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Author Name:    RHUDE, Steven.

Title:   Place Called Away : Living and Painting in Nova Scotia. Signed copy

Publisher:    Steven Rhude, Lunenburg, N.S., 2010, ISBN:9780986769900 

Seller ID:   95611

RHUDE, Steven. A Place Called Away : Living and Painting in Nova Scotia. Introduction by Dee Appleby. Photography by Garry Woodcock. Design by BarbaraWenyzel. (Lunenburg, N.S.: Steven Rhude, November 2010). First Printing. P p [i]-xv,1-147,(6). Illustrated. Index of Plates. Oblong 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. “Widely regarded in Nova Scotia as a valued artist for the last twenty years, Steven Rhude has steadily pursued his vision of vernacular imagery with an imposing strategy. Set in unconventional situations, Steven Rhude employs familiar coastal icons such as the maritime dory and lighthouse, to elbow his way into the viewers mental space. Once there, these objects seem isolated by the long shadow of urbanism, suggesting casualties of coastal life. Although based on real places, Rhude considers the settings in his paintings as fictitious - intended to evoke a cultural or political perspective. Aided by his use of realism and the modernist canon, Rhude's imagery can leave one wondering what the protagonist's strengths really are, and whether the object viewed has more than justutilitarian characteristics. Along with humour, a narrative is present in Rhude's work, and questions remain in the viewers mind like the residue of a ghostly presence.” - from the dj. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILL BE REQUIRED DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Very good in dustjacket. Signed without inscription by the Steven Rhude. 40.00


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