Mary Reardon

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artist statement

My work concerns itself with describing how the process of memory looks. In order to effect this description, I have turned to the tradition of still life and the use of objects as symbols.  The finished work is intended to be a metaphor for how the mind looks at the moment when something is remembered or forgotten.

In recent paintings skies and clouds create a suggestion of a particular state of mind for me.  In some works the “landscape” is sometimes simply alluded to with the use of an object such as a twig or branch.

The reflection of objects in the surface of other objects speaks to the literal act of remembering as well as introducing another level to the symbolism of the objects.

selected biography

A native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Reardon attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1993 with a Major in Studio and a Minor in Art History.

She has participated in numerous group and solo shows and received a first place award from the MAX I Exhibition in New Brunswick; the Prize for Visual Arts from the publication “Harpweaver” at Queen’s University, Ontario; a Diploma of Excellence at the 4th International Female Artists’ Art Annual, Sweden; and the Juror’s Choice Award from the Women’s Art Association, Ontario. Her work is also held in the Nova Scotia Art Bank as well as corporate and private collections.

Currently Reardon is being represented by the following galleries in Nova Scotia:  The Art Sales and Rental Gallery in Halifax; The Lyghtesome Gallery in Antigonish; The Moorings Gallery in Mahone Bay; and Secord Gallery in Halifax.

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About Mary Reardon

I am a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and attended the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1993 with a Major in Studio and a Minor in Art History. I was a recipient of the NSCAD Centennial Scholarship in 1991, the Loomis and Toles Bursary in Printmaking in 1993, and the Joseph Beuys Scholarship from NSCAD in 1993.

I have participated in numerous group and solo shows and have received a first place award from the MAX I Exhibition in New Brunswick; the Prize for Visual Arts from the publication “Harpweaver” at Queen’s University, Ontario; a Diploma of Excellence at the 4th International Female Artists’ Art Annual in Sweden; and the Juror’s Choice Award from the Women’s Art Association, Ontario.

The Nova Scotia Art Bank has four of my paintings, one of which was selected for an exhibition of the Art Bank’s women artists at Government House in Halifax. My work is also held in corporate and private collections.

I am represented by the following galleries in Nova Scotia: The Lyghtesome Gallery in Antigonish; ; and The Secord Gallery in Halifax, the Tiechert Gallery in Halifax, the Hamilton Art Gallery Art Sales and Rental in Hamilton, Ontario.

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