8 January 1985 - 26 January 1985
Opening Reception 8 January 1985 8pm
Kim Moodie’s recent works on paper and canvas are concerned with a narrative use and development of symbols. His imagery is modeled on toys, book illustrations, and figurative engravings, such as those depicting primitive North American life. Emphasis is placed on the representation and context in which these figurative elements are situated. Scale, vivid colour and the complex interplay of these figural elements serve to clarify their symbolic significance. The destructive violence of society is a recurrent theme in Kim Moodie’s work, whereby references to primitive beauty are contrasted by symbols of the harshness of the civilized world.
Kim Moodie was born in Parry Sound, Ontario in 1951. He received his BA from the University of Western Ontario in 1974, and his MFA from Concordia University, Montreal, in 1979. He has participated in exhibitions in London, Ontario and Toronto, and since 1980 has been an instructor at the University of Western Ontario.