Using natural wood, metal and stone materials, Pat Tadier takes a highly emotive and innovative approach to his larger-than-life sculptures.
While Pat has been sculpting for ten years, he only began showing his work in galleries throughout the GTA in 2018. Since then, he has been selected to exhibit in numerous exhibitions and fine art shows.
Pat has won multiple juried show awards.
Shows and Exhibitions
2022 – Art Gallery of Ontario “I AM HERE: Home Movies and Everyday Masterpieces Exhibition“
2022 – Overzealous 5th Annual Fine Art Exhibition “Perceptions”
- Second Place Winner in Sculpture for “Doodle”
2021 – Art Gallery of Ontario – “Portraits of Resilience Exhibition”
2021 – Elora Sculpture Project
2021 – Scarborough Arts 25th Annual Juried Exhibition
2021 – Beaux Arts Brampton Art Exhibition – “Sacred Haunts”
2021 -Beaux Arts Brampton Art Exhibition – “Everything Beaux”
2020 – Beaux Arts Brampton Art Exhibition – “Christmas Show”
2020 – Beaux Arts Brampton Juried Show & Art Exhibition – “Leaps & Bounds”
- First Place Winner for “Help”
2020 – Overzealous 4th Annual Fine Art Exhibition “Re-Imagined”
- Committee Choice Winner for “Help”2020 – Beaux Arts Brampton – Winter Art Show
2019 – Beaux Arts Juried Show – “Autumn Luminati” Art Show
2019 – Beaux Arts Brampton Art Exhibition “Transitions”
2019 – Beaux Arts Brampton 12th Annual Open Juried Fine Art Show
2018 – Overzealous 3rd Annual Fine Art Exhibition – “I See It”
2018 – Milton Art in the Park
2018 – Oakville Art in the Park
Congratulations to our 2022 Award Winners!
2022 Overzealous Fine Art Comments from Exhibition Juror:
Pat Tadier – Second Place – Doodle
Doodle has the feeling of clarity that emerges from ongoing experimentation. There is something ‘automatic’ in the Dada-ist sense, about the doodled lines around the arm. The caricatured face, picasso-esque deconstruction of features, and bold colouration give it high energy. As do the outrageously kinky lashes, almost aggressively irreverent, wriggling like Medusa’s snakes as they dare you to blink..
The implied makeup, even with the red lips and big lashes, somehow doesn’t feminise the figure as much as one might expect, or at least it reads to me as a performance à la Cirque du Soleil, where any gender could be under all the face paint. With the help of over-the-top costuming, a lot can be hidden in plain sight. The character’s upturned chin and gently lifted middle finger set a mini scene for me, in which they flatly reject the reactions and judgements of others. This I find quite satisfying.