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Sobey Finalists 2010: Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby

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Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby <i>Beauty Plus Pity</i> 2009 Installation view

Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby work conceptual magic on everything from low-tech video animation to sculptures of taxidermied animals. Theirs is a unique vision that has as much to do with the childhood mystique of witches and warlocks as it does with the pursuit of personal grounding in the wilds of a media-saturated environment. The NSCAD-schooled art duo is the 2010 Sobey Art Award representative for the Atlantic region.

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

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