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Over the past four decades Iowa-born artist John Buck, working out of his studios in Bozeman, Montana, and in Hawaii, has created a large and enormously important body of woodblock prints and rubbings, sculpture, and three-dimensional wood panels. Both his two- and three-dimensional forms are saturated with a visual and spatial richness of images, icons, symbols, motifs, and an intensely lyrical and deeply authentic evocation of both the natual and social worlds. Tough-minded and visually complex, Buck's art comprises a thorough and relentless examination of deeply personal and shared social concerns. This book includes works from throughout the artist's career: a complete catalogue raisonné of prints from 1980 to 2007, representative works of wood sculpture, a selection of shadowbox-like wood panels, and works from his little-known glass jar series.
- Published: 2008
- Subject Listing: Contemporary Art
- Bibliographic information: 144 pp., 135 color illus., 8.50 x 13 in.
- Distributed for: Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
Ben Mitchell is curator of art of the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane, Washington. Other contributors include Eleanor Heartney, John Yau, and Bud Shark.