Opening Reception: Thursday, January 16th from 6–8 pm
Gallery Location: 141 East 62nd Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10065
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am–6 pm, Saturday by appointment
Contact Info: , 212.933.0291, voltzclarke.com
Voltz Clarke Gallery is pleased to present JOIN, a two-person exhibition of recent works by Stephanie Patton and Katy Ferrarone. The gallery will host an opening reception with both artists in attendance on Thursday, January 16th from 6-8 pm.
Stephanie Patton is a multi-media artist who has become recognized for her sculptural wall text pieces in mattress quilting and vinyl. Mattress quilting can suggest ideas related to birth, death, intimacy, relationships, illness and rest. Coupled with words or phrases that often have multiple meanings, such as “please”, the quilted fabric is meant to bring a humorous, yet poignant conceptual message to the viewer. Patton uses vinyl in her sculptural reliefs for its physical properties as well as for its inherent references to mental and physical health and protection.
Stephanie Patton received her BFA in Painting from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1993 and her MFA in Photography from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996. Patton has exhibited widely in the Southern Region, specifically in New Orleans, Florida, Georgia and Texas. Most recently, Patton was selected for an Artist Residency at the Joan Mitchell Center as well as a Recipient for the South Arts Louisiana Fellowship.
Katy Ferrarone creates her body of work around the idea of mindfulness. The circle or oval forms seen throughout this body of work represent a full expression of a thought or emotion. The focal point, or center, of each painting acknowledges the beginning of that thought or emotion. As the circle form (or thought) expands, the compositions become much more complex. The hash markings represent an effort to quiet down those thoughts. Through her work, Ferrarone hopes to create a basis of conversation about the ability of the mind to remain present and to ultimately find peace.
Katy Ferrarone received her BFA in Painting from Syracuse University in 1998 and an AAS in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design in 2004. She has had solo exhibitions in Singapore, Telluride, Colorado and Connecticut. She has been featured in publications such as: The New York Times, Venue Magazine, The Fairfieldista and The Fairfield Citizen.