Books

Light Within the Shadows: An Artist’s Memoir

Light Within the Shadows is a lively and moving memoir that chronicles Pnina Granirer’s life as an artist, wife and mother. Conceived as a play in three acts, it begins in her hometown in Romania, moves to its second act in Israel, and concludes with her life in North America. It encompasses her years in Israel, the USA, France and Canada, and her travels to Japan, Spain and Mexico, all of which inform her understanding of the world which is then reflected in her art.
Light within the Shadows was published in May 2017 and is available in better bookstores and on Amazon.
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Pnina Granirer, Portrait of an Artist

In Pnina Granirer, Portrait of an Artist, Ted Lindberg captures the development in life and art of one of Canada’s finest painters. Over the past forty years, Pnina Granirer has been exploring and extending her perception of the world around us with exuberantly colourful and formally innovative paintgs and prints.

Lindberg analyzes in detail Granirer’s art from her early years in Romania through her student experiences in Israel to her mature works in Canada. He also reveals how Granirer’s recent work successfully challenges the age old nature/ culture dichotomy and re-configures the vision of the artist to include Woman in all her many guises.

Lavishly illustrated, the book contains 195 full colour pages of Granirer’s finest paintings with a special section devoted to her works as a print maker.

The Trials of Eve

The work explores in visual and poetic form the history of woman based on the ancient story of Adam and Eve. This is a pictoral and verbal narrative in the form of a three- act play, describing Eve’s courtroom trial and subsequent tribulations. The disturbing drama ends on a note of hope for the future of men and women.

First published in 1989 in a limited edition of 100 copies, it is now a collector’s item, found in Special Collections of Public Art Galleries and University Fine Art Libraries in Canada, the U.S. and France.

This edition was awarded the 1989 Alcuin Citation Award for book design, the only one of its kind in Canada.There are 12 full colour tipped in images accompanied by twelve poems in English and French. The hardcover edition also contains an original woodcut, pictured below: