Engaging in a dialogue with the work of eminent British Columbia artist Emily Carr, Vancouver-based painter Landon Mackenzie’s Wood Chopper and the Monkey presents a selection of landscape paintings by the two artists that collectively span over 100 years. Taking its title from images in their works, the exhibition situates the wood chopper as a figure through which one may reconsider the shifting role of the artist over the last century and the monkey as an emblem of the sense of loss and whimsy that is rarely discussed in relation to Carr’s work.
This publication explores the conception of the exhibition and features a full-colour, fold-out centrefold; an introduction by Grant Arnold; an interview with Mackenzie by Arnold and a text by renowned Emily Carr scholar Gerta Moray.
Emily Carr and Landon Mackenzie: Wood Chopper and the Monkey accompanies the exhibition organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, curated by Grant Arnold and presented from September 20, 2014 to April 6, 2015.
Edited by Grant Arnold
Essays by Grant Arnold, Landon Mackenzie and Gerta Moray
8 x 10.5 inches
34 colour and 2 black and white illustrations
Vancouver Art Gallery