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Mary Pratt

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

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"The light in Pratt's paintings seems sentient, a living thing, a pulsation or emission, imbuing the paintings with an erotic and almost mystical desire." — Canadian Art

Following a stunningly successful national touring exhibition and a sold-out hardcover edition of the accompanying book, Mary Pratt is available once again in this elegant paperback edition.

Says the Globe and Mail, Mary Pratt's "gorgeous, brutal vision of the world is the best revenge against anyone who ever sought to define her."

There's something deeply resonant about Pratt's painting for contemporary audiences — particularly for those that are food obsessed. The dark light of a jelly jar, the slippery weight of filleted cod, the dark drippings of a bloody roast, the wet yellow yolk of a cracked egg. Pratt takes these seemingly mundane subjects and fills them with light, giving them a monumental quality, making them seem luminous, signifiant, memorable. For many, they have become seared into memory, iconic in the best sense of the word.

Mary Pratt, a career retrospective, features five major essays by columnist and art critic Sarah Milroy, Catharine Mastin of the Art Gallery of Windsor, Mireille Eagan and Caroline Stone of The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, Sarah Fillmore of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and art critic and curator Ray Cronin as well as 75 colour reproductions of Pratt's most renowned work, including Eggs in an Egg Crate, Salmon on Saran, Eviscerated Chickens, and Cod Fillets on Tin Foil.

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