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Daisy Patton
http://kcontemporaryart.com, www.jrinehartgallery.com
Affiliation:; Alumni
MFA

2011

Gallery:  K Contemporary, J. Rinehart Gallery
Upcoming exhibitions:  "Put Me Back the Way They Found Me" at the Fulginiti Pavilion, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO Mar.-June 2020; "Burnt Hair Spun Gold" at K Contemporary Upcoming Art Fair:  CONTEXT
Other show:   Pulse in Miami

Awards/Fellowships:   2019 Faith and Freedom Award from the Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Montague Travel Grant award at SMFA 2010

Personal website:   http://daisypatton.com
 
Artist Statement
In "Forgetting is so long," I collect abandoned, anonymous family photographs, enlarge them past their familiar size, and paint over them. I paint to disrupt, to reimagine, to re-enliven these individuals removed from their space and time. Family photographs are sacred relics to their loved ones, but unmoored the images become hauntingly absent. Anthropologist Michael Taussig states that defacing these types of objects forces a “shock into being;” suddenly we perceive them as present, revered, and piercing. By mixing painting with photography, I lengthen Roland Barthes’ “moment of death” (the photograph) into a loving act of remembrance yet also a form of purgatory. Not alive but not quite dead, each person’s newly imagined and altered portrait straddles the lines between memory, identity, and death. They are monuments to the forgotten.



Artwork submitted for the SMFA Art Sale

 

  Untitled (Woman w/Headwrap & MultiColored Flowers)  (2019)
Wall Hanging - Paintings
Medium: Oil on archival print mounted to panel  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 24 H: 36
Price:$4,600
 

  Girl with Plaid and Tiny Leaves  (2019)
Wall Hanging - Paintings
Medium: oil on archival print mounted to panel  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 8 H: 10
Price:$600
 

  Woman in Green with Pink Vines and Silver Flowers  (2019)
Wall Hanging - Paintings
Medium: oil on archival print mounted to panel  
Edition:    Quantity: 1
Dimensions (inches):   W: 8 H: 10
Price:$600