Turn Up the Volume by Camille Patha
Artist Talk, April 30, 1pm
This spring, MoNA features Seattle painter Camille Patha's latest series of abstract, boldly colored paintings and studies centered on the grid. Never one to shy away from large scale or complex visuals, Patha continues her exploration of what she calls "structured energy" with her newest works, where the grid acts as window or structure for fluid shapes and masses of bright colors in her signature palette of pinks, oranges, and blues.
Patha has her BA (1960) and MFA (1965) from the University of Washington, and also studied art at Arizona State University in the late 1950s. Through her 50-year artistic career, Patha has upended the stereotype of the more traditional notions of Northwest art with her early surrealist, feminist, expressionist works, always with a focus on color. Her work is in many major public and private collections, and most recently was featured in a one-person exhibition at Tacoma Art Museum in 2014 titled A Punch of Color: Fifty Years of Painting.
"I remain on a road of continued discovery, striving for a purer art form.” — Camille Patha