Ray Cronin

Ray Cronin is a Nova Scotia-based writer and curator. Between 2011 and 2015 he worked at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia as both curator and director. He is the founding curator of the Sobey Art Award.
Cronin has written on visual arts for magazines and newspapers for over two decades and is presently the visual arts blogger for Halifax Magazine. He is also the author of Our Maud: The Art, Life and Legacy of Maud Lewis and the ebook Alex Colville: Art and Life.



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Colleen Wolstenholme: Complications
Ray Cronin

2021 / Canadian Art, Biography, Artists / $21.95
9781554472147 / Trade paper / 64 pp


A Gaspereau Field Guide to Canadian Artists: Vol. 6

Multidisciplinary artist Colleen Wolstenholme achieved wide notoriety in the late 1990s when her sculptural works and jewellery based on the forms of antidepressant medications were discussed around the world, not only within the visual art scene but also in the pages of Psychology Today, The Guardian, and the LA Times. Unifying her wide-ranging body of work is a feminist critique, steeped in postmodernism, that explores a generation’s distrust of systems, hierarchies, styles, genres, markets, and other expressions of control imposed by culture on women. By engaging and subverting these forms of coercion, Wolstenholme demonstrates art’s powerful potential as a counteracting force.



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Other Books by this Author

Maud Lewis: Creating an Icon
Ray Cronin

2020 / Canadian Art, Biography Artists / $21.95 CAN
9781554472062 / Trade paper / 64 pp
John Greer: Hard Thought
Ray Cronin

2019 / Canadian Art, Biography, Artists / $21.95 CAN
9781554471980 / Trade paper / 64 pp
Alex Colville: A Rebellious Mind
Ray Cronin

2019 / Canadian Art, Biography, Artists / $21.95 CAN
9781554471881 / Trade paper / 64 pp
Gerald Ferguson: Thinking of Painting
Ray Cronin

2018 / Canadian Art, Biography, Artists / $21.95 CAN
9781554471874 / Trade paper / 64 pp
Mary Pratt: Still Light
Ray Cronin

2018 / Canadian Art Biography, Artists / $21.95 CAN
9781554471805 / Trade paper / 64 pp

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