November 28 - December 26, 2015
Laura Moore's sculptural practice has long explored the tensions between the monumental and the handheld, the disposable and the permanent, the interactive and the inert. In her newest series, Small Monuments, the artist has meticulously sculpted from soapstone multiple generations of computer mice. Invented in the 1960's and designed to fit into the palm of our hands, the computer mouse as a navigational tool has become the essential link between our bodies and the digital world. Yet now, with the dawn of haptic and touchscreen technologies, it is becoming less ubiquitous. Small Monuments captures in stone an otherwise fleeting moment in the age of electronics when one device is replaced by another. By offering a moment of reflection on what is soon to pass, the series evokes the question - what comes next?
Laura Moore (b.1979) is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice is rooted in sculpture. The artist works primarily in stone, although her practice extends into wood relief, drawing and photography. Moore received an MFA from York University and a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. Recent exhibitions include Sculpture by the Sea in Aarhus, Denmark (2015), Material World at the Indianapolis Art Centre in Indiana (2015), TH&B UNITED at the Cotton Factory in Hamilton (2015) and Possible Futures: What is to be done? The Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Windsor (2014). Moore's sculptures have been installed in numerous public settings, most notably 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.