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Zoe Pettijohn Schade

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Studio Location
Ocean Moire, 2009, Gouache with gold and paladium leaf on paper, 40 x 60 inches
Detail: Ocean Moire; Layers of gilded lines
Dark Harbinger 1, 2009, Gouache and gold leaf on paper, 15.5 x 23 inches
Drunkard's Path, 2007, Gouache with gold, silver, composite leaf, and abalone shell on paper, 40 x 60 inches
Father's Space, 2006, Gouache and gold leaf on paper, 40 x 60 inches
Pettijohn Schade
Artist's Statement

I make gouache paintings in detailed layers of repeating imagery. The images are drawn from memory, personal iconography, perception, and the larger cultural landscape. These associations tend to form constellations around ideas of fate, will, and luck. Repetition in my work is the geometry of relationships between images. The patterns of these relationships are loaded with psychological and symbolic associations, and have their own history. Different structures embody tensions between choice and fate, clear limits and the infinite. These forms of repetition soothe the eye into accepting increasing amounts of information, expanding the space of the picture plain. As the layers multiply and become denser, the embedded and abstracted images rise to the eye in their own time like memories.

Education:1995 BFA Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
Solo Shows:2004 Zoe Pettijohn: Try Your Luck. Mixed Greens Gallery, NY
Zoe Pettijohn: Repeating Landscapes and Patterned Sieves,Kenny Schacter Contemporary Gallery, NY
2003 Zoe Pettijohn: Painted Repeats,The Arts Club of Washington, Washington DC
Group Shows:2oo9 The Air Is Thick, Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2008 Precurse,Nationalmuseum, Berlin, Germany
Gouache and Gouache Only,Andrea Meislin Gallery and Jeff Bailey Gallery, NY
2007 Gouache and Gouache Only, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
2005 Boys Meet Girls,Salon Centro, Mexico City, Mexico
2004 New American Talent,Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX
2000 I Hate New York,107 Shoreditch High Street, London, England