John Hall: Travelling Light


John Hall: Travelling Light


28 × 23 cm | 9 × 11 in
110 ills | 144 pages

Contributors: Alexandra Haeseker, Liz Wylie

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Covering over four decades of work, John Hall: Travelling Light is an exquisitely illustrated retrospective on one of Canada's most established contemporary artists. Hall's hyperreal paintings can be seen as a thoughtful and unassuming exploration of contemporary urban life.

Having trained for four years in Alberta, Hall spent half of each year in Mexico from 1988 to 1999. At times he worked closely with fellow artist and friend Alexandra Haeseker, who has contributed to the publication with an eloquent and vividly evocative text describing their years together in Mexico. Liz Wylie, curator at the Kelowna Art Gallery, examines in her text Hall's artistic practice chronologically, placing a special emphasis on his relationship to photography. Having first avoided the medium, Hall later grew to embrace digital photography and image manipulation as aids in producing his work.