Publications

SFU Gallery has been publishing books and brochures related to its activity since the 1970s. Recently SFU Galleries launched a Critical Reader Series. This discursive forum encourages critical writing and projects that run parallel to exhibition programming at SFU Galleries. Our recent publications (going back to 2006) are available for purchase online using PayPal or at SFU Gallery and Audain Gallery.

Featured Publications

Alex Morrison: Phantoms of a Utopian Will / Like Most Follies, More Than a Joke and More Than a Whim

Alex Morrison: Phantoms of a Utopian Will / Like Most Follies, More Than a Joke and More Than a Whim is published by SFU Galleries and Burnaby Art Gallery. This catalogue includes a curatorial introduction, an interview with the artist by Denise Ryner and a commissioned text by Andrew Bernardini.

Regular price: $10

Negative Space: Orbiting Inner and Outer Experience
Edited by Antonia Hirsch

Negative Space: Orbiting Inner and Outer Experience is the second in SFU Galleries Critical Reader Series. Edited by artist Antonia Hirsch, the book includes contributions, interviews and reproduced texts by Theodor Adorno, Lorna Brown, Daniel Colucciello Barber, Elena Filipovic, François Laruelle, Olaf Nicolai, Lisa Robertson, Ana Teixeira Pinto and Wolfgang Winkler. 

Regular price: $15

Samuel Roy-Bois: Not a new world, just an old trick
Edited by Melanie O'Brian

Co-published by SFU Galleries, Carleton University Art Gallery and Oakville Galleries, Samuel Roy-Bois: Not a new world, just an old trick includes essays by Adrian Blackwell and Kathleen Ritter that consider ideas and topics related to Roy-Bois’ 2013 work of the same name. 

Regular price: $25

The Bells: Damian Moppett

The Bells is the first publication in the SFU Galleries Critical Reader Series. A discursive forum, the series encourages critical writing and projects that run parallel to programming at SFU Galleries.

Focusing on the unfolding ideas raised in Damian Moppett’s exhibition The Bells (SFU Gallery, January 18 – April 19, 2014), this publication not only contextualizes Moppett’s layered practice, but also engages with the historical and ongoing space of the studio and visual materiality. New texts by poet Lisa Robertson, writer Sharon Kahanoff and Damian Moppett, and a reprinted 1974 text by artist Hollis Frampton, collectively consider Moppett’s widely referential practice through a myriad of lenses: art historical, material and theoretical. Edited and introduced by Melanie O’Brian.

Regular price: $15

About Academia (Case Study: Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC), 2013

Produced as part of Muntadas’ residency through the Audain Visual Artist in Residence Program at the School for Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University and realized in partnership with Line magazine and the Audain Gallery, About Academia (Case Study: Simon Fraser University, Vancouver BC) extends from a larger project first produced in 2011, and exhibited at Audain Gallery in 2013. Featuring transcriptions of panel discussions with Ian Angus, Glen Coulthard, Serge Guilbaut, Kirsten McAllister, Antoni Muntadas and Geraldine Pratt; Andrea Creamer, Am Johal, Natalie Knight, Didier Morelli, Nicholas Perrin and Jerry Zaslove; and contributions from Catherine Murray, Christopher Pavsek, Dara Culhane, Enda Brophy, Julie Sawatsky, Geoff Mann, Myka Tucker-Abramson and Mark Willson, Am Johal, and Carolyn Lesjak.

Regular price: $10


Alpine Anatomy: The Mountain Art of Arnold Shives, 2012
With texts by: John Grande, Edward Lucie-Smith, Darrin J. Martens, Toni Onley, Glenn Woodsworth and Bill Jeffries. 128 pages, colour. This catalogue was co published by: Ticouni Press, Burnaby Art Gallery and SFU Gallery Regular price: $30 Student price:$25

Liz Magor: The Mouth and other storage facilities, 2008
Essays by Sara Krajewski and Bill Jeffries Co-published with the Henry Art Gallery, Seattle 64 pages, colour Regular price: $20 Student price: $15

Heather Passmore and Carrie Walker: Reflexive Animals, 2012
With texts by: Peter Culley, Julie Andreyev and Bill Jeffries 20 pages, colour Published by: SFU Gallery Regular price $12 Student price: $6

Less is More: The Poetics of Erasure, 2008
Essays by Bill Jeffries & Ariana Kelly, and Clint Burnham Co-published as the exhibition catalogue and as an issue of The Capilano Review 144 pages, colour Regular price: $15 Student price: $10

Robert Young: Lacunarian Picturing, 2011
Essays by: Astrid Heyerdahl and Bill Jeffries, 48 pages, colour.
This catalogue was co published by: The Evergreen Cultural Centre and the SFU Gallery.
Regular price $20 Student price: $10

Sorel Etrog: Paintings and Drawings: 1963-1971, 2008
Essay by Joyce Zemans
Co-published with Buschlen Mowatt Gallery 84 pages, colour
Regular price: $10 Student price: $8

Joan Balzar: Vancouver Orbital, 2011
Essay by: Bill Jeffries 24 pages, colour Published by: SFU Gallery Regular price $12 Student price: $6

James K-M: Cave Paintings, 2008
Essays by Eric McLuhan and Bill Jeffries 24 pages, colour Regular price: $10 Student price: $5

The Insurance Man: Kafka in the Penal Colony, 2011 Edited by: Jerry Zaslove & Bill Jeffries With texts by: Ian Angus, Lee Bacchus, Michael Barnholden, Michael Bourke, Rob Brownie, Willie Brisco, Kathi Diamant, Brian Graham, Mark Jaskela, Bill Jeffries, Tom McGauley, Tom Morris, ryan andrew murphy, carl peters, Kaia Scott, Peyman Vahabzadeh and Jerry Zaslove.The book of the exhibition at the SFU Gallery in summer 2009. Published by LINEbooks and SFU Gallery. 128 pages, 16 full colour plates Regular price: $24 Student price:$10

Susan Bozic: The Dating Portfolio, 2008
Essays by Gordon Hatt and Bill Jeffries Co-published with Southern Alberta Art Gallery and Rodman Hall Arts Centre 64 pages, colour Regular price: $20 Student price: $15

Jerry Pethick: Works 1968-2003 From Collections on Hornby Island, 2011
Essays by Geoffrey Farmer, Bill Jeffries and Michael Turner.
48 pages, colour Regular price: $20 Student price:$15

Marianna Schmidt, 2007
Introduction by Ellen van Eijnsbergen; essays by Robin Laurence, Darrin J. Martens, and Bill Jeffries Co-published with Burnaby Art Gallery and Evergreen Cultural Centre 80 pages, colour Regular price: $20 Student price: $15

Take Your Time, 2010
Essays by Vanessa Sorenson and Bill Jeffries With paintings by: Rebecca Brewer, Ron den Daas, Colleen Heslin, Damian Moppett, Heather Passmore, Gary Pearson, Ben Reeves and Neil Wedman. 20 pages, colour.
Regular price: $12 Student price: $6

Denise Hawrysio: Situational Prints, 2007
Essays by Ian Wallace and Bill Jeffries
16 pages, colour Regular price: $5