Ned Pratt: One Wave
A ten-year retrospective of Ned Pratt’s large-scale photographic works. Pratt’s respect for the landscape of the island of Newfoundland is the foundation for his work. His formal approach consciously undermines compositional rules to produce sophisticated and unique imagery. His approach to the act of looking transcends place, however, installing him as a significant new voice in Canadian art. With accompanying catalogue, to be released November 2018, and a national tour into 2021.
Ned Pratt (b. 1964, St. John’s, NL) lives on the island of Newfoundland, where he was born and has spent most of his life. He holds a BFA in photography from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a BA in art history from Acadia University. His photography has been exhibited at the former Art Gallery of Newfoundland and Labrador, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, PREFIX Photo, the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival (2012) and in Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North America at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (touring from 2012–16). He holds the 2017 Large Year Award from Visual Artists Newfoundland and Labrador for Excellence in the Visual Arts. His work has been written about in various publications, including Canadian Art, CBC Arts, Momus, and Mason Journal. Pratt’s photographs are held in major public and corporate collections across Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. He is represented by Christina Parker Gallery in St. John’s and Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto.
Image: Ned Pratt. New Ferry (2016). Chromogenic print. 83.82 x 117.48 cm. Courtesy of the artist.