Art show opens at Gallery @ The Guild

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FOOD/COMMUNITY - RE­LI­GION

Pa­tri­cia Moore will open an ex­hi­bi­tion of new paint­ings at Gallery @ The Guild, Queen and Rich­mond Streets in Char­lot­te­town to­day, 7-9 p.m. The show runs un­til Aug. 2.

For many years, the On­tario res­i­dent has re­turned for sev­eral months an­nu­ally to work in her stu­dio on Prince Ed­ward Is­land.

Grow­ing up in Mon­treal, Moore grad­u­ated from Concordia and McGill Univer­si­ties and stud­ied also at Mon­treal’s L’Ecole des Beaux Arts.

Her paint­ings are in pri­vate and public col­lec­tions such as the Canada Coun­cil Art Bank, CIBC, the Con­fed­er­a­tion Cen­tre Art Gallery, Glaxo - Well­come and Du Pont Canada, among oth­ers.

Af­ter many city stu­dios, she knows the im­por­tance of hav­ing a place that is ex­pan­sive and pro­duc­tive.

“It means an en­vi­ron­ment which is yours to work in, to be inspired by, to in­flu­ence you,” she says.

Over time, Moore has seen how that en­vi­ron­ment has in­flu­enced her work. Whether show­ing her work at ex­hi­bi­tions in Canada or the United States there is a thread that runs through all of her paint­ings. A sense of na­ture in­ter­preted is re­flected in her can­vases.

She is in­ter­ested in the more elu­sive and mys­te­ri­ous as­pects of na­ture. Her can­vases re­flect a fo­cus on move­ment, ges­tu­ral brush­work and lu­mi­nous colour.

Moore’s first solo ex­hi­bi­tion was in 1980 at The Great Ge­orge Street Gallery in Char­lot­te­town. In the fol­low­ing years she re­turned to ex­hi­bi­tions of her paint­ings at the Con­fed­er­a­tion Cen­tre Art Gallery as well as The Guild where she will be show­ing her re­cent work.

To see more, go to www.pa­tri­ci­amoore­art.com.

SALLY COLE/GUARDIAN PHOTO

Artist Pa­tri­cia Moore shows Se­cret Story No. 1. Inspired by lis­ten­ing to jazz gui­tarist Pat Metheny, it’s one of the pieces in her ex­hi­bi­tion at the Gallery @ the Guild in Char­lot­te­town that opens to­day. The show runs un­til Aug. 2.

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