Roots & Ruins
Propeller Gallery is pleased to present the solo exhibition of Propeller member Frances Patella in the South Gallery
Roots & Ruins
March 6 - 24, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday March 9, 2 - 5 pm
Artists’ Talk: Sunday March 24, 2 - 4 pm
Born in Italy, Toronto based Frances Patella’s work explores time, transience and transformation in the landscape. Patella incorporates paint and analogue photography, including double exposures, and uses images of ruins to suggest a temporal aspect to the representation of Pompeii, Taormina and Stonehenge. Patella’s work establishes a visual timeline, linking and interweaving multiple temporalities and perspectives.
She studied Visual Arts at the University of Western Ontario with painter Paterson Ewen and in Florence Italy through the University of Windsor. Frances holds a BFA from York University and a B.ED from the University of Toronto. Frances apprenticed with multimedia artist Noel Harding and was Joyce Wieland’s Arts Administrator. Frances’ work has been exhibited in solo, juried, group exhibitions and art fairs including Art Toronto. She has received mid-career grants from the Ontario and Toronto Arts Councils, Best In Show and Purchase Awards.
View more of Frances Patella's work on our site at: Frances Patella at Propeller
Frances Patella’s website: www.francespatella.com
Pompeii overlooking Mount Vesuvios, 2019 (mixed media on canvas 45 x 47") Pompeii overlooking Mount Vesuvios, 2019 (mixed media on canvas 20 x 430")