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Author Name:    LIVINGSTON, Alex GARVEY, Susan Gibson

Title:   Alex Livingston : Paintings 1985-2005.

Publisher:    Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, 2005, ISBN:0770327338 

Seller ID:   100078

(LIVINGSTON, Alex). Alex Livingston : Paintings 1985-2005. Curated by SusanGibson Garvey. Dalhousie Art Gallery, 11 March to 15 May 2005. (Halifax : Dalhousie Art Gallery, 2005). Pp (5),6-40. Illustrated with over 35 reproduction & details, most in colour. Square 8vo, illustrated red card covers. Acatalogue of an exhibition of paintings by Alex Livingston, born (1958) in Kingston Ontario, received a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and D esign and an MA in Fine Arts from the Chelsea College of Art and Design in London, England. With Susan Gibson Garvey's essay, ""All the fecund busyness of earth..." “Alex Livingston’s work is rife with dualities, oppositions and contrasts - of representation and abstraction, of the natural and human-made worlds, of the microcosm and the macrocosm, of all-over patternings and the single iconic image, of land and water, of the tiny and the titanic,of multiple small canvases and singular large ones. It is this tension bet ween extremes, rhythmically cycling through Livingston’s work over the years, that indicates the scope and liveliness of his ongoing immersion in the conundrum of contemporary painting.” (p. 10). Very good. 12.50


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