Patricia Fabricant

Patricia Fabricant

Patricia Fabricant, gouache on paper, 12 x 16 in. 2015

Patricia Fabricant, gouache on paper, 10 x 14 in. 2015
We are thrilled and honored that Patricia Fabricant has joined the gallery. Here is an award-winning artist who has had an impressive run over the past dozen years, at galleries such as Morgan Lehman, Geoffrey Young, Front Room, Fountain Art Fair, Sideshow, Centotto, Mark Miller, and even at our old haunt Brooklyn Fire Proof, and many other venues. I have been encountering her work for years, always to uplifting effect.

There has long been in the Brooklyn art scene a discourse of decorative engagement. Sometimes I call it “synthetic art,” and we have touched upon the theme here and there. It is about pleasure, sensation, and color. Sometimes it has earned the derision of hardcore conceptualists and heroic existentialists. When I am backed up against the wall about it, I usually cite Walter Benjamin, who gave license to modernity as no one else in the whole hagiography of blowhards.

“My aim is to move beyond thought and conscious intent into a pure visual, visceral space,” writes Fabricant. “I draw inspiration from such diverse sources as Aboriginal songline paintings, Islamic tiles, and contemporary process-driven art. The meditative aspect relates both to my process and to the viewer’s experience. I want your eyeballs to vibrate, a little.”

— ep, 3/7/16

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Patricia Fabricant, Three Small Panels
Gouache on board, 5 x 7 in. each. 2015