November 19-30, 2014
Frances Patella’s Hot Properties series investigates time, transience and transformation. Patella’s photo based mixed media work incorporates a temporal aspect to the representation of the landscape with photographic mosaics of the rare Oak Savannahs under controlled burn events. The urban nature of the Golden Horseshoe has squeezed these rare landscapes into specially designated areas, including High Park in Toronto. Prescribed burns encourage these endangered ecosystems, which are transformed into ephemeral places by fire and smoke. Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.