LESLEY PATTERSON-MARX "New Works"
Sunday, August 11 - Sunday, September 15
Artist Reception: NO RECEPTION SCHEDULED
The process of collecting defines my work. Poring over old magazines, sifting through jars of buttons and arranging stacks of sepia and black-and-white photographs leave me with a sense of wonder and awe. The bug-eaten leaves, four-leaf clovers and cicada wings that I find on daily walks lead me to the studio. As I arrange these ephemeral collections, I discover connections, narratives and synchronicities between them.
In my most recent work, I use printmaking as a form of collage. Hand-cut textures and images from larger prints form quilt-like pieces that are meditations on the interconnectedness of all things. Anonymous photographs of a bygone era form silhouettes on which the viewer is free to cast his or her own narrative.
My work often calls upon traditionally feminine craft media. Using thread, textiles and decorative patterns, I engage in repetitive work as a practice through which I am able to achieve a state of mindful reflection.
About the Artist:
Lesley Patterson-Marx was born and raised in Louisville, KY and has lived in Nashville, TN since 2001. She received a BA degree in Fine Art from Murray State University in 1997 and an MFA from The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2001. Her favorite mediums are artist’s books, printmaking, and mixed media. She has exhibited her work locally in such venues as The Frist Center for Visual Arts, Tag Gallery, and Zeitgeist Gallery. She has shown her work in galleries, art centers, colleges, and universities across the nation, including Cynthia Broan Gallery in Chelsea ,NYC, The Kohler Center in Kohler, WI, and The Berkeley Art Center in Berkeley, CA. Her work has been featured in local publications such as The Nashville Scene and Nashville Arts Magazine, and national publications such as Craft Magazine, and Readymade Magazine. She also works as a teaching artist and illustrator, having taught at Watkins College of Art Design, Art and Soul, and University School of Nashville, and Sarratt Studios.
CONTACT THE GALLERY
For artists interested in exhibiting their work at the Belcourt Theatre, please email gallery coordinator Ben Smythe at firstname.lastname@example.org and attach three or more .jpeg images of current work.
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