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Pat Stanley uses varying perspectives to render aspects of her ongoing theme: the uneasy coexistence of the built environment with the natural world. Her Intersection series presents familiar symbols of our urban culture - concrete structures in Toronto’s landscape – transformed by future environmental impact into monumental icons of an extinct civilization. Her Crossroad series uses high-altitude views of sprawling urbanscapes to further explore her theme, bringing to mind galaxies long-dead, but giving us the light – and life – of their past.
Pat was born in Ottawa, and studied drawing and painting in Montreal at the School of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, at McGill University, and at Concordia University School of Art. She has also studied at Toronto’s Three Schools of Art and Toronto School of Art, and at the Haliburton School of the Arts. Pat is a member of the Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts in Toronto, the Colborne Society of Artists, and the Pontiac Artists’ Association in Quebec, and has held a position on the Board of the Arts Council of Northumberland since 2007. Pat has participated in numerous juried and solo shows, received an Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant in 2010, and has won local, national, and international awards.