The Chosen Ones, Pat Sollows

Corridor Gallery

Giving members of Visual Arts Nova Scotia an opportunity to create an exhibition of their work.

Pat Sollows, Whale Dirge, oil on canvas, 24" x 30", 2011

The Chosen Ones
Pat Sollows
June 2 – 29, 2011

Pat Sollows’ paintings encircle the Corridor Gallery at Visual Arts Nova Scotia from June 2 – 29, 2011.  With regards to her oil painting practice, Sollows’ states that

My practice is an attempt to merge two areas of common existence that we are at pains within our culture to keep separate. These two areas might be thought of as (a) phenomena that may be observed empirically or (b) that which is closer to a rhythm that must be felt, as opposed to described. We tend to imbue the natural world with the latter much more easily than we can our own human existence. I experience my life as directly interrelated to the earth’s topography, and its flora and fauna. The imagery that I choose to work with is often contained within a matrix of these elements, and its import assigned new status through the use of formal strategies such as scale, value, color and pattern.

Pat Sollows was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1950. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University in1993. She has worked as a mentor and art teacher and has maintained a studio practice for 30 years. Sollows presently lives and paints in Tiverton on Long Island Digby Co, Nova Scotia. The production of this work has only been possible, due to grants received by the Nova Scotia Department of Tourism Culture and Heritage. Sollows has exhibited provincially in both public and commercial galleries; her work has also been purchased by the Nova Scotia Art Bank.

Located inside the Visual Arts Nova Scotia (VANS) office at the Halifax Seaport, since 2000, the Corridor Gallery is complimented by a historical legacy of Nova Scotia culture, simple yet modern architectural elements and an array of current cultural activity in the Cultural Federations of Nova Scotia office. The Corridor Gallery is located at 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia and is open Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.

For further information on the Corridor Gallery or this exhibition, please contact Visual Arts Nova Scotia at 902.423.4694    1.866.225.8267 or  communicate@visualarts.ns.ca.

 

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