Acadiana Center for the Arts brings internationally recognized artist exhibition to Lafayette: “Stephanie Patton: Comfort Zone 1993-2021”



LAFAYETTE, La (press release) – Acadiana Center for the Arts is proud to announce a major solo-exhibition by Louisiana-based artist Stephanie Patton. This exhibition is a mid-career survey that will look back on Patton’s artwork from 1993 to 2021, which represents a wide variety of disciplines and media. Throughout her career, Patton has explored many artforms, including photography, performance art, sculpture, textiles, and more. This will be Patton’s largest solo exhibition to-date and a significant survey of the artist’s work. Her exhibition will be on display in AcA’s main gallery June 12 through Sept. 11, 2021.

Patton is internationally recognized, and her artwork has been exhibited in leading galleries and art fairs in New York, Paris, Tokyo, and Miami. Patton’s work is held in many private and public collections, including the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Hilliard University Art Museum, CrescentCare in New Orleans, and the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation in Los Angeles, California.

This new exhibition explores the common threads found in Patton’s vast body of work. Her work includes strong themes of humor, love and caring, health and comfort, which she explores through a wide variety of artistic approaches, including textiles, sculpture, video, performance, photography, and painting. Patton’s craft and process speak loudly in the objects she creates. The end product of Patton’s process are objects of formal beauty and subtle complexity.

In 2019 Patton was the South Arts Fellow for the State of Louisiana and a finalist for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art from The Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina. Patton has been an artist-in-residence at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, The Vermont Studio Center, and The Santa Fe Art Institute. She was recently included in the exhibition Robert Indiana: A Legacy of Love at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio Texas. Patton’s last solo exhibition in Lafayette was “Equipped” at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in 2008. Patton is represented by Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans and Voltz Clarke Gallery in New York City.

Patton, originally from Louisiana, is a practicing studio artist and educator based in Lafayette.



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