Carrie Patterson


Carrie Patterson’s paintings investigate the tension between the memory of architectural space and the space of painterly process. Her work questions whether the physicality of a painting or collage can be representative of space without illusion. Influenced by architecture where light plays on structure and material, her recent work considers the “translation” of architecture into two dimensional objects .The goal is to feel (in the body), measure (in unexpected ways), and translate (via painting) how buildings both contain and hold the life of people who came before and, in turn, become the vessel of life for people who inhabit the spaces in the present. Patterson works on many canvases at once, altering the arrangement of line, shape and color in subtle degrees, much like a choreographer would alter a repetitive action across a stage.