COLBORNE — Conflicting perspectives come together to illuminate the tension between the built environment and the natural world at the Colborne Art Gallery's upcoming Crossroad exhibit.
A collection of artist Pat Stanley's recent work, Crossroad, includes pieces from her recent solo show at the Propeller Centre in Toronto. The works present familiar symbols of urban culture, such as concrete structures in Toronto's landscape, transformed by future environmental impact into images of an extinct civilization. The close-up, intimate perspective gives the viewer the sense of a modern civilization in decline.
Also included in the exhibit is Ms. Stanley's most recent work, begun in 2011, which takes a giant step up by using aerial perspectives to further explore her ongoing theme. The high-altitude views of sprawling urbanscapes bring to mind Hubble telescope images of galaxies long-dead.
Crossroad opens Saturday, April 23 with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. The show will run through May 29, and is available for viewing during regular gallery hours Thursday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information visit www.thecolborneartgallery.ca or call 905-355-1798.