Nov 24 – Dec 5, 2010
Pat Stanley’s paintings examine and codify today’s architectural landscape by way of a memory of the past from the standpoint of the future. The exquisite balance of structure and chaos creates an ambivalent nostalgia for the ever-changing forms and totems of today’s concrete landscape.
Pat Stanley is a pictorial historian of the inevitable dominance of environmental transformation over man-made permanence. These paintings, from her solo show at the Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts in Toronto during November and December 2010, at once celebrate this triumph and hold in awe and reverence the concrete monuments of contemporary urban civilization.