September 9- November 1st 2009
A harmony between nature and technology is achieved in the installation of Laura Moore’s my sci-fi. Delicate collections of soapstone sculptures are clustered on the floor of the PGP Gallery, where one is faced with the merging of nature and technology as acorns are transformed into USB keys. The underlining conversation speaks to the use of acorns as a form of data storage, as they hold the DNA memory of the tree itself. The play on scale in this installation when encompassed by the gallery the scale acorns are enlarged for the viewer emphasizing the dialogue between nature and technology.
Laura Moore is a Canadian sculptor and holds a Masters degree in Fine Arts from York University. She received a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and a Diploma of Art from Fanshawe College.
Laura Moore has been exhibiting her work since 1998. Solo exhibitions include: CX205E, Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax, NS., 1:12 and where the sidewalk ends, Peak Gallery and my sci-fi, PGP Gallery in Toronto, ON. Laura has exhibited her work in a number of group exhibitions, among them: Showcase 07, (juried) exhibition in Cambridge, ON; Remote Splendor, 64 Steps Gallery, Toronto, ON., The Atlantic Stone Carving Symposium, Inverness, NS Canada, (Traveling), Art @ Suite 500, Miles S. Nadal Management Centre, (Juried), Toronto, ON and Art on the Edge, Glenhyrst Gallery of Brant, (juried), Branford, ON
She is a transient member of Studio Pescarella in Pietrasanta, Italy where she spends periodic time carving large scale projects. In 2005, Laura attended the first Atlantic Stone Carving Symposium in Inverness, Cape Breton. She was one of eight artist from across Canada selected to carve Cape Breton Marble. Laura is currently carving a new series of Statuario marble for a solo exhibition in January 2010 at the Thames Gallery in Chatham, ON. Laura is part-time sessional faculty at York University and instructs sculpture courses at the Toronto School of Art.