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Sobey Finalists 2010: Brendan Fernandes

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Brendan Fernandes <i>Neo-Primitivism I</i> 2007 Installation view  Brendan Fernandes Neo-Primitivism I 2007 Installation view

Brendan Fernandes <i>Neo-Primitivism I</i> 2007 Installation view

Toronto- and New York–based artist Brendan Fernandes has made a mark on both sides of the border recently—first for making the shortlist for this year’s In the Public Realm sculptural commission organized by New York’s Public Art Fund and now for his 2010 Sobey Art Award nomination as the Ontario-region finalist. That attention is well founded as the Kenyan-born artist’s installations and sculptural works deftly tease out the contentious personal and political implications of a post-colonial worldview.

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This article was first published online on June 17, 2010.

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