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In 2004, the Visual Arts Centre introduced a Publication Programme whose main objective is to provide accompanying catalogues for exhibitions held in our McClure Gallery. We work closely with artists, curators, as well as other galleries or institutions to provide a lasting visual documentation of the exhibition along with critical texts. All books/catalogues are bilingual and, when applicable, are distributed by ABC Art Books Canada both in Canada and internationally.


Pritchard lowres cover 268x300 PublicationsCadence – Lorraine Pritchard

36 pages (28 color reproductions)
french / english
ISBN: 978-098659338-3
McClure Gallery, 2013
available: McClure Gallery
$ 18.95 + tx


cover small 276x300 PublicationsEva Lapka – 10 Years / 10 Ans

58 pages (44 color reproductions)
french / english
ISBN: 978-098659337-9
McClure Gallery, 2013
available: McClure Gallery
$24.95 +tx


coverlowres 266x300 PublicationsCampane – Leopold Plotek

58 pages (30 color reproductions)
french / english
ISBN: 978-098659337-6
McClure Gallery, 2013
available: McClure Gallery
$24.95 +tx


CoverSorensen 150x150 PublicationsThe Ultimate Horizon – David Sorensen

60 pages (40 color reproductions)
french / english
ISBN: 978-098659335-2
McClure Gallery, 2013
available: McClure Gallery
$24.95 +tx


coverMiranaZuger 267x300 PublicationsVrtlar – Mirana Zuger

60 pages (49 color reproductions)
french / english
ISBN: 978-0-9865933-4-5
McClure Gallery, 2012
available: McClure Gallery
$24.95 +tx


CoverMcClure 267x300 Publicationsdrawings / dessin – Virginia McClure

76 pages (46 color reproductions)
french / english
ISBN: 978-0-9865933-3-8
McClure Gallery, 2012
available: McClure Gallery
$24.95 +tx


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Les palais inégaux – David Lafrance

28 pages (23 color reproductions)
french / english
ISBN: 978-0-9865933-2-1
McClure Gallery, 2012
available: McClure Gallery
$15


CoverAntoniettaGrassi Publications

Rococo – Antonietta Grassi

16 pages (14 color reproductions)
french / english
McClure Gallery, 2012
available: McClure Gallery
$12


cover Publications

Espace / Outer Space – Michael Merrill

60 pages (42 color reproductions)
french / english
McClure Gallery, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-9865933-1-4
available: McClure Gallery
$19.95 +tx


Coverweb Publications

Licence – Barbara Palca Dickstein

16 pages (16 color reproductions)
french / english
McClure Gallery, 2010
available: McClure Gallery
$12


gordon Publications

Métaphores en séries – Russell T. Gordon

Over Easy – Métaphores en séries offers a critical survey of the work of artist Russell T. Gordon, covering work from the early figurative paintings of the 70s with their California funk aesthetic to the elegant large abstractions such as Cost of Compliance completed in 2008. Published on the occasion of a major exhibition of the same title, the publication includes a curatorial text by Maurice Forget, C.M.and an in-depth interview between artist and curator exploring the influences and life experiences that shaped Gordon’s approach to artmaking. The publication includes 35 colour plates.

83 pages (35 color reproductions)
french / english
McClure Gallery, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-98659333-0-7
available: McClure Gallery
$24,95 +tx


fox book Publications

Refiguration – John Fox

John Fox / Refiguration explores the artist’s return to representation in the mid 1980s, after fifteen years of painting non-figurative images. While his recent work shows traces of the figurative motifs from his early career, this book defines his new approach to the themes of places and people. Fox uses colour as structure and metaphor, as shapes and spaces, to reveal the truths of painting – along with its pleasures and surprises. This publication includes over 60 colour plates of the artist’s later oil paintings, watercolours and drawings, with texts by well-known art historian Sandra Paikowsky and the artists Peter Krausz and Michael Smith. John Fox (b.1927) lived and worked in Montreal, with lengthy annual visits to Venice, Italy from the mid 1970s until his death there in 2008.

80 pages (61 color reproductions)
french / english
McClure Gallery, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-9734462-9-6
available: McClure Gallery
$24,95 +tx


wyse book Publications

Mexico Terrarium – Max Wyse

16 pages (10 color reproductions)
french / english
McClure Gallery, 2010
available: Out of stock
$12


horrorvacui book Publications

Horror Vacui

16 pages (12 color reproductions)
french / english
McClure Gallery, 2010
available: Out of stock
$12


shatilla book Publications

Defeating Victory – Ian Shatilla

16 pages (11 color reproductions)
french / english
McClure Gallery, 2010
available: MCCLURE gallery
$12


mcclure2 book Publications

the yellow painting – a memoir – virginia mcclure

Virginia McClure’s third publication, The Yellow Painting, a memoir, offers the reader a powerful, lyrical and courageous recounting of a life fully lived. The author shares her struggles to become an artist in her early years, her romances, the challenges of motherhood and the heart-rending experience of losing a child. Throughout her life, art proves to be a nurturing companion, a means through which she is able to come to terms with the many challenges she faces. The Yellow Painting also documents her early involvement with the Potter’s Club and her central role in transforming this small women’s pottery group into the Visual Arts Centre as it exists today. An inspiring read.

160 pages
english
McClure Gallery, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-9734462-8-9
available: McClure Gallery
$20


cbates book Publications

Out of Line – Catherine Bates

Exhibition catalogue for a duo venue exhibition (spring 2009) of the work of this well known Montreal artist. Out of Line: Rétrospective was held at Stewart Hall in Pointe Claire. The McClure Gallery exhibition, Out of Line : Monochromes, focused on the artist’s subdued palette in her exploration of the landscape, emphasizing the ‘drawing into paint’ and underlying formal abstraction of the work. Texts by Joyce Millar, Director and Curator, Stewart Hall Gallery and Victoria LeBlanc, Director of the McClure.

24 pages (7 color reproductions)
french / english
McClure Gallery, 2009
ISBN: 2-921440-17-2
available: McClure Gallery
$20


murphy book Publications

Dare to Draw – Sean Murphy

Full of informative anecdotes to accompany the intimate and personal drawings and watercolours, in particular the author’s travel sketches, as well as tidbits of advice for the beginner, this book is a call to anyone who has ever had the urge to draw. Murphy’s passion for what he calls his “second career” is an inspiration to anyone to grab a sketchbook, dare to draw and rediscover the world around us. Foreword by Alex Colville.

120 pages (100 color reproductions)
french / english
McClure Gallery, 2008
ISBN: 2-921440-17-2
available: McClure Gallery
$24,95 +tx


elliott book Publications

Chutes – David Elliott

Catalogue for the exhibition Chutes featuring David Elliot’s large format paintings, exhibited at McClure Gallery and Joyce Yahouda Gallery, winter 2009. Essays by James D. Campbell (eng) and Eric Simon (fr). Sentimental but spiked with dark humour, Elliot’s paintings are developed from small sculptural models. The works pull together images from diverse sources to create a playful and personal parallel universe at the same time as they investigate and push concerns of space and perspective.

16 pages (11 color reproductions)
french / english
McClure Gallery, 2009
available: Out of stock
$12


kayelis book Publications

A Brush with Nature – Elisabeth Galante / Kay Aubanel

Catalogue to accompany exhibition, A Brush with Nature, featuring watercolours by Galante and acrylic and oil works by Kay Aubanel. Both artists have been long time teachers in the Visual Arts Centre’s School of Art. Bilingual text by gallery director Victoria LeBlanc exploring the artists’ experiences painting en plein air amongst the woods and rivers of the Laurentians or the windy shores of Charlevoix.

16 pages (9 color reproductions)
french / english
McClure Gallery, 2008
available: McClure Gallery
$12


szilasi book Publications

Famille – Gabor Szilasi

Gabor Szilasi is a pioneer of art photography whose work has been exhibited throughout the world and featured in numerous publications. His black and white documentary photographs and portraiture are immediately recognizable for their complicity with the subject. Published on the occasion of Szilasi’s 80th birthday, this publication features a more personal side of the artist with family portraits taken over many years yet never before published or exhibited.

60 pages (34 reproductions)
french / english
McClure Gallery, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-9734462-5-8
available: McClure Gallery
$20


klunder book Publications

Amorphous Amoebae – Harold Klunder

This monograph offers a critical and biographical study of Canadian visual artist, Harold Klunder, focusing most specifically on paintings created between 1995 and 2007. Fifty colour images of artworks and documentary shots of the artist in his studio accompany the text. A discussion of Harold Klunder’s ambiguous position between abstraction and figuration, a brief history of his print-making, as well as an analysis of the artist’s compositional methodologies using the metaphor of the children’s string game – cat’s cradle – constitute the key themes of Campbell’s text. This publication asserts Klunder’s reputation as one of the country’s most accomplished and respected painters.

78 pages (50 color reproductions)
french / english
McClure Gallery, 2007
ISBN: 978-0-9734462-4-1
available: McClure Gallery
$24,95 + tx


mcclure book Publications

Green Jelly Beans – Virginia McClure

A book of poetry and monoprints by Virginia McClure on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition in the McClure Gallery marking the Centre’s sixtieth anniversary. As an early member of The Potter’s Club, the Centre’s original name, Virginia McClure was a talented and successful ceramic artist. She has gone on to develop as a multimedia artist and poet. This is her second publication of poems.

85 pages (13 color reproductions)
foreword french / english poetry in english
McClure Gallery, 2006
ISBN: 0-9734462-3-4
available: McClure Gallery
$20


heward book Publications

Figure and Ground – Ross Heward

The first monograph dedicated to the œuvre of expatriate Canadian painter Ross Heward. Working in a figurative style since 1964, Heward’s studies of the female nude are rendered on fabrics the artist acquires in flea markets and fabric shops near his home in the south of France. The use of brightly patterned articles of clothing, aprons and table cloths as backdrops for his portraits subverts the usual figure/ground dynamic and opens the work to a larger interpretation. Subtitled “With a Brief Sketch of the Life and Work of His Aunt Prudence Heward”, the publication’s essay makes connections between the work of Ross Heward with that of one of Canada’s most significant mid-20th century artists. Campbell provides a wealth of artistic, philosophical and historical information on the genesis and pertinence of the work of Ross Heward.

92 pages (14 color reproductions)
french / english
McClure Gallery, 2005
ISBN: 0-9734462-2-6
available: McClure Gallery
$30 + tx


susanscott book Publications

Les Enfants Terrible – Susan Scott

Catalogue to accompany Susan G. Scott’s exhibition, Les enfants terribles (a painter’s narrative) which toured in several venues across Canada following the McClure exhibition. Scott, a significant figurative painter in the Montreal community for four decades, created a series of wall drawings as well as impasto paintings of highly charged hues that engaged with the psychlogical mood of Jean Cocteau’s early modernist fable.. Displayed sketchbooks also provided access to the artist’s creative process in developing this body of work. Text by Jon Bordo. Afterword by Victoria LeBlanc.

28 pages (13 color reproductions)
french / english
McClure Gallery, 2004
ISBN: 0-9734462-0-x
available: McClure Gallery
$8