Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 5 - 9 PM
Artist Talks: 5:30 pm
Sonic Landscapes Concert with Matthew Burtner, Glen Whitehead & UCCS students: 6:30 pm
Exhibit on display through September 17, 2013
Pattie Lee Becker and Suchitra Mattai are Denver-based artists translating their experiences of environments through painting, letterpress, drawing, and mixed-media - Becker from a microscopic scale and Mattai an industrial scale. Exhibiting distinct bodies of work for this exhibit, their use of pattern, line, color and a drive to explore and investigate both imaginary and built environments connects their work. The work in VISUAL ENVIRONMENTS invites you to slow down, look closely and spend time discovering the work of these two artists.
About the Artists
Pattie Lee Becker is an artist and designer who focuses on pattern and color to narrate subconscious worlds. Through drawing, printmaking and sculpture, familiar and foreign forms arise in hauntingly playful relationships.Raised in the Midwest, Pattie Lee spent her childhood surrounded by prairie and open sky. After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design, she moved her studio to Brooklyn, N.Y., where she developed her practice for a decade before relocating to the Rocky Mountains. She holds a master's in fine arts from Columbia University's School of the Arts and has been awarded numerous residencies and fellowships.
Suchitra Mattai was born in Guyana, South America, and is of South Asian descent. Mattai received a master's in fine arts in painting and drawing and a master's in South Asian art from the University of Pennsylvania.. She also studied at the Royal College of Art, London, and Pratt Institute, Brooklyn. Suchitra has exhibited her work nationally in solo and group shows in Denver, Philadelphia, New York, Minneapolis, and Austin. Her work has also been included in the curated publication, New American Paintings, and the viewing program of The Drawing Center in New York City.http://www.suchitramattai.com/
Image: (left) Pattie Lee Becker, "Powers of Ten VII: Cocoons Merged", 2012. 30 x 40"
(right) Suchitra Mattai, Untitled, Graphite, acrylic and mixed-media, 2013. 53 x 42"