Narrative I | January 14 – February 29 2016 | Opening January 28 6pm-9pm
Marlene Hilton Moore’s sculptural work for the past twenty years has engaged the identity of the female in today’s society through sculpture, audiovisual installations, and most recently photography. Her extensive schedule of solo and group exhibitions includes galleries in Ontario, Quebec and the East Coast.
Marlene has received awards from the Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council and the Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation. Her work is in the collection of the Canada Council Art Bank, Sir Wilfred Laurier University, the University of Winnipeg, and many other public and private collections.
In 2010 she retired from her professorship at the School of Design and Visual Art, Georgian College, following a distinguished 25-year teaching career.
I have embraced the medium of photography over the last four years as I desired to explore colour and the two-dimensional image after years of sculpture. My current Ancestral series deviates from the exploration of the ‘mise en scène’ narratives of my previous photographs, Pixie’s World, 2011 and Cathedral, 2013. Ancestral depicts a woman, a place, and a symbolic dress as in the previous series but the narrative now is real. This remote Gaspesie location of desolate rock, historic homestead and a family bible combine to define a relationship between a woman and her great-grandmother to solidify the ties to her ancestral home.