Painting

My Goodbye and Mrs. Mary Blackburn, Halifax Explosion Survivor 1915-2010 explore themes of loss, memory, and honor. In My Goodbye, Blackburn sits holding a bouquet of flowers while paintings of her grandparents hang on the wall behind her. Situated with her back to them, a disconnect is immediately apparent. However, by reconstructing and interrogating this mise en scène, she visually uncovers presence in absence. Through this creative act of reconnection, Blackburn records narratives that are both personal and historical, guided by messages of kinship and resiliency.

My Goodbye
My Goodbye

Acrylic on canvas W: 48 " H: 60" 2015

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My Goodbye
My Goodbye

Install view

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Mrs. Mary Blackburn....
Mrs. Mary Blackburn....

Mrs. Mary Blackburn, Halifax Explosion Survivor, 1915-2010 Acrylic on canvas W: 48" H: 60" 2015

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Mrs. Mary Blackburn..(detail)
Mrs. Mary Blackburn..(detail)
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Return

Grandpa
Grandpa

acrylic on canvas 29” * 29 ¼” Contact Slate Gallery

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Grandma
Grandma

acrylic on canvas 30” * 35 ½” Collection of Mann Art Gallery

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Dad
Dad

acrylic on canvas 29 ¼” * 35 ¼” Collection of Mann Art Gallery

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Anthony
Anthony

acrylic on canvas 29 1/4” * 29 ¾ ” Private Collection

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Commissioned Work

A Man's Best Friend
A Man's Best Friend

acrylic on canvas W:16" H:20"

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Ava
Ava

acrylic on canvas 20" *20" commission

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Molly
Molly

acrylic on canvas 20" *20" commission

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