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For Immediate Release  

ART SQUARE GALLERY is pleased to present Patricia Crowley’s first solo exhibition, Scenes of Italy, from May 31 to June, 19, 2011. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, June 1, from 6 – 9pm.

Crowley’s recent oil paintings capture the quality of natural light and the scenery of Rome, Orte (North of Rome), Campania and Southern Tuscany.

In her work she explores a variety of surfaces and textures—from thin, layered transparencies in the sky to thick patches of paint in the foreground—and she uses finely tuned colour to establish tone and mood.  Loose paint strokes give a sense of flow and kinetic energy, which is balanced with quieter, evenly painted shapes.

Owner of Art Square Gallery, Leyla Kizilirmak, is thrilled to be hosting the first show of this emerging artist. She describes Crowley’s paintings as “showing the folded quality of the Italian landscape. Her images are luminous and vibrant.”

Crowley’s previous works include urban landscapes and Canadian scenery, transformed dramatically through colour.

Patricia Crowley was born in Montréal, Québec, and currently lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. She attended the Ontario College of Art and the Anne Tanenbaum School at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and is currently working with Ewa Stryjnik at the Project Art studio. She has previously participated in group shows with students from the Anne Tanenbaum Art School of the Art Gallery of Ontario and with the Project Art Studio in 2009 and 2010.

ART SQUARE GALLERY is located at 334 Dundas Street West, Toronto across from the Art Gallery of Ontario.


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