Jerry Pethick – CV

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Jerry Pethick
b. 1935, London, Canada
d. 2003, Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada

Education

  • 1961–1964 Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London, UK
  • 1957–1960 Diploma of Art, Chelsea Polytechnic, London, UK
  • 1956 Christ the King College, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 Shooting the Sun/Splitting the Pie, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, Canada
  • 2015 Shooting the Sun/Splitting the Pie, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2014 Where sidewalks leap upon the table: Works on paper 1966–2000, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2012 Christina Mackie and Jerry Pethick: Bigger than a book, wilder than a tree, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2011 Jerry Pethick : Works 1968–2003 from Collections on Hornby Island, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, Canada
  • 2008 Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2004 Typology of Space, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2001 Traverse, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
    Drawing/room, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Canada; Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, Canada; Musée regional de Rimouski, Rimouski, Canada
  • 2000 Out of the Corner of an Eye, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, USA
  • 1999 Drawing/room, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, Canada
    Collection, Open Space, Victoria, Canada
  • 1998 Straw Tower, London Regional Art and Historical Museums, London, Canada
  • 1997 Gobi Clone, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
    The Further World, Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1995 Remnants of the Pastoral, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 1994 Notion of Nothing, Stadtgalerie, Saarbrücken, Germany
    The Composite Image: New works by Jerry Pethick, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada
  • 1993 Remembered Room, Toronto Sculpture Garden, Toronto, Canada
  • 1992 Les Cents jours d’art contemporain de Montréal, Centre international d’art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
    Galerie Brenda Wallace, Montreal, Canada
    Still Veils, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
  • 1991 Material Space, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada
  • 1989 Recent Sculpture, Cliff Michel Gallery, Seattle, USA
  • 1988 Grace Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1986 Le Dot/Transition in Progress, 49th Parallel Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art, New York, USA
  • 1985 Le Dot/Transition in Progress, Galerie BAMA, Paris, France
  • 1984 Traces of Discovery, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1983 Traces of Discovery, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France
  • 1982 Approaches, Stones Gallery, Victoria, Canada
  • 1981 The Reality Illusion, Phase 2, And/Or, Seattle, USA
    The Reality Illusion, Phase 1, Malaspina College, Nanaimo, Canada
  • 1979 The Eskimo / Krieghoff Proximity Device: A Cultural Osmosis, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1975 Look-Out, F.A.D Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK
  • 1973 Lighthouse, Fine Arts Gallery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • 1972 Space Arrays, NOVA 1 Gallery, Berkeley, USA
  • 1969 Drawings, 20/20 Gallery, London, Canada

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2019 As in Also: An Alternative Too, Traver Gallery, Seattle, USA
    Affinities: Canadian Artists and France, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Unexplained Parade, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
    An Alternative History: The Other Glass, HELLER Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2018 Through the Memory Atlas: 40 Years of Collecting, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, Canada
  • 2017 Becoming Animal/Becoming Landscape, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, Canada
  • 2016 Becoming Animal/Becoming Landscape, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 2015 A view believed to be yours: Liz Magor, Jerry Pethick, Ron Tran, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2014 Black Diamond Dust, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo, Canada
  • 2013 Passion & Panache – Remembering Brenda Wallace, McIntosh Gallery, Western University, London, Canada
  • 2008 Process as Work, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2006 274 East 1st, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2005 Facing History: Portraits from Vancouver, Wharf, Centre d’art contemporain de Basse-Normandie, Hérouville-Saint-Clair, France
  • 2004 Facing History: Portraits from Vancouver, Canadian Cultural Centre, Paris, France
    The Coast is Clear, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 2003 Table Top Sculpture, Gorney Bravin + Lee Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2002 New Media: Vancouver Art from the 60s and 70s, Gallery at Ceperley House, Burnaby, Canada
    Glyptomania, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
    Return Engagement, Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts, Napa, USA
  • 2001 Facing History: Portraits from Vancouver, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada
  • 1998 Hello Again, Vancouver Museum, Vancouver
  • 1997 Toronto Sculpture Garden 15th Anniversary Show, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
  • 1995 The Culture of Nature, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, Canada
  • 1993 New Acquisitions, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
  • 1991 Galerie Brenda Wallace, Montreal, Canada
    Cliff Michel Gallery, Seattle, USA
  • 1990 Arbora Versa, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1989 Canadian Biennial of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • 1987 Artropolis, Vancouver
  • 1986 FOCUS-Kanadische Kunst von 1960–1985, 20. Internationaler Kunstmarkt ‘86, Cologne, Germany
    Vancouver Now/Vancouver 1986, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Canada; Open Space, Victoria, Canada; Optica, Montreal, Canada; London Regional Art and Historical Museums, London, Canada; Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada
    Making History, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1984 Reconstituted Elements, Open Space, Victoria, Canada; Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada
  • 1982 Mise en Scène, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1976 Holografi Det 3, Dimensionella Mediet , Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1970 N Dimensional Space, Finch College Museum, New York, USA
  • 1969 Holography Show, Cranbrook Academy, Detroit, USA
  • 1968 Ed Pickett and Jerry Pethick, Fulham Palace, London, UK
  • 1967 John Moore’s Memorial Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK
  • 1965 Six Canadian Artists, South London Gallery, London, UK
  • 1961 Young Commonwealth Artists, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
  • 1959 Young Sculptors, AIA Gallery, London, UK
  • 1958 Young Contemporaries, RBA Galleries, London, UK

Monographs

  • 2015 Grant Arnold, Monika Szewczyk, John Drury, Geoffrey Farmer, and Jerry Pethick, Jerry Pethick: Shooting the Sun/Splitting the Pie, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, and Black Dog Publishing, London, UK
  • 2011 Michael Turner, Geoffrey Farmer, and Bill Jeffries, Jerry Pethick: Works 1968-2003 from Collections on Hornby Island, Simon Fraser University Gallery, Burnaby, Canada
  • 2007 Jack Jeffrey and Scott Watson, Jerry Pethick’s Time Top Project, Concord Pacific Group Inc., Vancouver
  • 2004 Scott Watson, ‘Fly’s Eye View’, exhibition essay, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1999 Todd Davis, Jerry Pethick: Collection, Open Space, Victoria, Canada
    Annette Hurtig and Peter Culley, Jerry Pethick: Drawing room, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, Canada
  • 1998 Barbara Fischer and James Patten, Jerry Pethick: Straw Tower, London Regional Art and Historical Museums, London, Canada
  • 1997 Jerry Pethick, The Further World, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 1994 Barbara Fischer, Jerry Pethick, and Bernd Schulz, Notion of Nothing, Stadtgalerie, Saarbrücken, Germany
    Jerry Pethick, Research & Reverie: A Study of the Gabriel Lippmann Cigarette Photo, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada
  • 1993 Barbara Fischer, Jerry Pethick: Remembered Room, exhibition essay, Toronto Sculpture Garden, Toronto, Canada
  • 1992 Louise Dompierre and Jerry Pethick, Still Veils: Re-visioning the Real, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
    Annette Hurtig, Matthew Kangas and Jerry Pethick, Jerry Pethick: Material Space, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Canada
  • 1986 Judy Williams, Jerry Pethick: Le Dot/Transition in Progress, 49th Parallel Centre for Canadian Art, New York, USA, and Galerie BAMA, Paris, France
  • 1984 Scott Watson, et al., Jerry Pethick: Traces of Discovery, Seurat/Lippmann, 1909, Air Show, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
    Scott Watson, Jerry Pethick, Canadian Culture Centre, Paris, France
  • 1979 Ted Lindberg and Jerry Pethick, Jerry Pethick: The Eskimo/Krieghoff Proximity Device: A Cultural Osmosis, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

Books and Exhibition Catalogues

  • 2004 Jocelyne Alloucherie, Claude Gosselin, and Colette Tougas, CIAC: Les 20 Ans de CIAC, CIAC/Centre international d'art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, Canada
  • 2002 Karen Love and Bob Sherrin, Facing History: Portraits of Vancouver, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada and Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver
    Glenn Lewis, ‘Pandora’s Box: New Media Art from the 60s and 70s in Vancouver’, in Visual Arts Burnaby/Gallery at Ceperley House, Burnaby, Canada
  • 2000 Ian M. Thom, Art BC: Masterworks from British Columbia, Vancouver Art Gallery and Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver
  • 1991 Bill Jeffries, ed., arbora versa, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1989 Diana Nemiroff, Canadian Biennial of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • 1984 Scott Watson, ‘Terminal City: Place, Culture, and the Regional Inflection’, in Vancouver Art and Artists: 1931-1983, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1980 Jeff Berner, ‘Optics of Insight’, The Holography Book, Avon Books
  • 1982 Scott Watson and Lorna Farrell-Ward, ‘Mise en Scène: A Mutually Interrupted Text’, in Mise en Scène, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1979 Ted Lindberg, ‘Jerry Pethick: The Eskimo/Krieghoff Proximity Device: A Cultural Osmosis’, exhibition essay, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
  • 1970 Ted McBurnett and Elayne H. Varian, N Dimensional Space, Finch College Museum of Art, New York, USA
  • 1968 Fred Unterseher, Holography Handbook, Museum of Holography, New York, USA, and Ross Books, Berkeley, USA

Magazines and Periodicals

  • 2019 Jasmyne Keimig, ‘Currently Hanging: As in Also: An Alternative Too at Traver Gallery’, The Stranger, 16 July
    Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy, ‘An Alternative History of Glass: The Other Glass’, Glass Quarterly, No. 154, Spring
    Andrew Page, ‘CONVERSATION: John Drury, curator of the “Alternative History” exhibition at Heller Gallery, discusses his view of “other glass”’, Glass Quarterly, 18 January
  • 2016 Aaron Peck, ‘Jerry Pethick: Vancouver Art Gallery’, Canadian Art, Spring
  • 2015 Robin Laurence, ‘Vancouver Art Gallery show gives Hornby Island artist Jerry Pethick his due’, The Georgia Straight, 28 October
  • 2014 Michael Turner, ‘Black Diamond Dust: Industry and Labour’, Canadian Art online, 8 October
  • 2011 Robin Laurence, ‘Jerry Pethick’, The Georgia Straight, 15 November
    Bryne McLaughlin, ‘Jerry Pethick: Spectral Poetics’, Canadian Art online, 10 November
  • 2008 Bryne McLaughlin, ‘Jerry Pethick: Visionary Giant’, Canadian Art online, 25 September
  • 2006 Robin Laurence, ‘Time Capsule’, The Georgia Straight, 31 August
    John Drury, ‘Jerry Pethick: The Underwater Airship Lifts Off’, Glass Quarterly, No. 103, Summer
    Julia Dault, ‘A Room of One’s Own’, The National Post, 15 June
    Clint Burnham, ‘Artworks challenge and intrigue’, Vancouver Sun, 3 June
  • 2004 Robin Laurence, ‘Description Defying Work Still Delights’, The Georgia Straight, 20 May
  • 2003 Richard Rhodes, ‘Jerry Pethick 1953 – 2003, And Then’, Canadian Art, Fall
    Robin Laurence, ‘A pioneer of holographic art’, The Globe and Mail, 16 August
  • 2001 Robin Laurence, ‘Sculpture that defies expectations’, The Globe and Mail, 21 February
  • 2000 Matthew Kangas, ‘Jerry Pethick: Out of the Corner of an Eye’, Sculpture, April
    Regina Hackett, Seattle Post Intelligencer, 25 March
    Michael Scott, ‘Two Win VIVA Awards’, Vancouver Sun, 22 March
  • 1999 Robert Amos, ‘Times Colonist’, Weekend Islander, May
    Grant Shilling, Monday Magazine, Canada, April
  • 1997 Monty DiPietro, ‘Canadian Art showcases move to the edge’, Asahi Evening News, 25 September
  • 1995 Robin Laurence, ‘Saturday Review’, Vancouver Sun, 7 October
  • 1994 Barbara Catoir, Frankfurter Allegemeine, 23 December
    Paula Gustafson, The Georgia Straight, 11 February
  • 1993 Kate Taylor, ‘Nature at Second Hand’, The Globe and Mail, 11 August
  • 1992 John K. Grande, Sculpture, November – December
    Barbara Fischer, ‘The Sequined Veil’, Texts, Winter
    Henry Lehmann, ‘On local scene, ingredients range from hieroglyphs to recycled scrap’, The Gazette, 26 September
    Christine Sabat, The Daily Gleaner, 19 September
    Marie-Michèle Cron, Le Devoir, 12 September
    Jocelyn Lepage, La Presse, 15 August
    John Bentley Mays, The Globe and Mail, 8 August
    Ann Duncan, The Gazette, 8 August
    Jean Dumont, Le Devoir, 1 August
    Barbara Fischer, ‘Jerry Pethick’, C Magazine, Issue 34, Summer
    Kate Taylor, ‘Object Lessons’, The Globe and Mail, 4 April
    Christopher Hume, ‘Tiny trains run twisted track at Power Plant’, Toronto Star, 26 March
  • 1991 Gary Dufour, ‘Homeship/Faux Terrain’, Canadian Art, Winter
  • 1990 ‘Roundup: Jerry Pethick at Cliff Michel (Seattle)’, Reflex, January–February
  • 1989 Ron Glowen, ‘Jerry Pethick, Sculptural Works’, Artweek, 30 November
    Lyn Smallwood, ‘Let sleeping dogs dream: Jerry Pethick and Nina Ferrari’, Seattle Weekly, 22 November
    Ursula Giessler, Saarbruken Zeitung, 5 November
    Mark Frutkin, ‘Highlight: Canadian Biennial’, Ottawa Magazine, October
    Billy Little, ‘Voluminous Luminosity: Some Scents of Jerry Pethick's Work’, The Capilano Review, Fall
  • 1988 Steven Godfrey, The Globe and Mail, 12 March
    Art Perry, Vancouver Province, 1 March
    Elizabeth Godley, Vancouver Province, 22 February
  • 1987 Shirley Madill, Vancouver Art Gallery Magazine, February–March
    Jean-Marc Boileau, Journal Liason, St. Louis, 21 January
    Jocelyn LePage, La Presse, 17 January
  • 1986 Canal, Paris, Spring
    Manon Blanchette, magazine insert, Banff Arts Centre, Banff, Canada
  • 1984 John Bentley-Mays, The Globe and Mail, 31 May
    James D. Caswell, Vancouver Sun, 28 May
    Robert Amos, Monday Magazine, 16 March
    Eve Johnson, Vancouver Sun, 14 March
    Joyce Woods, Georgia Straight, 2 March
    Regina Hackett, Seattle Post Intelligencer, 20 February
    Regina Hackett, ‘Les Jeux de Lumiere de Jerry Pethick’, Canada Today/Canada Aujourd'hui, January
    Canada Today/Canada Aujourd'hui, January
  • 1983 Regina Hackett, Artpress, Paris, November
  • 1982 Greg Snider, ‘Mise en Scène’, Parachute, September–November
    Jane Young, ‘Six Perspectives: Mise en Scene’, Vanguard, September
    Robert Amos, Monday Magazine, 18 June
    David Watmough, Vancouver Province, 17 June
    Regina Hackett, Seattle Post Intelligencer, 15 May
    Susan Martens, Vancouver Sun, 12 May
  • 1981 Regina Hackett, Seattle Post Intelligencer, 2 April
  • 1979 Robert Amos, ‘Jerry Pethick’, Arts West, September–October
    Ted Lindberg, ‘The Eskimo/Krieghoff Proximity Device: Jerry Pethick’, Vanguard, August
    Isabel Partridge, ‘Summer’, Savant, 1 June
  • 1977 Marc R. D'Alleyrand, Wilson Library Bulletin, May
  • 1970 Douglas Davies, ‘N Dimension Space’, Newsweek, June

Published Writing by the Artist

  • 2002 Jerry Pethick, ‘Simulation – Self-portrait with abdomen of an ant’, in Facing History: Portraits of Vancouver, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, and Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver
  • 1999 Jerry Pethick, ‘Cornelius Krieghoff: Stereo Canada’, Canadian Art, Winter
  • 1998 Jerry Pethick, Marking Time, CD-ROM, Kamloops Art Gallery, Kamloops, Canada
  • 1997 Jerry Pethick, The Further World, Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver
  • 1996 Jerry Pethick, ‘Heart of Vision/ Mouth of the Abyss’, Gordon Payne: Against Architecture, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Courtenay, BC, Canada
  • 1994 Jerry Pethick, Research and Reverie, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada
  • 1991 Jerry Pethick, ‘Memory of Visual Space As it Once Was’, Banff Centre Residency, The Banff Centre, Banff, Canada
  • 1989 Jerry Pethick, ‘Visions in the Blood’, The Capilano Review, 2.1, Fall
  • 1976 Jerry Pethick, ‘Crosscurrents Bias Arrays Un Process sans Cesse’, Vanguard, December–January
  • 1972 Jerry Pethick, Light Recordings, 3M Limited Edition, March
  • 1971 Jerry Pethick, On Holography and a Way to Make Holograms, Belltower Enterprises
  • 1968 Jerry Pethick, ‘On Sculpture and Laser Holography: A Statement’, artscanada, December

Professional Appointments

  • 1997/8 Claudia De Hueck Fellowship in Art and Science, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • 1994 Pilot Project, Integral Imaging for the Exploratorium, San Francisco, USA
  • 1985–1986 Sculpture Department, Emily Carr College of Art and Design, Vancouver
  • 1982, 1984, 1986 Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass Center, Stanwood, WA, USA
  • 1972 University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • 1971–1973 Co-founder, School of Holography, San Francisco, USA
  • 1969–1970 Research and Development Consultant in Holography, Editions Inc., Ann Arbor, USA
    Sculpture Department, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, USA

Public Works

  • 2006 Time Top, City of Vancouver’s Public Art Program for Private Development, commissioned by Concord Pacific Group Inc., Vancouver

Awards

  • 2000 VIVA Award, Jack and Doris Shadbolt Foundation for the Visual Arts, Vancouver