Stephanie Patton: Private Practice

Exhibition Dates: March 2 – April 20, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 2 from 6–8 pm
Gallery Location: 434 Julia Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm
Contact Info: 504.522.1999;

The Arthur Roger Gallery is pleased to present Private Practice, a mixed media exhibition by Stephanie Patton. The exhibition will be on view at Arthur Roger@434, located at 434 Julia Street, from March 2 through April 20, 2013. The gallery will host an opening reception with the artist in attendance, Saturday, March 2 from 6–8 pm.

Intersection, 2013, Vinyl, batting and muslin, 62 x 60 x 4 inches

Intersection, 2013, Vinyl, batting and muslin, 62 x 60 x 4 inches

Stephanie Patton is a multimedia artist whose work comprises sculpture, painting, photography, video and performance. Humor plays an important role in her work and is often used as a device to bring attention to more critical issues and transform her personal experiences into something universal.

Private Practice embodies the issues and elements that remain constant in her work: an exploration of mental and physical health and themes of healing, comfort and self-preservation. The large-scale, padded white vinyl pieces in the exhibition allude to various emotional states. The works are an invitation to lure the viewers into their own state of self-awareness. The artist finds that creating humorous objects often breaks down barriers and allows for the beginning of an open and genuine dialog between her art, the audience and herself. Other multimedia pieces in the exhibition deal with moving through and overcoming painful experiences as both children and adults.

Born in New Orleans, Stephanie Patton received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has studied various types of vocal and comedic performance in New York through the New School, Upright Citizens Brigade and Gotham Writers’ Workshop.

Stephanie Patton has shown her work nationally and internationally including shows at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in the Bronx, New York; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, Louisiana; and Galerie Patricia Dorfmann in Paris, France. Her work is included in numerous permanent collections including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois and the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in Los Angeles, California. She is also a founding member of The Front, the nonprofit artist collective based in New Orleans.