This publication is part of a project involving five Canadian arts institutions, each of which has shown one solo exhibitions based on the artist’s output over the past ten years. This collective effort will be the subject of a major monographic publication to be released in the summer of 2013. Written by the five curators of the exhibitions and guest contributors, it will present an original viewpoint on Gubash’s oeuvre over the past decade. The 2,500 copies of the catalogue will be distributed across Canada through the entire network of museums and galleries.
Gubash plays around with symbols, invents languages and fabricates signs. Under the deceptive appearances of what he shows us, he confuses our frames of reference and redraws the borderline between reality and fiction. The deconstruction and construction of narratives are strategies that allow the artist to examine his idea of the world, to explore the limits of his understanding of things and analyze his need to find answers, even if they are the wrong ones. At the end, if Gubash doesn’t provide an answer, it’s because he is seeking one.
Co-published by the Musée d’art de Joliette, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery,
the Carleton University Art Gallery, the Rodman Hall Art Centre, and the Southern Alberta Art Gallery.
192 pages, 80 Colour illustrations
28 x 20 cm, hardcover
Bilingual edition French-English