I had an interesting French Artist to see me this summer brings together new research concerning the French/Austrian artist Wolfgang Paalen (1905–1959) and the great Canadian modernist Emily Carr (1871–1945), who both dedicated their most productive years to what Paalen called “the direct visualization of the forces which move our body and mind.” Esteemed scholar Colin Browne tells the story of how both artists met in Victoria, BC, in 1939, and how the creative vision of each one expanded in reaction to the landscape and the monumental art of the Northwest Coast First Nations.
Published in conjunction with I had an interesting French Artist to see me this summer: Emily Carr and Wolfgang Paalen in British Columbia, an exhibition organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery, curated by Colin Browne and presented July 1 to November 13, 2016.
Essay by Colin Browne80 pages
8.8 x 7.7 inches
Vancouver Art Gallery and Figure 1 Publishing