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EVERETT SOOP: JOURNALIST, CARTOONIST, ACTIVIST
ISBN: 978-0-88953-314-1
NAM, 2007: Geraldine Chimirri-Russell, Dr. Heather Devine
Forward by Dr. Ann Davis; Preface by Dr. Heather Devine; Essays by Louis Soop, Hugh A. Dempsey, Dr. Cora Voyageur, Dr. Heather Devine, and Everett Soop.
The catalogue and exhibition celebrate the life and work of Everett Soop (1943–22004), one of Canada’s first aboriginal journalists and editorial cartoonists. Born on the Blood (Kainai) Reserve in 1943, he attended school in Cardston before attending the Alberta College of Art, Brigham Young University and the University of Lethbridge. In 1968, he joined the Kainai News as an editorial journalist and columnist.
Catalogue: 73 pages, 41 colour illustrations, 6 black and white photographs
$10.00

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SENSE OF PLACE: A CATALOGUE OF ESSAYS

ISBN: 978-0-88953-284-7
NAM, 2005: Ann Davis and Beverly Sandalack, Editors
Essays by Brian R. Sinclair, Beverly A. Sandalack, Mathew Zachariah, Patricia Tarr, Deb Nettesheim, Katherine Bourke, Ann Davis, Robert W. Sandford, Ainsley and Davidson & James Sloan.
As a means of helping to mark the occasion of the Centennial of the Province of Alberta, a celebration of Sense of Place was conceived. It consisted of an exhibition and several publications, including this catalogue of essays.
Catalogue and essay collection: 107 pages, 16 colour illustrations
$12.50

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SMOTHER: SUZANNE FRANKS
ISBN: 978-0-889563-316-5
NAM, 2007: Christine Sowiak
Forward by Dr. Ann Davis, Essays by Amy Gogarty and Christine Sowiak, Photos by M.N. Hutchinson
Smother is an installation of sculptural works by Calgary artist Suzanne Franks. Inextricably bound to her experience of being a mother, the
works Fortress, Raft, Life Preserver, and the series Bug Suits explore
the parental obsession of keeping a child safe while also recognizing the inherent danger, if not seduction, of becoming an overly-protective
mother (i.e. smothering).
Catalogue: 44 pages, 18 colour illustrations
$5.00

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EASTEND: A COLLABORATIVE IMAGE+TEXT PROJECT
John Dean / Photography + Derek Besant / Curator
ISBN: 13:978-1-89638-005-2
John Dean, Derek Besant: 2007
Essay by Dr. Ann Davis, Curator’s notes by Derek Besant
Featuring the work of Calgary photographer John Dean, along with a narrative written by artist Derek Besant, BFA’73 and U of C’s 1999 Distinguished Alumni Award winner. Employing new digital technologies, EastEnd is a contemporary collaborative of 100 vivid black and white photographs that recount the past of Calgary’s east end community from 30 years ago.
Collaborative work: 209 pages, over 100 black and white photographs
$19.95

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EDITIONS & IMPRESSIONS: COLLECTORS AND THEIR
LOVE OF THE WORK OF L.M. MONTGOMERY

ISBN: 0-88953-279-6
Information Resources, University of Calgary, 2005: Mary McConnell, Dani Pahulje, Appolonia Steele, and Cameron Treleaven
Introducion by Mary McConnell, Short Essay by Cameron Treleaven.
A look at collector’s fascination with manuscripts and first editions by the famous Canadian author, L. M. Montgomery
Catalogue: 41 pages, 53 colour illustrations.
$9.95

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LINDA CARREIRO: AN APPENDIX TO THE HISTORY OF KNOWLEDGE
ISBN: n/a
NAM, 2007: Christine Sowiak
Essays by Travis Murphy and Christine Sowiak, Forward by Geraldine Chimirri-Russell.
An Appendix to the History of Knowledge, concentrates on a sort of originary double bind. In a series of works linked by common subject matter – language and human relations, truth and wordplay – Carreiro borrows from linquistic theory and philosophy to fashion an exploration in relationships between the world and the word.
Catalogue: 36 pages, 9 colour illustrations
$5.00

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PATTERNED PLEASURE: INTRODUCING THE JEAN AND MARIE ERIKSON COLLECTION
ISBN:978-0-88953-320-2
NAM, 2007: Michele Hardy
Essays by Ann Davis and Michele Hardy
In 2003 The Nickle Arts Museum receivedthe largest donation for the arts in the University of Calgary’s history. Dr Lloyd Erikson, Professor Emeritus in Anatomy at the University of Alberta and a long time collector of Oriental carpets, donated $1.5M to care for, research, and exhibit The Jean and Marie Erikson Collection currently on long-term loan to the Museum.
Catalogue: 81 pages, 60 colour illustrations.
$19.95

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ANCIENT PERU UNEARTHED
ISBN-13:978-0-88953-306-6
ISBN-10:0-88953-306-7
NAM, 2006

A fully illustrated, bilingual catalogue with essays by Curator Colleen Sharpe and renowned Archaeologists Dr. J Scott Ramon, Dr. Carlos Elera and Dr Izumi Shimada. Forward by Dr. Ann Davis, Director of the Nickle Arts Museum
Catalogue: 137 pages, 70 colour illustration, 120 black & white
$39.95

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

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 Ray 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

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

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

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

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  

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

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

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, whether 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


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