Pat De Caro, Foreign Shores, 2016. Charcoal and pastel on Fabriano paper. 28 x 19 ½ inches each. Photo: Otto Greule.

Pat De Caro, Foreign Shores, 2016. Charcoal and pastel on Fabriano paper. 28 x 19 ½ inches each. Photo: Otto Greule.

Pat De Caro
Foreign Shores
June 2—30, 2016
Opening: First Thursday, June 2, 6:00—8:00 pm

Pat De Caro presents Foreign Shores, an expansive collection of over eighty charcoal drawings that reflect our relationship to memory and time. Mounted in a narrative grid, extending wall to wall and floor to ceiling, the drawings surround the viewer. They promote meanings and metaphoric connections that shift with emotion, much like light changes according to time, weather, and season.

Rather than limiting the world to singular moments, De Caro’s drawings release us from cartography and encourage us to navigate the waters of our own experience. Her imagery evokes stories passed on, shared and constructed to give expression to a collective consciousness.

“I’m pondering that place between knowing and not knowing, when perception seems real, yet it triggers a vibration in our memory” says DeCaro. “Foreign Shores refers to the edge that defines those waters—waters that are both familiar and mysterious at the same time.”

About the Artist: Pat De Caro’s paintings and drawings have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Yvonne Twining Humber Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts and grants from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund (NYC), the Ford Foundation, and the Seattle Arts Commission; she also received a Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship in Painting and was a Neddy Artist Award finalist. De Caro has participated in residencies at Pilchuck School of Glass, Ateliers Hoherweg (Dusseldorf), the Ragdale Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony.

Website: patdecaro.com
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