Artist Talk with Laura Moore

Acclaimed artist Laura Moore visits KWAG to discuss her creative interests and inspirations, with a focus on the recent sculptures featured in Erratic Behaviour.

About the Event 
Acclaimed artist Laura Moore visits KWAG to discuss her creative interests and inspirations, with a focus on the recent sculptures featured in Erratic Behaviour. Drawn from the Future Fossils series, these objects continue Moore's ongoing investigation of humanities complex relationship with technology, memory and the slippery terrain between transistors and tectonics. In Moore's hands, the fossils of the future (the products of the Anthropocene) do not have to be a bleak post-apocalyptic survey. Instead, wry wit, geniune curiosity and an accomplished technical delivery carry forward a certain warmth and humour throughout, charging the batteries of both rocks and souls. 
 
 
 
Laura Moore is a Toronto-based, multidisciplinary artist whose practice is rooted in sculpture. Moore works primarily in stone, although her practice extends into drawing, wood, mould-making and textiles. She received an MFA from York University and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Notable international exhibitions and outdoor public installations include Memory Bathing at OpenArt Biennale, Örbero Sweden (2022), Memory Sticks, Baneheia & Odderøya, Kristiansand, Norway (2022), Replika/Replica at Babel Visningsrom for Kunst, Norway (2017), Sculpture by the Sea in Aarhus, Denmark (2015), Material World at the Indianapolis Art Centre in Indiana, Indianapolis (2015) and at Google in Kitchener as part of the Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area Biennial (CAFKA) in 2014. The artist is a transient member of Studio Pescarella in Pietrasanta, Italy, recently attended the Agder Kunstsenter residency in Kristiansand, Norway (2022) and has been invited to be Artist in Residence at USF Verftet in Bergen, Norway in 2024. Her work is in the collections of the Royal Bank of Canada, the Bank of Montreal, TD Bank, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, RIMOWA, Bell Canada, The Body Shop and numerous private collections.

Upcoming exhibitions include a solo exhibition at the McIntosh Gallery in London (ON) in 2025, as well as two group exhibitions in 2024; Erratic Behaviour at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery in Kitchener (ON) and Love Languages at Art Windsor Essex in Windsor (ON).

 

Laura Moore acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. 
Artist Talks at KWAG are generously supported by Momentum Developments and Sorbara Law. 

    

 


1) Laura Moore, LS1655, 2021. Hydrocal gypsum cement and gouache. 17.8 x 10.2 x 14 cm. Photo courtesy of the Artist, by LF Documentation.

2) Laura Moore bio photo courtesy of the Artist.

When
March 17th, 2024 from  2:00 PM to  3:00 PM
Location
101 queen street
Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery, ON n2h6p7
Canada
Contact
Phone: 5195795860