Pam Patterson: undiminish’d in process


This exhibit is a fragment of a project-in-process entitled a battered ship, undiminsh’d which considers intergenerational trauma, disability, and language within the Irish emigrant body.

 
DateThursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 6:00pm

Location

Process Gallery, Gallery 1313, 1313 Queens Street West, Toronto< ON

undiminish’d in process

Nov 8-18th Process Gallery, Gallery 1313, 1313 Queens Street West, Toronto

Pam Patterson

This exhibit is a fragment of a project-in-process entitled a battered ship, undiminsh’d which considers intergenerational trauma, disability, and language within the Irish emigrant body. My concern is with how language is silenced or used to befuddle, or reveal, and with how trauma is felt in the body.

A video still of my body bent over an old stone table behind the dairy cottage where I briefly lived in Ireland in 2017 is transposed in exhibition with several gesture drawings – reproduced as digital prints -  of the three female geese who visited me daily for table scraps. The geese, ever in motion, are captured as formally incomplete and as such act as metaphor for the “battered” body – never fixed, always partial. But here I appear to rest, listening across time as the rooks call themselves home at dusk.

Pam Patterson, as a performance and visual artist, has exhibited and performed across Canada and internationally for over 30 years. Recent performance/video works include Brick, a commissioned performance for Visualeyez, Latitude 53, Edmonton and Red Square for TorinoPERFORMANCEART International Festival, Turin, Italy. Patterson exhibited new drawings, digital prints and photo works for the Kilkenny Arts Festival, this past August and with Leena Raudvee and Nat Piper for Positive Masculinity, Maison Depoivre September-October 2018 in Prince Edward County.

Pam Patterson would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council for grant support for this exhibition.

DateThursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 6:00pm

Website Location

Process Gallery, Gallery 1313, 1313 Queens Street West, Toronto< ON

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Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 6:00pm

undiminish’d in process

Nov 8-18th Process Gallery, Gallery 1313, 1313 Queens Street West, Toronto

Pam Patterson

This exhibit is a fragment of a project-in-process entitled a battered ship, undiminsh’d which considers intergenerational trauma, disability, and language within the Irish emigrant body. My concern is with how language is silenced or used to befuddle, or reveal, and with how trauma is felt in the body.

A video still of my body bent over an old stone table behind the dairy cottage where I briefly lived in Ireland in 2017 is transposed in exhibition with several gesture drawings – reproduced as digital prints -  of the three female geese who visited me daily for table scraps. The geese, ever in motion, are captured as formally incomplete and as such act as metaphor for the “battered” body – never fixed, always partial. But here I appear to rest, listening across time as the rooks call themselves home at dusk.

Pam Patterson, as a performance and visual artist, has exhibited and performed across Canada and internationally for over 30 years. Recent performance/video works include Brick, a commissioned performance for Visualeyez, Latitude 53, Edmonton and Red Square for TorinoPERFORMANCEART International Festival, Turin, Italy. Patterson exhibited new drawings, digital prints and photo works for the Kilkenny Arts Festival, this past August and with Leena Raudvee and Nat Piper for Positive Masculinity, Maison Depoivre September-October 2018 in Prince Edward County.

Pam Patterson would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council for grant support for this exhibition.

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Process Gallery, Gallery 1313, 1313 Queens Street West, Toronto< ON
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