The Resource Greg Curnoe : life & work, by Judith Rodger

Greg Curnoe : life & work, by Judith Rodger

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Greg Curnoe : life & work
Title
Greg Curnoe
Title remainder
life & work
Statement of responsibility
by Judith Rodger
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Greg Curnoe: Life & Work reveals how Greg Curnoe, the 1960s London, Ontario, artist and activist, galvanized nationalism by boldly creating iconic art about Canada when the prevailing trend was to draw inspiration from other places. Passionately and unapologetically Canadian, artist and activist Greg Curnoe (1936-1992) transformed his hometown of London, Ontario, into an important city for artistic production. Born in 1936, he strongly rejected the idea of moving to "the centre"--Toronto or New York--and spearheaded London Regionalism, a movement that focused on everyday life and turned away from the metropolitan mores of the 1960s and 1970s art scene. Greg Curnoe: Life & Work chronicles the artist's significant and provocative career and documents how his striking and brightly coloured painting, sculpture, video, and photography made a powerful imprint on this country's cultural landscape. It explores such milestones as Curnoe's founding of Region magazine and the Region Art Gallery in the early 1960s; the channelling of his political philosophy into the cacophony of the experimental musical ensemble the Nihilist Spasm Band; and his cultivating a passion for cycling, which became a central theme in his work from the 1970s onward. This book also considers Curnoe's formidable output and his documentation of daily experiences in a variety of media, influenced by Dada (with its emphasis on nihilism and anarchism), Canadian politics, and popular culture. Despite Curnoe's untimely demise--in 1992 when he was fatally hit by a truck while riding his bike--he changed artmaking in Canada with his anti-establishment and nationalist politics and by bringing regional artists into political discourse. He is remembered for his luminous depictions that often incorporate text to support his strong patriotism (sometimes expressed as anti-Americanism) as well as his activism in support of Canadian artists
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CaOAUW
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Rodger, Judith
Dewey number
759.11
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • photographs
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Art Canada Institute
Series statement
The Canadian art library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Curnoe, Greg
  • Curnoe, Greg
  • Painters
Target audience
adult
Label
Greg Curnoe : life & work, by Judith Rodger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Biography -- Key works -- Significance & critical issues -- Style & technique -- Sources & resources -- Where to see
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
143 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781487101794
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs and portraits (chiefly colour)
System control number
  • 470500
  • (HPL)323673
  • 470500
Label
Greg Curnoe : life & work, by Judith Rodger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Biography -- Key works -- Significance & critical issues -- Style & technique -- Sources & resources -- Where to see
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
143 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781487101794
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, photographs and portraits (chiefly colour)
System control number
  • 470500
  • (HPL)323673
  • 470500

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