John Greer: Hard Thought
2019 / Canadian Art, Biography, Artists / $21.95
9781554471980 / Trade paper / 64 pp
A Gaspereau Field Guide to Canadian Artists: No. 4
When John Greer (b. 1944) started teaching sculpture at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in the 1970s, the college was fast becoming one of the incubators of the emerging international Conceptual Art movement. From his early experiments in conceptual sculpture, Greer’s artistic practice shifted to re-engage with traditional sculptural forms and techniques, re-imagining them in a way that would make him a pivotal figure in contemporary sculpture in Canada. In his essay, Ray Cronin recounts the arc of Greer’s career, demonstrating how Greer’s work refreshes and extends our understanding of the language of sculpture and the way in which thought might be made manifest in material.
Greer View Mirror, 2017 An exhibition of works from the Isaac's Gallery years at the
Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
from September 30th, 2017 to January 14th, 2018!
Xchange - signing of the first two photographic editions of Paper Money! Available for 1/3 of the price of the originals and printed in super high quality in a small edition! Please send an e-mail if you are interested in these!
Unveiled on October 24th, this sculpture by John Greer is an edition to the McMurtry Gardens of Justice. It is located in downtown Toronto. Fabricated in Italy by Mauro Marmi, realized by Intercontinental Sculpture Inc., installed by Finbarr's Masonry Inc.
JUNE 18th at 6pm Book signing and Book launch at the AGNS in Halifax, NS. At 7pm curator David Diviney, John Greer and special guest art historian Dennis Read will walk through the exhibition - free for the public to join! Photographer Raoul Manuel Schnell and Designer Susanne Schaal will be attending the event. Please come and join us!
Please join John and David in a conversation in and about the exhibition: retroActive
John Greer with his MONEY WAGON, 2013.
"Get Hold of This Space" A Geography of Conceptual Art in Canada was in Paris, France at the Canadian Cultural Centre.
Part 2: May 19th, 2014 - September 5th, 2014.
Works by John Greer in the 2. part of the exhibition:
Click on any individual image below for expanded view / slide show.