Patricia Fabricant

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

Patricia Fabricant, gouache on paper, 10 x 14 in. 2015
Patricia Fabricant 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, at our former home Brooklyn Fire Proof, and many other venues. I have been running into her work for years, always to uplifting effect.

There has long been in Brooklyn a tendency to take the decorative to phenomenological extremes. Sometimes I call it “synthetic art,” and we have touched upon the theme here and there. It is about pleasure, sensation, and, actually, inundation of the senses. And the excesses have earned the derision of hardcore conceptualists. When I am backed up against the wall about the matter, I usually cite Walter Benjamin, who gave license to modern urban pleasure as no one else.

“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