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Ray Cronin

Ray Cronin détient un baccalauréat en arts visuels du Nova Scotia College of Art and Design et une maîtrise en arts visuels de l'Université de Windsor. Cronin est directeur général du Musée des beaux-arts de la Nouvelle-Écosse où il a occupé différents postes depuis 2001, notamment conservateur de l'art contemporain et premier conservateur du Prix artistique Sobey. Auteur de plusieurs essais pour des catalogues et de nombreux articles parusdans des magazines d'art canadiens et américains, Cronin a reçu en 2000 le prix Cristina-Sabat de la critique d'art. Parmi ses projets d'exposition récents et à venir, mentionnons des rétrospectives de l'œuvre de Thierry Delva, Nancy Edell, Chris Hanson et Hendrika Sonnenberg, ainsi que les expositions itinérantes Graeme Patterson : Woodrow et Arena : The Art of Hockey.

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Arena

The Art of Hockey
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Gerald Ferguson

Gerald Ferguson

Thinking of Painting
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Mary Pratt

Mary Pratt

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"The reality comes first, and the symbol comes after. I see these things, and suddenly they become symbolic of life." — Mary Pratt.

Luminescent canvases form the visual focus of Mary Pratt, a career retrospective that examines every aspect of Pratt's unique creative journey. Pratt's paintings — including Eggs in an Egg Crate, Salmon on Saran, Eviscerated Chickens, Cod Fillets on Tin Foil, This is Donna — have achieved iconic status. Capturing what she describes as "the stuff of life," Mary Pratt's work elevates the mundane to the monumental, creating silent moments infused with significance.

This major volume, the first on Mary Pratt's work in almost twenty years, features more than seventy-five reproductions of her most renowned works as well as essays by five of Canada's finest art writers: columnist and art critic Sarah Milroy; Catharine Mastin of the Art Gallery of Windsor; Mireille Eagan and Caroline Stone of The Rooms; and Ray Cronin and Sarah Fillmore of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Together, they create a conversation around Pratt's technique and influences, examining the themes that weave through and around her art: the role of place and personal biography, the passage of time, the very act of looking and, of course, the "stuff of life."

Mary Pratt is designed to accompany a major touring exhibition organized by The Rooms and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

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Our Maud

Our Maud

The Life, Art and Legacy of Maud Lewis
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