Matteawan Gallery presents Gloria, an exhibition of paintings by Patricia Satterlee from her series of the same name. The exhibition opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, and runs through Nov. 2.
In Satterlee’s paintings, a hard-edged central form is placed on a background that alternates between solid gray and an intricately layered field of color. The imagery in the Gloria series evokes the female body, but it is primarily abstract. There are a few basic shapes: the head-like shape with four round protrusions, the torso with thin arms/ head with pigtails, and the hourglass shape suggesting a curvy female torso. The figures are playful, humorous, and alien, but at the same time familiar.
Satterlee has shown frequently in New York as well as nationally and internationally. She has an MFA from American University and received a BFA from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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