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.