who claims abstraction (with a difference)? extends from Francisco-Fernando Granados’ exhibition who claims abstraction? at Teck Gallery in Vancouver, Canada, on view from January 20 to December 16, 2023. Compiled alongside a series of studies for the mural’s complex compositions of curvilinear forms and colours that signify an embodied connection to landscape and abstraction, this artist book is a compendium that shares the research, conversation, and inquiry that supported the formation of his large public artwork. The essential framing of his question is invitational, a means to generate connections that amplify the potential that drove modernist impulses in limitless contemporaneous directions: queering, blurring, opening possibilities of abstraction within a collective futurity.
who claims abstraction (with a difference)? is an SFU Galleries and Publication Studio co-production edited by Kristy Trinier, Kimberly Phillips, and Francisco-Fernando Granados. The book includes contributions by Kristina Lee Podesva, Margaret Dragu, an interview with Jonathan VanDyke and Francisco-Fernando Granados, Christian Camacho-Light and artwork images by Granados.
Contributors: Christian Camacho-Light, Margaret Dragu, Francisco-Fernando Granados, Kristina Lee Podesva, Kristy Trinier, and Jonathan VanDyke.
Editors: Francisco-Fernando Granados, Kimberly Phillips, and Kristy Trinier
Copy editing: Karina Irvine
Design: Debbie Chan
Co-publishers: SFU Galleries and Publication Studio
Includes postcard-sized print of Granados' "punto suspensivos"