Pattie Lee Becker: Objects in Place

Firehouse Art Center (Longmont)

August 7 - September 8, 2013

  • Artist Insider (Members only event): Friday August 30 @ 6 PM
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(from the press release)

Objects in Place became a fresh look at creating composition and pattern. It began with on inquiry: can random arrangements of volumes and lines kick-start an investigation into what pattern, flatness, space, and objects may convey. The simple experiment revealed the process for this new series which explores seem-ingly mundane objects of doily life, often choreographed by compelling snapshots from my personal ar-chived photographs. Primary objects ore abstracted into flatness and non-materiality, leaving only shapes which may at bed trigger memories as familiar silhouettes. Surroundings with depth are flattened and then abstracted as vibrant explosions of patterned surfaces that possess their own kaleidoscopic depth.

The juxtaposition of objects portrayed as emptiness with surroundings portrayed as surfaces begins a playful visual oscillation as well as o rewriting of the relationship between the two. The series emphasizes shifts of space and materiality where the hollow stillness of monolithic negative spaces and detailed vibrant surfaces aro each vying for our attention. Translating this exploration sculpturally, these objects as negative space; have been crafted as three dimensional non-objects devoid of specificity, afloat in their patterns as space.

Firehouse Art Center
667 Fourth Ave
Longmont, CO 80501
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