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Spencer, Sam (1992)
Dunlop Art Gallery's retrospective exhibition brought together, for the first time, Spencer's remarkable body of work for public presentation. Sam Spencer's iconic woodcarvings incorporate imagery from popular culture, religious faith and the natural world. During the 1970s, a small number of artists and curators encountered these works in the living room of the artist's Saskatoon home. At the Dunlop the carvings were installed in a room-like setting that resembled the configuration of Sam Spencer's living room. The publication documents this unusual installation. As well, it includes a biographical essay by Suzanne Probe and a critical essay by Michael D. Hall that contextualizes Spencer's production in relation to modernism, popular culture and stereotypes of Canadian identity.
Curator: Suzanne Probe
Description: 24 pages; 9 b&w, 5 colour illustrations
Essay: Suzanne Probe, Michael D. Hall
Retail Price: $10.00
Wholesale Price: $7.50
RPL Call Number: 730.92 HALL