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Marks and Concessions

E.G. Blundell and Victoria Ward

with David Aurandt

foreword by Sharon Godwin

text by R.M. Vaughan

The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
Initial publish date
Jan 2005
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    Jan 2005
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E. G. Blundell is fast becoming known as a leading renegade in the reinterpretation of the Canadian landscape. Rejecting a traditional approach to landscape painting, he considers himself to be the receiver and conduit of the life force contained within bodies of rock and the landscape, and he does not agree with the conventional belief that there is a difference between realism and abstraction; to him they are one and the same. Victoria Ward, a former playwright, now paints using recycled and found items. "Victoria Ward...paints as if she is moving through a landscape in spirit only, as if her gaze is split between our world and some ethereal, phantom space, a fog and vapour realm wherein objects, vistas, architecture and sentient life are reduced to their most vital, primordial selves."

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RM Vaughan is a Toronto-?based writer and video artist originally from New Brunswick. His books include the poetry collections A Selection of Dazzling Scarves and Invisible to Predators, the novel A Quilted Heart, the play Camera, Woman and the novel Spells (ECW). Vaughan was the 1994-?95 Playwright in Residence at Buddies in Bad Times, and he writes about art and culture for a wide range of publications.

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