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Mary Pratt

The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery and Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

edited by Mireille Eagan; Sarah Fillmore; Caroline Stone
contributions by Ray Cronin; Catharine Mastin & Sarah Milroy

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list price: $55.00
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category: Art
published: 2013
publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

A retrospective of the life and career of the renowned Canadian painter Mary Pratt.

Beginning in the mid-1960s, Mary Pratt became fascinated by light on the surfaces of everyday objects in her home. She began to create oil paintings that became known as "kitchen still-lifes" and earned her national renown. In this book celebrating Pratt and her work, which accompanies a travelling exhibition, seventy-five of the artist's unmistakable works are represented, including the iconic Supper Table, Eviscerated Chickens, and Jelly Shelf. A comprehensive chronology of the artist's life and five critical essays place Pratt's work in context within both her own life and the greater world of art.


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About the Authors

Mireille Eagan

Mireille Eagan is curator of Canadian art at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's, a position she has held since January 2010. Prior to this, she was curator at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Eagan has lectured nationally on Canadian art and has published several catalogues and essays on Canadian artists. She has a special interest in promoting the activities of artists based in the Atlantic provinces.
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Sarah Fillmore

Sarah Fillmore is Chief Curator and Deputy Director of Programming at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
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Caroline Stone

Caroline Stone is curator of collections at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's, joining the gallery when it was established in 2003. For twenty years, she worked in art exhibition and education roles for its predecessor, Memorial University of Newfoundland Art Gallery/Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Ray Cronin

Ray Cronin is a Nova Scotia-based writer and curator. Between 2011 and 2015 he worked at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia as both curator and director. He is the founding curator of the Sobey Art Award.
Cronin has written on visual arts for magazines and newspapers for over two decades and is presently the visual arts blogger for Halifax Magazine. He is also the author of Our Maud: The Art, Life and Legacy of Maud Lewis and the ebook Alex Colville: Art and Life.

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Catharine Mastin

Catharine Mastin is director of the Art Gallery of Windsor and adjunct associate professor at the University of Windsor. She has held doctoral fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the University of Alberta.
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Sarah Milroy

Sarah Milroy is a Toronto writer and art critic. She served as editor and publisher of Canadian Art magazine (1991-96) and as art critic of the Globe and Mail (2001-10). Milroy has contributed to publications on the work of Gathie Falk, Jack Chambers, Greg Curnoe and Fred Herzog, and is a regular contributor to Canadian Art, Border Crossings and The Walrus.
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