Brian Jungen: Friendship Centre (Hardcover)

Brian Jungen: Friendship Centre By Kitty Scott (Editor), Candice Hopkins (Contributions by), Gerald McMaster (Contributions by), Ken Lum (Contributions by), Yasmin Nurming-Por (Contributions by) Cover Image
By Kitty Scott (Editor), Candice Hopkins (Contributions by), Gerald McMaster (Contributions by), Ken Lum (Contributions by), Yasmin Nurming-Por (Contributions by)
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Examining the career of Indigenous artist Brian Jungen, this gorgeously illustrated book highlights his ability to transform everyday objects into extraordinary sculpture.

Born in the remote northern community of Fort St. John, British Columbia to an Indigenous mother and a Swiss-Canadian father, Brian Jungen's dual heritage often provides the themes and subject matter for his work. Over the past twenty years, he has created an extensive and imaginative body of sculpture using repurposed material. This book looks at over 80 sculptures, drawings, and film stills, from whale skeletons composed of white plastic chairs and gas cans decorated with floral bead-work designs to totem pole-like forms constructed out of golf bags and Northwest Coast masks made out of repurposed sneakers. The book also includes a selection of archival materials including photographs, images of the artist working, unrealized works, and research pictures. Essays, an interview with the artist, and a timeline round out this generously illustrated book that details Jungen's deep material explorations which highlight a long history of inequality, a concern for the environment, and a profound commitment to Indigenous ways of knowing and making.

Published with the Art Gallery of Ontario

About the Author

KITTY SCOTT is the Carol and Morton Rapp Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783791359281
ISBN-10: 3791359282
Publisher: Prestel
Publication Date: June 28th, 2019
Pages: 216
Language: English