Object and Fields: Paintings by Michael Stack & Carrie Patterson, AxD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Carrie Patterson, One Placement Out of Five Hundred, 2010
Oil and acrylic on canvas and wood
38 x 28 x 3 inches

November 12 – December 4, 2010

Carrie Patterson creates her paintings based on landscapes seen through windows of Maryland chapels. They emerge as collages of painted objects — painterly yet assembled. In contrast, Mike Stack’s work assumes the sculptural presence of objects in a landscape. Their force lies in the balance of strong figuration and impenetrable significance. These artists promote an unexpected dialogue between the meaning of object versus landscape.