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In a stunning retrospective simply titled Mary Pratt, which recently opened at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery in St. John’s, the artist’s gorgeous, brutal vision of the world is the best revenge against anyone who ever sought to define her.

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Fish Head in Steel Sink (1983). Oil on Masonite. 52.1 x 77.5 cm. Private collection, New Brunswick. In a stunning retrospective, simply entitled Mary Pratt, which recently opened in The Rooms gallery in St. John’s, N.L., Pratt’s gorgeous, brutal vision of the world is the best revenge against anyone who ever sought to define her.

Karen Stentaford

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Pyrex on Gas Flame (1977). Oil on Masonite. 30.5 x 33.5 cm. Private collection. In a stunning retrospective, simply entitled Mary Pratt, which recently opened in The Rooms gallery in St. John’s, N.L., Pratt’s gorgeous, brutal vision of the world is the best revenge against anyone who ever sought to define her.

John Dean

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Roast Beef (1977). Oil on Masonite. 41.9 x 57.2 cm. The Museum London Collection, Ontario. In a stunning retrospective, simply entitled Mary Pratt, which recently opened in The Rooms gallery in St. John’s, N.L., Pratt’s gorgeous, brutal vision of the world is the best revenge against anyone who ever sought to define her.

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Pickled Baby Beets (2000). Oil on canvas. 71.1 x 61.0 cm. Private collection. In a stunning retrospective, simply entitled Mary Pratt, which recently opened in The Rooms gallery in St. John’s, N.L., Pratt’s gorgeous, brutal vision of the world is the best revenge against anyone who ever sought to define her.

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Trout in Ziploc Bag (1984). Oil on Masonite. 38.5 x 46.0 cm. Collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery, British Columbia, Gift of Ron J. Longstaffe. In a stunning retrospective, simply entitled Mary Pratt, which recently opened in The Rooms gallery in St. John’s, N.L., Pratt’s gorgeous, brutal vision of the world is the best revenge against anyone who ever sought to define her.

Vancouver Art Gallery/Jim Gorman

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Salmon on Saran (1974). Oil on Masonite. 45.7 x 76.2 cm. Collection of Angus and Jean Bruneau. In a stunning retrospective, simply entitled Mary Pratt, which recently opened in The Rooms gallery in St. John’s, N.L., Pratt’s gorgeous, brutal vision of the world is the best revenge against anyone who ever sought to define her.

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