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Mary Pratt (French)

Mary Pratt (French)

Des tableaux luminescents forment le focus visuel de Mary Pratt, une rétrospective de sa carrière qui examine chaque aspect du parcours créatif de Pratt. Les peintures de Mary Pratt — y compris Œufs dans un casier, Saumon sur Saran, Poulets éviscérés, Filets de morue sur papier d'aluminium, Je vous présente Donna — ont atteint un statut d'icône. Capturant ce qu'elle décrit comme les choses de la vie, l' œuvre de Mary Pratt élève le mondain au monumental, créant des moments silencieux qui sont infusés de signification.

Ce volume majeur, le premier sur le travail de Mary Pratt depuis presque vingt ans, présente soixante-quinze reproductions de ses œuvres les plus célèbres ainsi que des essais de cinq des écrivains canadiens les plus talentueux : la journaliste et critique de l'art Sarah Milroy; Catharine Mastin de la Galerie d'art de Windsor; Mireille Eagan et Caroline Stone du Musée provincial de beaux-arts The Rooms et Ray Cronin et Sarah Fillmore du Musée des beaux-arts de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Ensemble ils créent un dialogue autour de la technique et des influences de Pratt, examinant les thèmes qui tissent son art en long et en large : le rôle du lieu et de la biographie personnelle, le passage du temps, l'acte simple de regarder et, bien sûr, les choses de la vie.

Le livre Mary Pratt est conçu pour accompagner une exposition organisée par le Musée provincial des beaux-arts The Rooms et le Musée des beaux-arts de la Nouvelle-Écosse et présentée en tournée nationale.


Ray Cronin is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (BFA) and the University of Windsor (MFA). Cronin is director and CEO of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, where he has held various posts since 2001, including curator of contemporary art and founding curator of the Sobey Art Award. The author of several catalogue essays and numerous articles for Canadian and American art magazines, in 2000 he received the Christina Sabat Award for Critical Review in the Arts. His recent and upcoming curatorial projects include survey exhibitions of the work of Thierry Delva, Nancy Edell, Chris Hanson and Hendrika Sonnenberg, as well as the nationally touring exhibitions Graeme Patterson: Woodrow and Arena: The Art of Hockey.

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.

Sarah Fillmore is the chief curator at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and curator of the annual Sobey Art Award.

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.

Sarah Milroy is the former editor and publisher of Canadian Art magazine (1991 to 1996) and the former chief art critic for The Globe and Mail (2001 to 2010). She is based in Toronto.

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.

160 pages
Pub date: June 25, 2013