June 10 – July 10, 2016
Gibbs Street Gallery
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Friday, June 17, 7 – 9 PM
Taking advantage of the Gibbs Street Gallery’s wall of windows and artificial light, Pat Alexander creates an installation of pigmented cast-paper rocks and boulders, cast shadow and small abstract paintings inspired by rock-laden landscapes in Newfoundland, Canada, Vedauwoo, Wyoming and Cappadocia, Turkey.
About the Artist:
The main impetus for Pat Alexander’s work is the inherent beauty and precariousness
of the natural world.
Her paintings, installations and drawings have been exhibited widely in the U.S.A. as
well as Japan and Germany. She has just completed a major sculptural installation
for Dear Mother, a multi-media collaboration with New York composer Angel Lam and
Peabody Dance choreographer Constance Dinapoli. Their work was presented on March
23rd and 24th, 2015 for Peabody Dance’s Centennial celebration. Alexander created a
major artist-cast paper installation for Meander, collaborating with Artistic Director, Carol
Bartlett and Peabody Dance in 2008. Scaling the Walls, a multi-media collaboration with
choreographer Joyce Morgenroth and writer/musician Ann McCutchan was performed at
the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York in 2001.
It was expanded and reconfigured for a performance at the Brown Center of the Maryland
Institute College of Art during Blurred Edges, the American Independent Colleges of Art
and Design Conference on the Interdisciplinary in 2004.
Alexander’s public art includes Geometro, a mosaic covering eight spandrel beams at the
Baltimore Metro, Lexington Market Station, commissioned by the Maryland Mass Transit
Administration. Her work has been supported by international and national residencies.
These include Turkey (Babayan Culture House Artist Residency, Ibrahampasa, 2010),
Newfoundland , Canada (Pouch Cove Artist Residency, 2007, 2000), France (Alfred and
Trafford Klots Residency Fellowship, Rochefort-en-Terre, 2005) and Spain (Fundacion
Valparaiso Residency Fellowship, Mojacar, 2003) as well as artist residencies in Wyoming,
Virginia, Florida and Georgia. She has received numerous foundation awards including
two Maryland State Art’s Council Individual Artist Grants, a Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation
Artist’s Residency Grant and a NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship. Since 1993, she has
been a Professor of Fine Arts at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she was
awarded ten Faculty Enrichment Grants.
Ms. Alexander lives and works in a studio in downtown Baltimore.