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Gareth Moore:
Selected Chapters from Uncertain Pilgrimage

Catriona Jeffries Gallery
Vancouver BC – Jan 15-Feb 14, 2009

Moore, Suit

Gareth Moore, installation view [Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver BC, Jan 15-Feb 14]

Gareth Moore, installation view [Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver BC, Jan 15-Feb 14]

Gareth Moore, Dark Water

Gareth Moore, Dark Water (2006-2007), study [Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver BC, Jan 15-Feb 14]

Since the late 1970s, Vancouver- based artist Gareth Moore has evaded easy classification of his conceptual work that includes painting, sculpture, found objects, photography and collage. Moore is known for his experimentation with style and material and has often created elaborate plays on colour and scale. In his current exhibit, mysteriously billed as Selected Chapters from Uncertain Pilgrimage, Moore constructs narrative, three-dimensional installations with materials taken from different sites and incidents.

Moore has been described as “rethinking society's relationship with its space as well as its leftovers – particularly discarded objects and clothing.” He recreates obscure situations that employ cast-off clothing, waste materials and debris that he "ennoblizes" in the context of art.

Moore studied at the Emily Carr Institute, Vancouver between 2001 and 2004 and at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto from 1999 to 2000. His recent solo exhibitions include CCA Wattis Institute of Contemporary Arts, San Francisco and Witte de With, Rotterdam (2008); St. George Marsh Denaturalized, Belkin Satellite, Vancouver (2007); Art Perform, Art Basel Miami Beach (2006); and Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver (2005). Recent group exhibitions include The Museum, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2008); The Theater of Life, Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento; Door Slamming Festival, Berlin; what will be told of today tomorrow, Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne (2007).


Mia Johnson

 Thu, Feb 5, 2009