All My Own WorkBook - 2005
Christopher Pratt is one of the handful of recognized artists who have defined Newfoundland in the eyes of the world. This fall, in honour of his 70th birthday, the National Gallery of Canada will launch a major exhibition to mark the occasion. With its emphasis on paintings from the past twenty years, this will be the first exhibition highlighting his recent production. Josee Drouin-Brisebois 's text explores how Pratt interprets the geographical, social and political landscape of Newfoundland through his personal response to his surroundings, and Jeffrey Spalding shrewdly reveals the wellsprings and broad impacts of Pratt 's images.