Placing Color, The Painting Center, New York, NY



Carrie Patterson, 10 Steps St. Francis Xavier, 2008
Acrylic, enamel, wood, linen, 18 x 6 inches

April 28 – May 23, 2009

Paintings by Kayla Mohammadi, Brett Baker, Carrie Patterson.

Catalogue available with essay by Vittorio Colaizzi.

Placing Color is an exhibition that explores painting as both a place of action and destination. The exhibition presents paintings by three artists: Brett Baker, Kayla Mohammadi, and Carrie Patterson. Seen together, the artists’ intensely individual approaches create places that are both intimate and immense, unified by sensitivity to the means of painting in ways of touch and color.

Painting, the simple means of placing color on a flat surface, is extraordinary in its ability to transport us from the context of our daily existence to new places – complete, vibrant worlds within the boundaries of a two-dimensional frame. Placing Color seeks to reposition the works by the participating artists beyond an interpretation of painting as a site of illusion. The exhibition extends the notion of the painted surface itself as a location or a destination that is defined by the artist’s actions upon it.