28 × 23 cm | 9 × 11 in 100 ills | 144 pages Paperback
Editor: Liz Wylie Contributors: Aaron Peck, Michael Turner, Ihor Holubizky
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Gary Pearson is an inventive and protean artist who works in a contemporary idiom, but in the vein of Northern Expressionism. Pearson has a dark sensibility, using mainly graphic, rather than painterly means in his work, which explore the human condition. The artist also produces large-scale drawings, and his restless creativity has led him to make videos as well, both fictional/conceptual and documentary.
Pearson has travelled widely, having participated in exhibitions and artist's residencies in New York, Berlin, Norway, Poland, Mexico and Australia. When on the road or at residencies, he generally works on paper and at a small scale, as well as writing in his journal. His small pieces later feed into large paintings once he is back in his Kelowna studio. An award-winning artist, Pearson has been Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna, Canada, since 1991.
Gary Pearson: Short Fictions includes texts on Pearson's work by Canadian writers Aaron Peck, Michael Turner and Liz Wylie (the curator of the major solo exhibition this book accompanies).There is also a transcription of an interview with the artist by internationally known Canadian writer and curator Ihor Holubizky.