MARKS OF REPAIR is selection of thirty paintings originally scheduled to be be installed in the spacious Artspace Buffalo Gallery. Due to necessary pandemic restrictions, the show was moved to The Exhibit online viewing room.
The challenge of moving the presentation onto social media and virtual gallery seemed to be a fair price in a world calling out for a season of repair. The actual process of painting often involves some ruin and repair on the way to pushing forward to finished work. I view self-expression and all kinds of art experience as potentially medicinal.
Gestures, ideas, and marks become a kind of dance in the task of arranging and layering materials, color,
texture in order to dialogue with my time and place. The selections in this show are parts of a related whole,
recent work as a continuation of several decades of working in paint on paper, canvas or wood, often including elements of textiles or paper collage. The painter, Georgia O'Keefe signed her letters "from the faraway nearby." This idea reminds me of the way painting is a measure of physical and psychic geography between self and other.
The entire show is featured in
Marks of Repair: Mixed Media Painting by Pat Pendleton 2020
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