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Peter Powning (English/French)

Peter Powning (English/French)

192 pages
Published:   November 17, 2020
Non-Fiction  /  Art & Architecture
Hardcover:   9781773101927    $45.00
Published by Goose Lane Editions with Beaverbrook Art Gallery

"I start with an original object, break it, and transform parts of the piece into other materials. These pieces gather meaning and explanation as I work with them."

Peter Powning is simultaneously referred to as a sculptor and a ceramist, but his art does not fit easy categorization, incorporating and combining elements from one medium into another. His work challenges the viewer to reconsider the object, its form, and its function. This inventiveness has resulted in numerous exhibitions, awards, and commissions for public art sculptures throughout Canada.

Featuring 175 full-colour images of Powning’s work along with essays by curators and critics, Peter Powning celebrates the career of one of Canada’s finest visual artists and accompanies a major retrospective exhibition organized by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.
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John Leroux is an award-winning art historian, curator, and architect. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from McGill University and a Master of Arts in Art History from Concordia University and is currently the Manager of Collections and Exhibitions at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. He is the author of thirteen books including Building New Brunswick and The Lost City.


"A pleasure to read, and the perfect coffee table book to showcase inventive New Brunswick art." — [EDIT]

"The book is much more than a usual exhibition catalogue: its bilingual text and images of the work, most photographed by Powning himself, offer a rare, intimate glimpse into a life devoted to the pursuit of a multi-disciplined practice." — Carol Bruneau, Billie

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