Band, The Painting Center, 2016

Band
Pat Badt
Julie Shapiro 

Bettina Blohm
Kim Uchiyama
Marthe Keller
Joan Witek


Curated by Stephanie Buhmann
The   PAINTING   Center
547 W. 27th St., #500
New York, NY  10001

November 29 - December 23 2016
Reception:  Thursday, December 1, 6-8 p m


Waiting for the Purple Martins to Arrive




















 

Pat Badt and Scott Sherk @ Fox Gallery NYC, 2016-2017


FOX GALLERY NYC FALL EXHIBIT

PADT BADT - FRAMES AND FRAGMENTS
SCOTT SHERK - SOUND SHADOWS


OPENING RECEPTIONS MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 6-8PM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 4-7PM,  

FOX GALLERY NYC
838 WEST END AVE 8C (101 ST) ENTER 8C or FOX
NEW YORK, NY 10025
www.foxgallerynyc.com
T 646 726 4008
BY APPT ONLY
                          
          
 Pat Badt, Sweet 16,  Oil on arches, painted
frame, 40 x 28", 2016

  
                                    
Scott Sherk, Video Still, Cathedral of
St. John, Malta, 2016
     
FOX GALLERY NYC is pleased to exhibit recent work by Pat Badt and Scott Sherk, whose paintings and recordings ground and transport us in time and space.

PAT BADT 
Pat Badt is a painter of memory. Through specific coding of color and texture, her abstractions reference “overlooked events that make up daily routine...The layers of paint become a history, just as their historical sources come from specific events.”
Although she is deeply influenced by Agnes Martin and Brice Marden and their “connections to light, color and space through abstraction” it is Matisse ”whose joy of color and freshness is a daily inspiration and reminder.”

Pat Badt is Professor Emeritus at Cedar Crest College. She received an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz.She has exhibited in Brussels, NY, LA, and Philadelphia. Her work is included in collections in The American Embassy in Riga, Latvia, The Ruth Highs Collections of Artist Books at Oberlin College and Bryn Mawr College and the Allentown Art Museum.

SCOTT SHERK
"I love the physicality of sound and how it can occupy and define a space either mentally or physically. We exist within sound always: We do not have ear lids. How we shape it, and how we hear it has a profound impact on our lives”.  Initially as a sculptor moving around masses and forms, Sherk could, by manipulating sound, carve into space itself.
Ultimately I begin with sound work, and it seems it dictates how it wants to be realized--with video, objects or ethereally.”
His current exhibit incorporates all three expressions of sound work: Three field recordings in and stereo mix, with video, six laser etchings of sonograms on acrylic framed in shadow boxes, and a four channel sound piece, New Whitney, housed in a 7’ high tower and based on field recordings of room tones of each exhibition floor of The Whitney Museum, NY.
Scott Sherk has exhibited widely including at the Katonah Art Museum, NY, Allentown Art Museum, Kim Foster Gallery NYC, and Leslie Cecil Gallery, NYC. His solo exhibitions have been reviewed by the NY Times, and Art Forum. His sound work is on CD by 3 Leaves,
 and/ OAR, and released on the internet by Statisfield and Wandering Ear. He is a Professor/Artist in Residence at Muhlenberg College, where he has been recipient of the Class of ’32 Research Chair and the Hoffman Research Fellowship.




 







 


 

 
 


 

 
 


 

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