Baxter&’s art is all over new book

The work of renowned Canadian conceptual artist and UWindsor professor emeritus Iain Baxter& is the subject of Iain Baxter&: Works 1958-2011, published this month by Goose Lane Editions.

The book takes a retrospective look at the artist who was called “the Marshall McLuhan of the visual arts,” by the Canada Council Molson Prize committee, and whose pioneering works explore a wide range of media, including the blending of painting and sculpture, conceptually based photography and gallery-transforming art installations.

The book, which features more than 160 reproductions of the artist’s work, was written by David Moos, former head curator of modern and contemporary art at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Its publication coincides with an international touring exhibition of Baxter&’s work, which opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in November 2011 and will open at the Art Gallery of Ontario in March 2012.