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Stephanie Patton: Comfort Zone 1993 – 2021

12 Jun 2021 - 11 Sep 2021

A mid-career survey that looks back on Stephanie Patton’s artwork from 1993 to 2021.

Throughout her career, Patton has explored many artforms, including photography, performance art, sculpture, textiles, and more. This new exhibition explores the common threads found in Patton’s vast body of work. Her work includes strong themes of humor, love and caring, health and comfort, which she explores through a wide variety of artistic approaches, including textiles, sculpture, video, performance, photography, and painting. Patton’s craft and process speak loudly in the objects she creates. The end product of Patton’s process are objects of formal beauty and subtle complexity. 

“Humor plays an important role in my work. I often use it as a device to bring attention to more critical issues. Over the course of my artistic career I have found that creating humorous objects often breaks down barriers and allows for the beginning of an open and genuine dialog between my art, the audience and myself. In this way, humor transforms my personal experience into something universal.” —Stephanie Patton

This is Patton’s largest solo exhibition to-date and a significant survey of the artist’s work.

About Stephanie Patton

Stephanie Patton is an internationally recognized artist, and her artwork has been exhibited in leading galleries and art fairs in New York, Paris, Tokyo, and Miami. Patton’s work is held in many private and public collections, including the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Hilliard University Art Museum, and the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation in Los Angeles, California. 

In 2019 Patton was the South Arts Fellow for the State of Louisiana and a finalist for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art from The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina. Patton has been an artist-in-residence at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, The Vermont Studio Center, and The Santa Fe Art Institute. She was recently included in the exhibition Robert Indiana: A Legacy of Love at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio Texas. Patton’s last solo exhibition in Lafayette was “Equipped” at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in 2008. Patton is represented by Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans and Voltz Clarke Gallery in New York City. 

Patton, originally from Louisiana, is a practicing studio artist and educator based in Lafayette.

Images courtesy of Arthur Roger Gallery

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Daytime Hours: Public gallery hours  are 11am-54m Tuesday through Saturday.

Evening Hours: This exhibition is on view during evenings of select AcA events.

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  • Date: 12 Jun 2021 - 11 Sep 2021
  • Location:AcA Main Gallery
  • Curator:Jaik Faulk