Brian Jungen has been celebrated for transforming basic consumer items into evocative objects, rich with humor and meaning. A member of the Doig River band of the Dunne-za Nation, he uses unexpected materials to challenge the influence ethnography has in forming cultural identity. The first survey of his work, the book features essays from respected curators, plus an inter...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published September 16th 2005 by Douglas & McIntyre
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Apr 11, 2013 thegift rated it 4 of 5 stars
‘writing about music is like dancing about architecture’ someone says. but this is very good in placing, recalling, understanding just what I like about jungen’s sculptural work: aside from just aesthetic appreciation, is it inflected by his use of materials and creation of artistic work, from other, common, uncommon use of things like running shoes and patio chairs? who knows. like his work.
Daina Augaitis is Chief Curator/Associate Director at the Vancouver Art Gallery. She has edited anthologies and written numerous catalogue essays and articles. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.More about Daina Augaitis...