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Joe Fafard

February 2008

“Quietly, Saskatchewan’s diminutive Joe Fafard has evolved into a giant among Canadian artists. The idiosyncratic sculptor with a special penchant for horses and cows… is that rare breed – an artist beloved by both the public and the critics. Just how good Fafard is – very good indeed – is evident in a retrospective show that captures the essence of his 45-year career.”

Western Living, Feb 5, 2008
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Joe Fafard

January 2008

When Fafard was asked: “What’s with all the cows, anyway?” He replied: “They’re not cows. They’re fellow earthlings. They’re creatures we have been associated with for many thousands of years. …In summation: Cows have allowed humans to ‘evolve’ so they can stop worrying about securing the next meal and, instead, pursue more ‘intellectual’ activities.”

Ottawa Citizen, Jan 26, 2008
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Joe Fafard

January 2008

“Heath deftly navigates the reader through Fafard’s education… [and] the book features a number of high quality colour photographs of the artist’s sculptures and paintings. The photographs of Fafard’s iconic ceramic cows and bulls and his human subjects really capture the idea of telling a small story.”

ArtScape Magazine, Jan 22, 2008
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Joe Fafard

Joe Fafard

December 2007

“…an affectionate, yet candid, celebration of the life and work of the prairie artist whose lifelike clay and metal sculptured portraiture has garnered him a national reputation.”

Kingston-Waterloo Record, Dec 15, 2007
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Joe Fafard

Joe Fafard

December 2007

“The story of his life is ably told by Terrence Heath, longtime friend of the artist and clear-sighted observer of his times. It’s a tale of a small-town kid with old-fashioned ideas working toward national celebrity, and it is illuminating.”

Victoria Times-Colonist, Dec 9, 2007
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Joe Fafard

Joe Fafard

October 2007

“Joe Fafard… combines biography, full-colour photographs of extraordinary works, and a comprehensive overview of Canadian art, a background from which to understand the work of this gifted artist.”

Chronicle Herald, Oct 21, 2007
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Joe Fafard

Joe Fafard

October 2007

“Terrence Heath’s story of Joe Fafard’s experience, and more particularly of his life as a work in progress, is exemplary in its direct and sympathetic presentation of his friend; the publishers have provided an astonishing visual narrative of that same story as told by Joe himself.”

Ornamentum Magazine, Oct 1, 2007
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