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Elspeth Pratt

edited by Kathy Slade

by (author) Lorna Brown

text by Lisa Robertson & Matthew Stadler

Charles H. Scott Gallery
Initial publish date
Jan 2011
General, Sculpture & Installation
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    Jan 2011
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This attractive clothbound monograph surveys the career of Vancouver artist Elspeth Pratt, whose colorful sculptures using “poor” materials such as cardboard, polystyrene, balsa wood and vinyl occupy a terrain somewhere between architectural maquettes and the abstractions of Richard Tuttle.

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Lisa Robertson is a Canadian poet and essayist currently living in France. Born in Toronto in 1961, she was a longtime resident of Vancouver, where in the early 90s she began writing, publishing and collaborating in a community of artists and poets that included Artspeak Gallery and The Kootenay School of Writing. She has continued these activities for 30 years, publishing books, leaflets and posters, translating poetry and linguistics from French, lecturing and teaching internationally, and continuing her ongoing study into the political constitution of lyric voice. In 2017 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Letters by Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and in 2018, the Foundation for the Contemporary Arts in NY awarded her the inaugural CD Wright Award in Poetry. She has taught at Cambridge University, Princeton, UC Berkeley, California College of the Arts, Piet Zwart Institute, Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and American University of Paris, as well as holding research and residency positions at institutions across Canada, the US, and Europe.

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