The Colborne Art Gallery is pleased to present "Crossroad", an exhibition of new paintings by member artist Pat Stanley.
In “Crossroad”, a collection of Pat Stanley’s recent work, the artist uses two distinctly different perspectives to render aspects of her ongoing theme: the uneasy coexistence of the built environment with the natural world.
This exhibition includes pieces from "Intersection", her 2010 solo show at the Propeller Centre in Toronto, that present familiar symbols of our urban culture – concrete structures in Toronto’s landscape – transformed by future environmental impact into images in an album of an extinct civilization. The perspective is close-up and intimate, the structures vulnerable and tenuous, yet the viewer senses the presence of archetypal, monumental icons of a modern civilization in decline.
Her most recent work, begun in 2011, takes a giant step back – and up – from this intimate encounter, using vivid, aerial perspectives to further explore her ongoing theme. These high-altitude views of sprawling urbanscapes bring to mind Hubble telescope images of galaxies long-dead, but giving us the light – and life – of their past.
"Crossroad" opens April 23, 2011 with an opening reception from 2-4 pm, and runs until May 29, 2011.
Please join Pat at The Colborne Art Gallery and also enjoy a selection of new works by the members of the Colborne Art Gallery.