Will Gorlitz: nowhere if not here

Will Gorlitz: nowhere if not here

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Overview

Will Gorlitz: nowhere if not here examines the art, background, and theoretical concerns of contemporary Canadian artist Will Gorlitz. Appreciated especially for his painting and drawing, Gorlitz produces imaginative and highly visual artwork that is further distinguished by its fundamentally restructured and critically extended approach to representational painting. With differing emphases from several contributing writers, this book identifies the contexts, methodologies, and motivations that comprise the artist’s practice over the past 25 years.

The book is published in conjunction with a major circulating survey exhibition of Gorlitz’s work organized by Allan MacKay for the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery in partnership with the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre.

Co-published with the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781554580491
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
Publication date: 05/21/2009
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Bruce W. Ferguson is a cultural theorist who works both in academic institutions and more broadly initiates cultural interventions. He is currently the Director of F.A.R. (Future Arts Research), Phoenix, Arizona.


Art historian Peggy Gale was one of the first people to write about artists’ video in Canada. She has held positions at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Canada Council, Art Metropole and elsewhere. Since 1974 she has also been an active independent curator and writer specializing in artists’ video and media/ time-based works. She has published extensively in museum catalogues, anthologies and magazines in Canada and abroad. In 2006 Peggy Gale was among the winners of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts.


Jeffrey Spalding is a curator, critical writer, and an artist. He is currently CEO and President of the Glenbow Museum and received the Order of Canada in 2008.


David Urban is an artist, an independent curator, and a critical writer.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents for
Will Gorlitz: nowhere if not here by Bruce W. Ferguson, Peggy Gale, Jeffrey Spalding, and David Urban

Foreword | Allan MacKay, KW/AG

Acknowledgements | Alf Bogusky, KW/AG

Where There Is a Will There Is a Way | Bruce W. Ferguson

Colour Plates

Haptics | Peggy Gale

Heart, HEAD, Hand: Adrift on a Sea of Words | Jeffrey Spalding

The Bird Machine and the Glory of the Real | David Urban

Appendix One: List of Works

Appendix Two: Curriculum Vitae

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