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11/8, Patti OLEON: Somewhere Else
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Nancy Tubbs

November 03, 2018    

MODERNISM INC. presents:

Patti OLEON: Somewhere Else

Opening reception Thur, Nov 8, 5:30-8pm, exhibition November 8 - December 22, 2018, San Francisco

MORE INFO: http://modernisminc.com/exhibitions/Patti_OLEON--Somewhere_Else/


The oil paintings of Patti OLEON are highly representational depictions of period interiors, gathered during recent travels to Budapest, Prague, Venice, Berlin, and Istanbul, yet, like a stage set before the opening of a play, these interiors are resolutely devoid of human habitation. Highly detailed, yet unfamiliar and unplaceable, her depictions of interiors incorporate the distortions resulting from photo-documentation with a hand-held camera, using available light, and shallow depth of field. She composes structures and intersections of light and form from sections of these spaces, and then faithfully paints, using old master techniques, what the camera records, including any oddities of reflected light, seeking the edge between realism and illusion, the tension between the known and the unidentifiable. Pervasive warm light creates an ambiguous, sensuous skin that contradicts the motionless, powerful void. The entire room becomes a still life, with a relationship between time and image echoing a Proustian sensibility.

Patti Oleon's great accomplishment is not that she deceives us with her paintings, but that she lets us see ourselves being deceived. She reveals that our reality is our invention.

Modernism is proud to present its seventh one-person exhibition of paintings Patti OLEON. Oleon received both her B.A. and M.F.A from UCLA, from which she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude. She has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants, including the Guggenheim Foundation, Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant (twice), the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant, Fulbright/DAAD Fellowship, Ford Foundation Grant, and an Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant.

The public is cordially invited to attend an opening reception on Thursday, November 8th, from 5:30-8PM.

DATE/TIME:
Opening reception Thur, Nov 8, 5:30-8pm, exhibition November 8 - December 22, 2018

LOCATION:
MODERNISM INC.
724 Ellis Street
San Francisco, CA, 94121
415-541-0461
http://www.modernisminc.com/

COST/TICKETS/REGISTRATION:
Free

MORE INFO:
Website: http://modernisminc.com/exhibitions/Patti_OLEON--Somewhere_Else/
Email: info@modernisminc.com
Phone: 415-541-0461

About MODERNISM INC.:
Founded in 1979, Modernism has since presented more than 450 exhibitions, both historical and contemporary, in media ranging from painting to photography, sculpture to performance, by an international roster of artists.

Throughout its 37 years, owner Martin Muller has striven to keep the gallery's challenging, museum quality program at the forefront of the art world.
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