Gareth Moore: Over time, dust enough will gather to make soil
Process Room 20.07.09- 30.07.09
Gareth Moore is known for his playful and conceptually rigorous works produced from his investigations of the world around him. In 2006 he undertook a project titled Uncertain Pilgrimage in which he traveled around the world performing a diverse range of activities such as baking and displaying bread at a neighbourhood bakery in Trento, Italy, visiting Richard Long in order to ask for a pair of his shoes and working on-site in an antiquarian bookshop in Cologne. These actions resulted in the production of ephemeral sculptures, drawings and photographs that tell the story of Moore's in depth immersion into varied social spaces. Moore's relational projects work to dislodge distinctions between art and life by positioning art in relation to human activity.
In 2007, Moore exhibited work at Murray Guy, New York; Galerie Daniel Buchholz as part of the European Kunsthalle project in Cologne; Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporaneo, Trento, Italy and in the Door Slamming Festival in Berlin, Germany. In 2008 a solo exhibition of Moore's work was presented at the Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Earlier this year the project Uncertain Pilgrimage was on view at the Catriona Jeffries Gallery, Vancouver. In 2009 Moore will participate in the National Gallery of Canada's group exhibition Nomads, and an exhibition at Luettgenmeijer, Berlin, Germany.