Lorraine Pritchard Cadence
Vernissage: Thursday November 28 at 6 pm
Exhibition: November 29 to December 21, 2013
We are honoured to feature Lorraine Pritchard’s exhibition Cadence in our McClure Gallery. The exhibition brings together approximately twenty works that range from quiet tapestry-like grounds of subtle grey to celebratory fields of pink, blue and green.
Pattern, rhythm, interconnection – “we live in fields of movement and rhythmic pattern” – and the idea of “unity in diversity” are underlying themes that feed Pritchard’s visual investigations. Indeed, her paintings are as much contemplative acts as artworks. They hang like meditative scrolls; the rows of variegated marks become visual testament to a labour of love, a mantra repeated and repeated towards the attainment of an altered consciousness, a renewed perception. Moreover, Pritchard’s works reveal themselves – much like music – over time. We scan and re-scan the black or coloured gestures, gathered in their sequential leanings and relational energies, as they unfold their melodies in evocative, resonant combinations. These are paintings of deep integrity and intent that beckon us again and again.
Lorraine Pritchard was born in the Canadian Prairies of Manitoba. The work has been influenced by the patterning and spatial relationships of the vast plains. As a visual artist her work includes drawings, paintings and constructed assemblages. The underlying motivation of the artist is a search for a visual language that expresses the interrelationship of spiritual and physical reality. Her work has been exhibited in Canada, France, Belgium, United States and Japan (Canadian Embassy in Tokyo). She currently lives and works in her studio in Montreal and is represented by Beaux-arts des Amériques.