Joan Mitchell Center

Stephanie Patton

Lafayette, LA
Sculpture, Multimedia
June 17–July 26
➔ stephaniepatton.com

“I find that creating humorous objects breaks down barriers and allows for the beginning of an open and genuine dialogue between my art, the audience, and myself. Issues that remain constant in my work are an exploration of mental and physical health, themes of healing, comfort, and self-preservation.”

Born in New Orleans, LA, Stephanie Patton is a multimedia artist whose work crosses the realms of sculpture, painting, photography, installation, performance, video, audio, and text. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette and a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has studied various types of vocal and comedic performance in New York through The New School, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Gotham Writers Workshop. She is currently the producer and host (as the character Renella Rose Champagne) of Lost in Love on KRVS 88.7FM.

Stephanie has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, with shows at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Elizabeth Houston Gallery, and Voltz Clarke Gallery in New York; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Louisiana ArtWorks, the Contemporary Arts Center, and Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans, LA; and Galerie Patricia Dorfmann in Paris, France, among other venues. She is represented by Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans and Voltz Clarke Gallery in New York. She is also a founding member of The Front, an artist’s collective in New Orleans. Her work is often humorous in nature and frequently investigates aspects of human emotion.

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  Sensitivity Training  (installation view), 2017. Works shown:   Careful  (floor text piece), 2017, mattress quilting, upholstery foam, cording, wood, steel frame, powder coating, 10 x 10 x 2 feet (approx.)   Grey Matter , (back wall), 2017, vinyl, batting, canvas, 65 x 154 x 6 inches   Persistence , (right wall), 2016, vinyl, batting, canvas, 41 x 54 x 11 inches

Sensitivity Training (installation view), 2017. Works shown:

Careful (floor text piece), 2017, mattress quilting, upholstery foam, cording, wood, steel frame, powder coating, 10 x 10 x 2 feet (approx.)

Grey Matter, (back wall), 2017, vinyl, batting, canvas, 65 x 154 x 6 inches

Persistence, (right wall), 2016, vinyl, batting, canvas, 41 x 54 x 11 inches


Grey Matter

Grey Matter

2017, vinyl, batting, canvas, 65 x 154 x 6 inches

Persistence

Persistence

2016, vinyl, batting, muslin, 41 x 54 x 11 inches

Please

Please

2017, mattress quilting, upholstery foam, cording, wood, 30 x 87 x 7 ½ inches

Buffer

Buffer

2017, vinyl, batting, canvas, cording, 60 x 103 x 9 inches

  Pause  (installation view), 2016. Works shown, left to right:   Keep , 2015, mattress quilting, upholstery foam, cording, wood, 42 x 65 x 8 inches   Hold , 2015, mattress quilting, upholstery foam, cording, wood, 31 x 65 x 8 inches   Wait , 2015, mattress quilting, upholstery foam, cording, wood, 30 x 65 x 8 inches   Soft Deflector , 2015, vinyl, batting, muslin, 43 x 39 x 6 inches

Pause (installation view), 2016. Works shown, left to right:

Keep, 2015, mattress quilting, upholstery foam, cording, wood, 42 x 65 x 8 inches

Hold, 2015, mattress quilting, upholstery foam, cording, wood, 31 x 65 x 8 inches

Wait, 2015, mattress quilting, upholstery foam, cording, wood, 30 x 65 x 8 inches

Soft Deflector, 2015, vinyl, batting, muslin, 43 x 39 x 6 inches


  Private Practice  (installation view), 2013. Works shown, left to right:   Valor , 2013, vinyl, batting, muslin, 81 x 81 x 15 inches   Meeting , 2013, vinyl, batting, muslin, 55 x 86 x 17 inches   Strength , 2013, vinyl, batting, muslin, 79 x 79 x 15 inches

Private Practice (installation view), 2013. Works shown, left to right:

Valor, 2013, vinyl, batting, muslin, 81 x 81 x 15 inches

Meeting, 2013, vinyl, batting, muslin, 55 x 86 x 17 inches

Strength, 2013, vinyl, batting, muslin, 79 x 79 x 15 inches


It Will Happen

It Will Happen

2014, mattress quilting, upholstery foam, cording, wood, 26 inches high x 36 linear feet x 7 inches deep