Cor + Som, Evoramonte Castle, Portugal, 2016

Scott Sherk and Pat Badt fill the castle keep of the Castle of Evoramonte with sound and light.

Cor + Som
 Evoramonte Castle, Evoramonte, Portugal
August 12 - September 11  
hours 10-1:00 and 2-6:00 daily
Opening on August 12  6:00PM - 8:00PM

window showing color treatment

large room with listener

small red room with listeners


Color + Sound

Color + Sound occupies two rooms on the 1st floor of Evoramonte Castle.  The main chamber of the 1st floor presents sound compositions created from the field recordings of the Alentejo in quadrophonic surround sound, and a composition of light and color filtering through the windows of the castle.  The sound works use source material from grazing sheep, summer crickets, quiet hidden meadows, and the resonant sounds recorded in the Castle of Evoramonte, itself.  The recorded sounds are sculpted and modeled in three-dimensional ways to create an environment of sound in space.  Scott Sherk believes that sound is an important determinant in our perception of space and envisions these sound works to be aural sculptures—sounds creating spaces.  In creating these sound sculptures he often carves from the sound the natural harmonics of a place. 

Pat Badt extracted color from her daily notations from last summer in Alentejo to concentrate on the contrasting colors of the big sky and the rich earth.  Together they noticed that the castle sits atop a rock embankment, and it is the closest thing to the sky.  Focusing on this aspect of the castle, rather than its military history, Badt wanted to bring the sky and the celestial into the large chamber.  Bringing a subtle clarity to the atmosphere of the room, the color participates in tandem with the sound.  The cool blues merge with the surround sound to create an experience of otherworldliness and transcendence.

In the small antechamber, the brilliant heat of the Alentejo sun is emphasized along with the original, unaltered field recordings of the surrounding area.  The field recordings take us from the Estremoz market place through the sun-baked meadows and cork orchards, and into the dark and vibrant Alentejo night.  We hear a knife grinder, a poultry market, insects, the morning chorus of birds, and the omnipresent wind that unites and blows through everything.  The red glow of the room reinforces the grounded aspect of these field rcordings and operates in stark contrast with the purity of the large outer room.

Throughout the installation, Badt acknowledges the panoramic views from the castle keep. Visitors view the surrounding landscape through a horizon-zone created by the framed views of the untreated windows.

Color + Sound is an art installation that highlights the experience of the art viewer by creating an environment rather than creating an art object.  When one enters the space it appears empty, but it is not.  The space is filled with vibrations of sound and color creating a world to explore and experience for those who give it the time.



Short Stories at the Painting Center, 2016

Pat Badt
SHORT STORIES
at
 The Painting Center 

 May 24 - June 18, 2016

Opening Reception Thursday May 26 6-8 pm


Selfie Portugal with Cork and Stone Oak, 40 x 30, oil, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(New York) The Painting Center is pleased to present Short Stories, an exhibition of recent paintings, by Pat Badt.

Short Stories refers to Badt’s recent series of paintings that explore the memories of people, places and things that create moments of experience.  Badt often uses the backs of her paintings to embed found objects that refer to the painting’s subjects, creating hidden “readings” that inform her work.  For this exhibition these works are presented on hinges to be able to see behind the paintings to this secret place.
Pat Badt's work is inspired by memory and place, filtered through experience and sensibility. Her studio is in an old barn along the Jordan Creek, surrounded by apple orchards, low mountains and the convergence of two creeks.  She loves the process of painting-- the putting down of paint through the appropriate handwriting, right color, texture and scale.
Pat Badt is Artist-in-Residence / Professor Emeritus at Cedar Crest College. She received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and her BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz.  She splits her time between New York City and Pennsylvania.











Pat Badt   Short Stories           
List of Work (s):

1.     Selfie Portugal with Stone and Cork Oak
Date: 2015
Medium: oil on panel
Dimensions: 40 x 30
Price: $2200

Short Stories 2-9, handle gently
 
2.     I remember: Mohair
Date: 2015
Medium: oil on panel
Dimensions: 12 x 9
Price: $1000

3.     I remember: Mahjong
Date: 2015
Medium: oil on panel
Dimensions: 12 x 9
Price: $1000

4.     Dog Dog, People with Grey Hair
Date: 2016
Medium: oil on panel
Dimensions: 12 x 9
Price: $1000

5.     I remember: Cancer of the Heart
Date: 2015
Medium: oil on panel
Dimensions: 12 x 9
Price: $1000

6.     I remember: Pool at Palm Springs
Date: 2015
Medium: oil on panel
Dimensions: 12 x 9
Price: $1000

7.     I remember: Coffee in a Styrofoam Cup
Date: 2014
Medium: oil on panel
Dimensions: 12 x 9
Price: $1000

8.     I remember: Redwood Red Wood
Date: 2015
Medium: oil on panel
Dimensions: 12 x 9
Price: $1000

9.     The Nana Series: Collecting Sea Glass
Date: 2015
Medium: oil on panel
Dimensions: 12 x 9
Price: $1000

10.  Selfie Malta
Date: 2015
Medium: oil on panel
Dimensions: 48 x 38
Price: $2400

11.  Colors of March
Medium: acrylic on panel with stamps
Date: 2015
Dimensions: 20 x 10
Price: $1000

12.  Colors of September
Medium: acrylic on panel with stamps
Date: 2015
Dimensions: 20 x 10
Price: $1000


13. Colors of August
Medium: acrylic on panel with stamps
Date: 2015
Dimensions: 20 x 10
Price: $1000

14. Small installation of painted string, NFS




Art From The Boros III, Denise Bibro Fine Art, 2015


Denise Bibro Fine Art presents...  

Art From The Boros III

 Running Through July 23rd- August 15th, 2015.

OPENING RECEPTION: 
THURSDAY, JULY 23rd, 5-8pm.

Due to the popular demand from our previous Art From the Boros show
 Denise Bibro Fine Art is excited to announce Art From The Boros III ,on view July 23-August 15, 2015.

Out of hundreds of submissions, we traveled the city and pounded the pavement making studio visits to see the work of over 70 applicants, where only forty-plus  artist were chosen. Their works are diverse in medium, aesthetics and content. Not only do they come from all socio and economic circumstance, the artists exhibited in this show have varied education backgrounds, from seasoned veterans of the city's art scene to great undiscovered and self-taught talent. The juxtaposition of styles and media create a dialogue between a vast amount of work by artists of all ages, practices and cultures, regardless of which Borough they reside.

In a world that often projects galleries as jaded and inaccessible, we are demonstrating that we value and share the desire to keep up with the bustling creativity all around us. Our experience illustrates that one should always be open to thinking outside the box, taking risks, and informing your aesthetic vocabulary - if only to continue to appreciate and understand, or to be brave enough to inform and broaden one's world and visual horizons. We challenge the viewer to always be open and, of course, enjoy.
  


Artists Include:
 Olga Alexander, Pat Badt, Whitney Wood Bailey, Marc Brown, Candace Browne, Naomi Campbell, Woody Campbell, Brian Cavanaugh, Jason Cina, Marilyn Davidson, Cara Enteles, Camille Eskell, Laura Fantini, Robert Franca, David Fratkin, Nikki Geula, Yuka Imata, Laura Karetzky, Sol Kjøk, Elizabeth Knowles, Paul Kruger, Olga Lamm, Anthony Locane, Jessica Maffia, Vera Manzi-Schacht, Jo Mar, Stephanie Marcus, Gail Miller, Bruce Minson, Michael Mut, Douglas Newton, Jean-Antoine Norbert, David Outhwaite, Sue Ellen Paxson, Ben Ponté, Aleksander Popovic, Gail Postal, Claudia Sbrissa, Barbara Schaefer, Linda Schmidt, Deborah Simon, Jeff Sundheim, Suprina, Mark Taber, Mariyah Tareen, London Tsai, Ateet Tuli, Martha Walker & Junko Yamada

work included:
  Day 1, VCCA, acrylic on panel, 24 x 18, 2012


Day 1, VCCA-verso, coloraid and acrylic, 24 x 18, 2012

  Full Spectrum, VCCA, acrylic on panel, 24 x 18, 2012


 Full Spectrum, VCCA, acrylic on panel, 24 x 18, 2012