My friend, the very talented Pat Patterson, will be exhibiting her paintings on the South Side starting this Thursday. In particular, her exhibit includes the tremendous painting she created as part of her MFA thesis — beyond its sheer size (9ft by 10 ft I believe, maybe more), it’s also fantastic and thrilling for the skill and artistic insight it demonstrates.
Pat’s work explores issues of identity, particularly identity of gender but expanding beyond that to the concerns we all face in discovering, understanding, and developing our selves. And she’s such a fantastic, vibrant, dear individual — I hope everyone might have the chance to come to the reception and meet her and appreciate her work.
The reception will be in two locations simultaneously: the LaFond Gallery and the Tuscany Cafe, both on East Carson Street in Pittsburgh’s South Side. Additional details from Pat below. Note that Mahogany, Pat’s key model, will be present as well, making this an event for sure. (I’ve met Mahogany just once, and she’s quite electric.)
Let me know if you have questions or need directions. I hope I’ll see you there!
NOTE: LaFond Gallery is at 1711 E. Carson St. and the Tuscany Cafe is in the 1500 block on the same side of the street. It’s a short walk from one to the other.