Will Gorlitz: nowhere if not here examines the art, background, and theoretical concerns of contemporary Canadian artist Will Gorlitz. Appreciated especially for his painting and drawing, Gorlitz produces imaginative and highly visual artwork that is further distinguished by its fundamentally restructured and critically extended approach to representational painting. With differing emphases from several contributing writers, this book identifies the contexts, methodologies, and motivations that comprise the artist's practice over the past 25 years. The book is published in conjunction with a major circulating survey exhibition of Gorlitz's work organized by Allan MacKay for the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery in partnership with the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre. Co-published with the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
Bruce W. Ferguson is a cultural theorist who works both in academic institutions and more broadly initiates cultural interventions. He is currently the Director of F.A.R. (Future Arts Research), Phoenix, Arizona. Peggy Gale is an independent curator and critic whose texts on contemporary art have become artistic benchmarks. Videotexts, a selection of her essays, was published in 1995, and she was the winner of the 2006 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts. Jeff Spalding is a curator, critical writer, and an artist. He is currently CEO and President of the Glenbow Museum and received the Order of Canada in 2008. David Urban is an artist, an independent curator, and a critical writer.