by Sarah Milroy
hard cover, 191 pages
McMichael Canadian Art Collection and Figure.1 Publishing, 2022
Printed and bound in Canada
Glossy fruit piles, flower beds in bloom, floating cabbages, kitchen chairs festooned with blossoms, and night skies studded with stars: Gathie Falk has produced a world of wonders in her more than sixty years of art making. Her paintings, sculptures, performances, and sculptural installations express a deeply personal way of seeing, exalting the everyday in works redolent of ceremony and tinged with the legacies of Surrealism and Pop art. The myriad strands of Falk’s rampant imagination are brought together in this triumphant look back at the creative life well-lived, and the mystery that lies ahead.
Including essays by McMichael Chief Curator Sarah Milroy, Vancouver curator and writer Daina Augaitis, artists Liz Magor and Landon Mackenzie, writer Nancy Tousley, and art historians John Geoghegan and Jocelyn Anderson.