The work is not based on any specific idea, but rather a feeling or thought that I have about the essence of the world around me. Depending on time of day, climate and seasonal conditions, my experience and my perception, nature provides me with a symphony of information that becomes my palette — much like notes in music. The multi-layered world, with its endless possibilities and outcomes presents a vast riddle of visual, emotional, psychological and spiritual information.These paintings represent the architecture of this complex survey.
In my work, as in life, there are hundreds of decisions to be made daily. Sometimes simple and clear, at other times complex and convoluted with a multitude of possibilities and outcomes. Each decision has a consequence, moving us in a particular direction. We are in a constant search for clarification. There are moments of repose where we come to that place, allowing us to continue on life's idiosyncratic journey.
With paint I present the physical essence of this metaphysical conundrum.
I ask myself "How much information do I need to represent this place?"
before the viewer's subconscious picks up on its fundamental nature. It is not a question. There are no definitive answers.
It is a feeling, presented in layers. The more you look the more you will see.
'Essence of teamwork captured in Crosseyed.'
Deidre Hanna. Now Magazine.
'Deck the Walls'
Betty Anne Jordan and Gillian Mackay.
The Globe and Mail.
'Artist leaves mountains for urban towers'
Nancy Tousley. The Calgary Herald.
'Paintings evoke an urbanized Dogpatch'
Nancy Tousley. The Calgary Herald.
Pouch Cove Artist Residency
Banff School of Fine Arts, Summer Arts Studio, Banff, Alberta.
Alberta College of Art. Calgary, Alberta.
Visible World. New paintings.
KWT contemporary. Toronto, Ontario
Location. New paintings.
XEXE Gallery. Toronto.Ontario.
A FINE BALANCE. New Paintings.
XEXE Gallery. Toronto, Ontario.
CAROLINE DE MOOY AND MARIE DE SOUSA
James Baird Gallery. St. John's, Newfoundland.
SPOT. PAINTINGS BY CAROLINE DE MOOY.
Bus Gallery. Katherine Mulherin. Toronto, Ontario.
CAROLINE DE MOOY. PAINTINGS AND CARVINGS.
Tableau Vivant Gallery. Toronto, Ontario.
WOODHEART. PAINTINGS AND CARVINGS. Idee Gallery. Toronto, Ontario.
CAROLINE DE MOOY. RECENT PAINTINGS. Artefect. Toronto, Ontario.
CAROLINE DE MOOY. PAINTINGS. Weller Potovsky Gallery. Toronto, Ontario.
PAINTINGS BY CAROLINE DE MOOY. Paul Kuhn Gallery. Calgary, Alberta.Group Exhibitions
Art Gallery of Peterborough Inaugural Triennial
50/50. Artspace. Peterborough, Ontario.
Canadian International Art Fair. KWTcontemporary
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE IV. XEXE Gallery. Toronto,Ontario.
BIG SHOW. Toronto, Ontario.
Exhibition design by Michelle Jacques
Curated by Sheila Gregory, Eugene Knapik and Scott Childs
GROUP SHOW. Red Head Gallery. Toronto, Ontario.
CROSSEYED. An exhibition of collaborative art. Toronto, Ontario.
#. Tableau Vivant Gallery. Toronto, Ontario.
GLO. Archive Inc. Toronto, Ontario.
THE SEX SHOW. Toronto, Ontario.
Birganart Gallery. Toronto, Ontario.
Luba Bystriansky Gallery. Toronto, Ontario.
HOUSING: A RIGHT. The Power Plant. Toronto, Ontario.
JUNGLE. ABC No Rio. New York, New York.
23 PIECES. Artefect. Toronto, Ontario.
ROUND UP. Toronto, Ontario.
POINTS WEST. Idee Gallery. Toronto, Ontario.
INTERNATIONAL MINIATURE ART EXHIBITION. Del Bello Gallery. Toronto, Ontario.
Contemporary Art in Southern Alberta
(a selection) Off Centre Centre. Calgary, Alberta.
Ontario Arts Council Grant
International Miniature Art Exhibition. 2nd Place Purchase Award.
Del Bello Gallery
Canada Council Travel Grant
Province of Alberta Award
Alberta Culture Grant
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Caroline de Mooy
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