A seated woman. A flower. Moroccan tiles. Amoebas. Breasts. Topographical maps. These are some shapes people see in my drawings and paintings. However, my paintings are not subject driven; they are about nature, about color, and about process. In the woodworks, I follow the grain religiously. I look for the shape within the wood, and again apply color in a way that confounds preconceptions of how wood looks, and yet reveals and releases the form inherent in the wood. First you see color—psychedelic, hallucinatory—and then as an afterthought the grain registers. The viewer wants to see a shape, or a scene, but that is an artifact of the viewing process. A horizontal line on a piece of paper, signifies a landscape. I resist any attempts to impose a subject on the work. I am imposing a discipline on my mark making, from which I do not deviate. It is a form of ritual or meditation.
Patricia Fabricant has been an award-winning book designer and art director since 1985. Her primary focus has been on art book and cookbook design. She began painting seriously in 2002.
1985 – B.A. Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT; Studio Art major
1984 – Syracuse University Center in Italy, Florence, Italy
2009 – ROY G. BIV, Mercantile Home, PA
2008 – Exquisitude, Geoffrey Young Gallery, MA
2007 – Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
Four Handed Lift, Moti Hasson Gallery, NYC
2006 – MetLife, Morgan Lehman Gallery, NYC
Light in August, Geoffrey Young Gallery, MA
Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, NYC
Postcards from the Edge, Visual Aids, NYC
2005 – Dalton School Alumni Artists Small Works Exhibition, NYC
2004 – Small Works, 80 Washington Square East Galleries, NYC
Articles and Waves, Geoffrey Young Gallery, MA
2003 – Night of 1000 Drawings, Artists Space, NYC