Road Trips and Other Diversions David Thauberger Book



This wonderfully illustrated casebound edition highlights the work of one of Canada's most important contemporary artists. David Thauberger's paintings, prints and ceramics are immediately recognizable for their iconic depictions of vernacular architecture, such as legion halls, false-front businesses, churches and houses. Whether working in patterned watercolors, flocked prints, ceramics, or taped and stenciled paintings, Thauberger straddles the line between industrial and handmade techniques, his extensive formal training counterbalanced by a rejection of the formal limitations of a fine art approach. Informed by popular culture, postcard imagery, folk art, and utopian urban planning concepts, his art practice combines a keen eye for popular idioms with an encyclopedic knowledge of twentieth-century art. Through his work Thauberger shows that Regionalism and Modernism are not always contradictory. Six original essays discuss a wide range of topics related to the artist's work, notably, the material and psychological richness of the Prairies as understood through his complex relationship to it. Published in conjunction with a major nationally touring retrospective exhibition, this first comprehensive overview of a remarkable career features 100 full-color reproductions of works created between 1971 and 2009, and a 30-minute documentary on DVD.

David Thauberger (b. 1948) has one of the most impressive exhibition histories among Canadian artists with works included in over 80 public and corporate collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, and Art Gallery of Ontario. His works have appeared on book covers from major publishers such as Oxford University Press, as well on award-winning Canadian stamps. David Thauberger lives and works in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Publisher Mendel Art Gallery, 2014. ISBN 9781896359847. Length 205 pages.

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