Artist Statement: Remnant Series
Recently Patricia Brown has integrated her gestural approach to abstract painting into her hand stitchery. In describing her Remnant Series she says that, “My old splattered, smudged, and torn paint rags contain a beauty that records years of my studio practice. Now, these cleaning cloths are my teachers - as I stitch, I follow each rag’s texture and design. In honoring the formation of each remnant, I find beauty in what would ordinarily be discarded.”
The Remnant series will be featured in the gallery September 2019 in the show titled “Textures”
Patricia Brown‘s drawings, paintings, collages and mixed media assemblages have been shown in venues such as the Spool Factory, Russell Sage College Gallery, Foreman Gallery, Yeager Museum, Impact Gallery, Center Way Gallery, WomanMade Gallery and the Cooperstown Art Association. Her artwork has been printed and reviewed in a variety of artistic, journalistic and academic publications such as Somerset Studio, Syracuse Cultural Workers, Mother Tongue Ink, NYSATA News, and Museo Dei Tarocci. Her “In Motion” drawings were recently published in Traveling through Glass, with poet Lisa Harris through Cayuga Lake Books in 2017,
Brown taught visual art in public schools in central New York State; where she was awarded Art Educator of the Year. She holds a MS in Visual Arts Education from State University College at Buffalo. She now works as a creative art coach and educational consultant in the visual arts. Patricia creates art in her Wild Spirit Art Studio in Lansing, NY.
Patty will have a two person show with Ileen Kaplan in September 2019. New works appear every month in the Salon.