Canada: the Saguenay River in Quebec, Niagara Falls on the border between Ontario and New York State, and Lake Louise in Banff National Park. Moving East to West, the images derive respectively from paintings by Lucius O'Brian (Sunrise on the Saguenay, 1880), Frederick Edwin Church (Niagara, 1857) and Frederic Marlett Bell-Smith (Morning at Lake Louise, 1889).
brochure: 6 pages, 3 b/w images
$1.00
no longer available


SERIES
MIREILLE PERRON: LES BELLES RATOUREUSES/THE BEAUTIFUL PRANKSTERS


NAM, 2000: Christine Sowiak


A witty and complex installation, Les Belles Ratoureuses was a stunning exhibition that exemplified Perron's keen ability to combine humour, art history, feminist theory and personal narrative.
brochure: 8 pages, 6 b/w images
$1.00
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SERIES
STEVEN NUNODA: INVISIBLE WATERFALL


NAM, 2001: Paul Woodrow


This is the fifth of our Series exhibitions featuring the work of local artists approaching "mid career." Steve Nunoda's delicate installations often invoke cross-cultural references by bringing the viewer into close contact with the various elements of the installations. Invisible Waterfall, a reference to an integral element of a Zen Garden, references not only Japanese cultural elements but North American icons (such as Niagara Falls) as well.
brochure: 8 pages, 4 b/w images
$1.00
no longer available