Beyond the Frame
About the show
Pat's latest experiment is combining original photographs on canvas with beadwork which emphasize the lines and colours of the photographs and shares the global use of beads of all kinds to express beauty and culture. This idea started as a dream while in Istanbul, Turkey and became a reality during the July 2016 “Created in the Canyon” project, hosted at Miles Canyon, Yukon by the Yukon Conservation Society. Pat was one of 5 artists selected to participate in this innovative project designed to foster creativity in visual, musical and literary artists spending two days in the natural environment of the canyon, sharing their ideas and art with Yukon people and tourists alike.
Pat's photographs capture the extraordinary beauty in everyday objects and scenes – a plant growing through the wheels of an abandoned bicycle in Amsterdam, a secret garden appearing through the stone portal of a Crusaders’ castle in Turkey, perfect stillness on water and the diamond sunlight on Kluane Lake, the richness of canola fields surrounding a century old Manitoba farmhouse, going back in time in the Middle East, peaceful nature and elaborate lives around the world. She loves capturing the unexpected- in a puddle or a mirror, through a window or an arch. People, animals and objects not normally thought of in the same moment of space or time. The simple made profound. The profound made simple.
Pat has recently returned to the Yukon after a sojourn in Manitoba for 10 years. Pat’s work was well-accepted by the Manitoba art community. She has had solo exhibitions of her work in Winnipeg and has been part of many group shows in Winnipeg. (Wayne Arthur Gallery, Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall Gallery, Clifton Gallery, Mona Lisa Restaurante, Bread and Circuses Gallery, Red River Exhibition, etc.) She has shown her work at numerous art shows in Winnipeg, rural Manitoba and Ontario. Her photographs have been marketed by the Winnipeg Art Gallery through their gift store. Her works hang in homes in Belgium, Holland, Canada, USA, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Germany Switzerland, Morocco, Japan, Brazil, Korea, Taiwan, Slovakia, and Saudi Arabia
She has studied with painters in Canada and Europe to enhance her artistic expression, including Francesco Fontana, renowned fine art painter of Milano, Italy, but is mostly self-taught. She is now a member of the Yukon Art Society and has shown some of her work in the Colour Theory exhibition during July 2016 at Arts Underground and at the Arts Up Front Exhibition in Whitehorse, Yukon during the summer of 2016.
Since then, Pat has focused exclusively on creating the works for this show- learning how the beads, one by one, add a new dimension and enhance the story of the photograph.
Exhibition on until April 1, 2017