Patricia Patterson’s work is a symbolic metaphor for life’s ordinary things. Each piece evokes the transitory aspects of life, which normally remain unremarked. Patterson deals with an existence that has no place in history; a conversation, a dream in bed, a dog rolling on a lawn. Mundane snap-shots of personal moments in time affect an astute personal viewpoint in Patterson’s work. In particular, visions of Inishmore, one of the Aran Islands, west of Gallaway, has given Patterson fuel for many of her paintings.
Patterson was schooled from 1959-1961 at Parsons School of Design, New York, she moved to San Diego in 1971 with her husband, the late Manny Farber, to teach at the University of California at San Diego. Patterson has shown with Quint Contemporary Art, Holly Solomon Gallery, Newspace and the San Diego Museum of Art.
For Patterson, art equals life and domestic life equals art. Her paintings are scenarios, reflecting the connectedness of family, friends and the earth. http://quintgallery.com/patricia-patterson
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