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Goose Lane and AGNS Launch New Books

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Goose Lane Editions and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Launch New Books on Two of Nova Scotia’s Premier Artists

February 25, 2012 – HALIFAX, NS – Goose Lane Editions and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia are proud to announce the official launch of two gorgeous art books that encapsulate the mastery of form and uniqueness of style of two of Nova Scotia’s best-known artists.


Jacques Hurtubise has long been at the forefront of Canada’s art scene, operating in the territory between abstract expressionism and the lineage of grand-format, hard-edge painting of the 1960s. Once dubbed the “Enfant terrible of the Quebec Art Scene,” Hurtubise’s spunky abstracts and intensely kinetic works pulse with energy. This lavishly illustrated bilingual volume captures the key works of an immensely impressive career, many of which have never before been brought together in a major exhibition or publication. Jacques Hurtubise has been designed to accompany a major national touring exhibition that opened at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in May 2011 and tours to the Musée d’art de Joliette in May 2012.


David Askevold: Once Upon a Time in the East takes readers on an eclectic journey into the work of one of the most influential artists of his generation through the various media of Askevold’s pioneering practice — sculpture and installation, film and video, photography and photo-text works, and digital imagery. As Ray Cronin writes in his essay, “The work stays with you because of its overwhelming power. Like the memory of a dream at the instant of waking.” This stunning book features reproductions of many of Askevold’s works of art in many media, and accompanies an exhibition that is scheduled to travel to the Art Gallery at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown on March 17, and to the Armory Centre for the Arts, Pasadena on July 8, and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax from May 18 to Sept 8, 2013.



Jacques Hurtubise and David Askevold: Once Upon a Time in the East will be officially launched on:

Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 12:00 Noon; Media pre-show at 11:30

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; 1723 Hollis Street; Halifax, NS


Hosted by Carmen Klassen of CBC’s Close to Home

Carmen will be hosting a Q&A with editors and curators Sarah Fillmore and David Diviney about their work on the books, and the importance of these vital Canadian artists.



Art Gallery of Nova Scotia: Donna Wellard | Cell 902.483-2019 | gov.ns.ca

Goose Lane Editions: Corey Redekop | (888) 926.8377 | gooselane.com

High-res book cover and author image files are available at www.gooselane.com.

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