Since the early 1950s, Takao Tanabe’s work has been the sub­ject of over 100 pub­lished arti­cles, essays and reviews. The arti­cles and exhi­bi­tion reviews included here span the period from 1953 – 2011, and are a very small sam­ple of what has been writ­ten about the artist. Also included are essays from the Burn­aby Art Gallery’s recent pub­li­ca­tion Chron­i­cles of Form and Place: Works on Paper by Takao Tan­abe by Ihor Hol­u­bizky, Denise LeClerc and Burn­aby Art Gallery Director/Curator Dar­rin Martens.

Hav­ing stud­ied in Win­nipeg, New York, Lon­don and Tokyo, and trav­el­ing exten­sively with the aid of grants from Canada Coun­cil and Emily Carr, Tan­abe has had an oppor­tu­nity to explore and mas­ter var­ied approaches to the land­scape over his career. This selec­tion of texts helps to mark his devel­op­ment as an artist over time as well as reveal the breadth of his exhi­bi­tion history.

The Library & Resource Room at the Burn­aby Art Gallery pro­motes the knowl­edge and under­stand­ing of con­tem­po­rary works on paper. The library com­prises over 2000 books, exhi­bi­tion cat­a­logues, artist mono­graphs, art mag­a­zines, artist files, and other ephemera use­ful to local schol­ars, researchers and col­lec­tors. The col­lec­tion rep­re­sents mate­ri­als donated, pur­chased, and accu­mu­lated over the course of the past fifty years. Located on the sec­ond floor of the Burn­aby Art Gallery, the library is open to all Mon­day to Fri­day 9am to 4pm. To make an appoint­ment out­side library hours, please con­tact the gallery.