Patricia Gillespie, Sharp Sticks
After the Bright Darkness reception at Swee(t)art Drawing Gallery last month, Patricia and I and a bunch of others ended up drinking at the Missouri Lounge and I realized how much fun she is: friendly and gregarious. I don’t have any good pictures at all from that time at the Missouri, they are all fuzzy, like we were. The pictures below are from when, a week earlier I had stopped by H Julien Designs up on Shattuck, just as her show was closing.
Obi: What work are you working on now after your H Julien show?
Patricia: I’m gearing up for the group show Worship of Water at the Swee(t)Art Drawing Gallery in October. So, I am digging getting back to drawing (tinker tinker).
Also, I am working on my latest series The Shrine of the Graces (I had a few pieces in the show at H Julien). They are shrines based on the Greek Mythological Graces, the Graces are not unlike the Muses, those girls are always busy inspiring other folks and I wondered what might inspire them. Of course I am maintaining the irony and humor I always have. They are a slight departure from the quilted pieces, though I’m still using fabric and wood, I have developed pieces that are more sculptural and include additional elements such as branches, live plants, and cut paper to complete each shrine installation.