Douglas & McIntyre
Black Ice

Book details:

February 2011
ISBN 978-1-77162-057-4
Paperback - Trade
10" x 9 1/2"
224 pages
115 colour illustrations
Art / Canadian ART015040
$45.00 CAD

Douglas & McIntyre

Black Ice

David Blackwood Prints of Newfoundland

A lush tribute to both an iconic Newfoundland artist and the vibrant culture his work depicts.

Canadian artist David Blackwood has been telling stories about Newfoundland in the form of epic visual narratives for the past 30 years. His stories draw on childhood memories, dreams, superstitions, the oral tradition and the political realities of the community on Bonavista Bay, where he was born and raised. His collection of works has created an iconography of Newfoundland that is as universal as it is personal, as mythic as it is rooted in reality, and as timeless as it is linked to specific events.

Black Ice—a comprehensive and sumptuously illustrated retrospective—features over 70 prints spanning 40 years of the artist’s work and features essays by Blackwood, Michael Crummey, Sean Cadigan and the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Dr. Katharine Lochnan. It also features essays by scholars based in Canada and Ireland, including an essay on the environment by Dr. Martin Feely, Head of Earth Sciences at the National University of Ireland in Galway (in collaboration with Dr. Derek Wilton, Department of Earth Sciences, Memorial University) and an article on mumming by Caoimhe Ni Shuilleabhain.

The Rooms, St. John's, Newfoundland, June 9th to Sept 9th, 2012

About the Author

David Blackwood

David Blackwood

William Gough

David Milne Watercolours

David Milne Watercolours

Katharine Lochnan

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