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The garden of art : Vic Cicansky, sculptor /
Don Kerr.
imprint
Calgary : University of Calgary Press, 2004.
description
viii, [2], 160 p. : ill. (some col.), ports.
ISBN
1552381226
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Book
Holdings
Subjects
personal subject
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series title
imprint
Calgary : University of Calgary Press, 2004.
isbn
1552381226
catalogue key
5427455
 
Includes bibliographical references.
A Look Inside
Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
City of Saskatoon Book Award, CAN, 2005 : Won
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2005-07-01:
Kerr's book about Victor Cicansky chronicles both his personal life, growing up the son of Romanian immigrants, and his professional life, which spans some 40 years as an artist and teacher. A native of western Canada, Cicansky was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, and has taught at the University of Regina for more than 20 years. This generously illustrated publication serves as an introduction to Cicansky's humorous and offbeat works of art influenced by childhood memories and his years as a student at the University of California, Davis, studying with Robert Arneson. Kerr points to the Surrealist overtones that color the majority of Cicansky's odd juxtapositions of fruit, furniture, faces, and a variety of other commonly found objects that populate the artist's world. Kerr's informal and informative observations of the artist's methods, both concrete and conceptual, document Cicansky's process of making art. The accompanying text is drawn largely from interviews with the artist in his studio. A list of works reproduced in the publication is included, along with a chronology of Cicansky's solo exhibitions. A selected list of group exhibitions and an index would have been useful additions. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. General readers; lower-division undergraduates through graduate students. K. C. Lonbom Illinois State University
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Choice, July 2005
Reference & Research Book News, May 2006
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Summaries
Main Description
Elegant, surreal, erotic, ecological, autobiographical, perpetual, populist, comic! These are the words that describe the work of noted Regina sculptor Victor Cicansky. The book celebrates the voice, life, and art of this prolific prairie-based artist. Nature, tamed or wild, informs everything he makes; worlds we recognise with pleasure, where cabbages are kings. This book is written in a style that is informed yet not overburdened with critical analysis, allowing the art to speak for itself.
Main Description
Elegant, surreal, erotic, ecological, autobiographical, perpetual, populist, comic! These are the words that describe the work of noted Regina sculptor Victor Cicansky. The book celebrates the voice, life, and art of this prolific prairie-based artist. Nature, tamed or wild, informs everything he makes; worlds we recognize with pleasure, where cabbages are kings. This book is written in a style that is informed yet not overburdened with critical analysis, allowing the art to speak for itself.
Main Description
Elegant, surreal, erotic, ecological, autobiographical, perpetual, populist, comic! These are the words that describe the work of noted Regina sculptor Victor Cicansky. The book celebrates the voice, life, & art of this prolific prairie-based artist. Nature, tamed or wild, informs everything he makes. worlds we recognise with pleasure, where cabbages are kings. This book is written in a style that is informed yet not overburdened with critical analysis, allowing the art to speak for itself.
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Kerr's book celebrates the voice, life, and art of this prolific prairie-based artist. Nature, tamed or wild, informs everything he makes; worlds we recognize with pleasure where cabbages are king. Written in a style that is informed yet not overburdened with critical analysis allows the art to speak for itself.

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