Mary Pratt

by Mireille Eagan, Ray Cronin, Sarah Fillmore

Goose Lane Editions & New Brunswick Military Heritage Project | May 14, 2013 | Hardcover

Mary Pratt is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.

Regarded as one of Canada's finest still life realist artists, Mary Pratt's luminescent paintings form the visual focus of Goose Lane Edition's Mary Pratt, a career retrospective that examines every aspect of this unique artist's creative journey. Featuring seventy-four full colour reproductions of Pratt's most renowned works and a complete chronology of her career, including an selected list of her solo and group exhibitions, the book is augmented with a series of essays by five acclaimed art critics, curators and essayists.

In "Look, Here", Mireille Eagan deftly dissects Pratt's craft by examining the relationship between location, subject and technique in her work. Sarah Fillmore's "Vanitas" visits the artist at home, giving a firsthand account of how the simple pleasures found in the family kitchen served as the inspiration for some of Pratt's most revered pieces. "A Woman''s Life" by Sarah Milroy is a detailed discovery of how the women in Pratt's past defined her presence, and informed her future. Catharine M. Mastin studies the artist as a young woman in "Base, Place, Location and the Early Paintings", which traces the roots of her creative identity from the streets of Fredericton, New Brunswick to the shores of the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland. In "Bedevilling the Real", Ray Cronin argues that Pratt's evocative illusions defy characterization and redefine the relationship between realism and representation.

Mary Pratt is published by Goose Lane Editions in conjunction with an exhibition of her art, organized by The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. The exhibit will be appearing in St. John's (May 2013-September 2013) and Halifax (September 2014-January 2015) before travelling to the Art Gallery of Windsor (September 2013-January 2014), the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario (January 2014-April 2014), and the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina (May-August 2014).

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 160 pages, 9.28 × 10.33 × 0.7 in

Published: May 14, 2013

Publisher: Goose Lane Editions & New Brunswick Military Heritage Project

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0864929110

ISBN - 13: 9780864929112

save 37%

  • In stock online

$36.30  ea

Online Price

$55.00 List Price

or, Used from $47.08

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Item can only be shipped in Canada

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

All available formats:

Check store inventory (prices may vary)

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Art is on review at the Art Gallery of Windsor. Having seen Mary Pratt's Art, It gave me the incentive to work harder with my own Art. Carol Anne Winters
Date published: 2013-11-26

– More About This Product –

Mary Pratt

by Mireille Eagan, Ray Cronin, Sarah Fillmore

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 160 pages, 9.28 × 10.33 × 0.7 in

Published: May 14, 2013

Publisher: Goose Lane Editions & New Brunswick Military Heritage Project

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0864929110

ISBN - 13: 9780864929112

From the Publisher

Regarded as one of Canada's finest still life realist artists, Mary Pratt's luminescent paintings form the visual focus of Goose Lane Edition's Mary Pratt, a career retrospective that examines every aspect of this unique artist's creative journey. Featuring seventy-four full colour reproductions of Pratt's most renowned works and a complete chronology of her career, including an selected list of her solo and group exhibitions, the book is augmented with a series of essays by five acclaimed art critics, curators and essayists.

In "Look, Here", Mireille Eagan deftly dissects Pratt's craft by examining the relationship between location, subject and technique in her work. Sarah Fillmore's "Vanitas" visits the artist at home, giving a firsthand account of how the simple pleasures found in the family kitchen served as the inspiration for some of Pratt's most revered pieces. "A Woman''s Life" by Sarah Milroy is a detailed discovery of how the women in Pratt's past defined her presence, and informed her future. Catharine M. Mastin studies the artist as a young woman in "Base, Place, Location and the Early Paintings", which traces the roots of her creative identity from the streets of Fredericton, New Brunswick to the shores of the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland. In "Bedevilling the Real", Ray Cronin argues that Pratt's evocative illusions defy characterization and redefine the relationship between realism and representation.

Mary Pratt is published by Goose Lane Editions in conjunction with an exhibition of her art, organized by The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. The exhibit will be appearing in St. John's (May 2013-September 2013) and Halifax (September 2014-January 2015) before travelling to the Art Gallery of Windsor (September 2013-January 2014), the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario (January 2014-April 2014), and the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina (May-August 2014).

About the Author

Ray Cronin is Director and CEO of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, appointed in 2008. From 2001 to 2008, he was Curator of Contemporary Art at the AGNS. Cronin was the founding curator of the Sobey Art Award and served as chair of the Sobey jury until 2008. He currently serves on the Sobey Art Award Governance Committee. Prior to 2001, Ray Cronin was a writer, curator, and artist based in Fredericton, New Brunswick. 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. Sarah Fillmore is Chief Curator of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, and Curator of the Sobey Art Award. Fillmore has worked with the AGNS since 2005. In her role as Chief Curator she oversees the provincial art collection as well as the gallery's acquisition, interpretation, education, conservation, and exhibition programs. She is curator of its artist-in-residence program and chairs the jury for the annual Sobey Art Award, Canada's pre-eminent prize for an artist forty or under. Catharine Mastin is Director of the Art Gallery of Windsor and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Universit
read more read less
Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart