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Community Bank of the Chesapeake - Carrie Patterson

  • Community Bank of the Chesapeake 22730 Three Notch Rd Lexington Park, MD 20653 (map)
 Mike Montillo

Mike Montillo

Community Bank of the Chesapeake & the St. Mary's County Arts Council presents the work of

Carrie Patterson
Show runs September -
January, 2018

Lexington Park Branch
22730 Three Notch Rd 
Lexington Park, MD 20653


About the Artist
I paint to give expression to the experience of inhabiting space. I am involved in a practice of recording visual events in order to understand the impact of the physical on the emotional world around me. My hope is to create a geometric object that embodies a poetic, physical translation of place. The geometry found in architectural forms holds my attention. I am particularly interested in the vernacular architecture of places that I know well. I live in Southern Maryland and have been interested in historic chapels, barns, houses and temporary billboards. Through the accumulation of remembered experiences, I create objects made out of blocks, paper, and paint that imply a narrative of time observed and felt by the viewer.  Embedded in my process is the choice to slow down the speed of information and find meaning in subtle variation. I layer paint on the canvas, block on block, and paper on paper until a sensation of spatial elasticity is realized.
The show at Community Bank consists of 28 artworks, collagraph prints and a stacked paper series. Mistaken Identity is a body of work consisting of ten artworks made from artists proofs from 2004 – 2013. Each stack of paper is approximately 1.5 x 1.5 x 2 inches. Patterson has been making stacked collages since 2008. The idea for this series came from making the Quilt Paintings and wanting to see a series of squares in stacked paper. The series took 3 years to complete. Collagraphs are monoprints made with scrap cardboard and a printing press. I use a collage like method to make the prints and they serve as a way of drawing through ideas with color.
In each object that I make, I distill shape, line and color into the simplest components creating a body of work where time and sequence become important. I work on many surfaces at once, altering the arrangement of built surfaces of line, shape and color in subtle degrees, much like a choreographer would alter a repetitive action across the stage.


Community Bank of the Chesapeake partners  with
St. Mary's County Arts Council

The Arts Council partnered with the Community Bank in Charlotte Hall in 2014 and are pleased to present a quarterly showcase of the work of Southern Maryland Artists.

Community Bank is a long-time supporter of the arts in Southern Maryland and has provided this special opportunity to share the talent of our extraordinary artist with all the bank visitors.

Stop by the bank and see the beautiful exhibit!

Later Event: September 1
ArtWalk 2017 Winners