The Butte College Art Gallery Presents, Elemental Forming: Color and Mind, an exhibition of oil paintings by Tori Patterson, inspired by identity formation, loss and rebirth—the path to becoming who we are. The exhibition begins Wednesday, August 31 and runs through Thursday, September 22, 2016. A gallery reception will take place on Wednesday, August 31, from 4– 6 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served, for more information, visit the Butte College Art Gallery Facebook page: www.facebook.com/butteartgallery. The Butte College Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Arts Building on the main campus of Butte College, 3536 Butte Campus Dr., Oroville, CA. Current gallery hours are Monday– Thursday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
About the Exhibition:
In Elemental Forming: Color and Mind, 21 paintings are a varied mix of the artist’s work interpreting the subdued, flourishing, or sometimes messy angles of the self at a given time. Defining the self does not mean these are clear-cut portraits, instead they range from abstractions and landscape to figure studies. The paintings are colorful yet subdued, with expressive strokes, colors and twisted lines that unhinge a realistic interpretation. These are a study on affect and identity, where introspection, dreaming and confronting a more difficult narrative are embraced.
About the Artist:
Tori Patterson is a painter who works and lives in the New York City area. Examining interpersonal relations, emotions and psychology inspires her work. She recently received her MFA from Lesley University, Cambridge Massachusetts.