Opening Reception: November 11th, 2021, 6-8 pm
Gallery Location: 195 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10 am–6 pm, Saturday 12 pm–5 pm
Contact Info: 917.292.6921, voltzclarke.com
Voltz Clarke Gallery is pleased to present Soft Landing, a comprehensive solo show featuring new works by artist Stephanie Patton.
Stephanie Patton’s new series explores her signature themes through sculpture, photography, and video in a manner that reflects contemporary subject matter centered around the human condition, mental health, and physical healing. Soft Landing embodies these concerns while alluding to the idea of easing back into life in a gentle and safe way. Through her powerful wording and use of material, Patton invites the viewer to inspect these concepts through a lens of comfort and self-preservation.
Patton states that humor plays a vital role in her work, functioning to encourage the examination of deeper concepts.
“My work often addresses psychological themes while bringing attention to critical issues,” she explains, “including an exploration of mental and physical health while reflecting on the relationship between humor and personal therapies.”
Over the course of her artistic career, Patton has found that creating humorous objects breaks down social barriers and carves out space for open, genuine dialog.
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Stephanie Patton studied painting at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and continued on to receive her MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996. She has exhibited widely in galleries across the US in addition to museums such as the McNay Art Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, Cornell Art Museum, Carnegie Art Museum, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.