THUNDER BAY – Lake Superior Art Gallery is pleased to announce that they are hosting a one-person art show by Patricia Bigelow. The official opening is on August 16, 2010 with the show running until September 17th.
Patricia attended Indiana University, Purdue University, Elmhurst College, Northwestern University and at the Columbia College of Book Arts in Chicago. Her degree was in Computer Science with a very strong second degree in Printmaking. She said, “I found a nice balance between the left and right brain to keep me somewhat sane.”
She currently has her own business designing and finishing concrete sinks for plumbing distributors in the US. Everyone needs a meal ticket and this one fits my need to be a sculptor.
During the past 50+ years she has been a curator, a gallery owner, a collaborator and on a few boards of directors, dealing with women’s art and contemporary fine art. She has exhibited in Chicago for 10 years, but finds her greater interest is in producing. She now feels it is time to show and sell a few of her pieces of work.
On display in the Lake Superior Art Gallery are some of her watercolor paintings, acrylic paintings, encaustic paintings and linoleum block prints. The watercolor pieces are painted on location and have vibrant colors and movement which express the beauty and chaos of the elements.
The acrylics are studio pieces that she has painted using black and white photographs as references. She fills in the colors that she likes.
The Encaustic paintings are colour pigments suspended in wax layers. She uses some collage elements to carry the statement of the piece such as sans script passages or ancient images from Greece or the Middle East.
The linoleum prints are printings of 10 and the multiple colors are inked and printed on the same print block while the block itself is destroyed in the printing process.
Lake Superior Art Gallery
605 East Victoria Ave.
Thunder Bay, Ontario