Pat Service Exhibition
10 September 2022 — 2 October 2022
Vancouver artist Pat Service uses paint and form to render a familiar theme in an unfamiliar way and convey the essence and ordinariness of beauty. Her flowers, the landscapes and humans figures are brought to life through bright swaths of colour and surealist sense of scale. Service's series of iconic Florals have a pop holding, at its centre, identifiable description of a single blossom. Detached from stem, leaves or even a background shade, each unique flower head appears, greatly magnified, like a target, flattened and alone within a square frame, the arrangement reading like a hypnotic spiral analogous to the actual formation of a blossom in nature.