For the show, Patterson was inspired by identity formation, loss and rebirth—the path in which humans become who they are.
There are 21 paintings in a varied mix of her 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.
Patterson is a painter who works and lives in the New York City