Gouache on panel
Fair market value: $550
Part of an ongoing series of explorations of color, line, form. Fabricant has a deep and abiding interest in process-driven work, from mandalas and yantras to Aboriginal song-line paintings, Islamic tiles, and the Pattern and Decoration movement. The P&D movement interests her in particular since it was a female-driven movement using the materials and techniques of traditional "women's work" at a time when the art world was dominated by the extreme masculinity of minimalism. She also draws inspiration from spiritualists such as Emma Kunz, Hilma af Klint, Agnes Pelton, early Kandinsky, and more recently contemporaries such as Lori Ellison, Dan Zeller and James Siena.
Patricia Fabricant is a painter curator, and award-winning book designer, born in New York City. She received her BA from Wesleyan University and studied painting in Florence Italy. Her abstract and figurative paintings have been exhibited widely at such galleries as M David & Co, Front Room, SFA Projects, Equity Gallery, Morgan Lehman, the Painting Center, and 490 Atlantic. Her curatorial practice includes two editions of the benefit group show, Among Friends, Studio Mates at Front Room Gallery, and With the Grain, at Equity Gallery. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Fabricant is participating in Selects-@-CREATE, an exhibition curated by Daniel Aycock and Kathleen Vance. This exhibit is presented by Open Source Gallery in collaboration with CREATE. Selects-@-CREATE opens on November 20, 2021 and is on view in Catskill, NY through January 16, 2022