Who's Afraid of Purple, Orange and Green?


Who's Afraid of Purple, Orange and Green?


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

Contributors: Jennifer Matotek, Mark Cheetham, Jaleh Mansoor

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A comprehensive insight into the Dunlop Art Gallery’s critically acclaimed group exhibition of the same name, Who's Afraid of Purple, Orange and Green? brings together the work of artists across Canada using formalist aesthetics in ways that take new conceptual, narrative and aesthetic turns.

The 2014 exhibition explored how modernist legacies are revisited by contemporary, largely female, Canadian artists. The formalist aesthetics of the 1960s modernist movement, which included many Saskatchewan artists via the Emma Lake workshops, are now recognised by female Canadian artists at various stages of their careers—an interesting phenomenon given that, historically, female artists were typically excluded from intellectual discourse at the birth of the movement.

Fully illustrated with exhibition installation images, the publication also includes three critical essays—two commissioned and one from the exhibition's curator—that work to contextualise the movement in further detail..

Artists featured in the exhibition included Krista Buecking, Arabella Campbell, Jessica Eaton, Marie Lannoo, Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins, Luce Meunier, Sarah Nasby, Sasha Pierce, Jennifer Rose Sciarrino and Celia Perrin Sidarous.