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MMC Hosts Art Of Patricia Greene
Posted on January 01, 2013
The art of Patricia Greene, currently displayed at Martin Methodist College in the Gault Fine Arts Center’s Barton Gallery, offers multifaceted, thought-provoking installations. Her work uses materials ranging from silk, wire, seeds, feathers, plumbing parts, even an ostrich egg, all of which are recycled, reused or found objects. Greene believes the reuse and recycling of materials in her artwork represents a process of healing and rebirth.
“It is the transformation of objects into a new identity," she says.
Greene’s exhibit is a display of her healing process when she battled breast cancer after being diagnosed in 2009. Her creative process served as a therapeutic practice, and much of her pain and trepidation was translated into her unique creations.
The exhibit, which continues through Friday, Jan. 4, includes a 12-piece installation called “Hatching" that symbolizes incubation and rebirth.
To witness this unique illustration of the human’s healing capacity, the Barton Gallery is located on the second floor of the Gault Center on the college’s Campus Green. Exhibit curator Bernice Davidson, assistant professor of art at Martin Methodist, invites the public to enjoy this demonstration of the creative process and how art can be used as therapy.
Some of the pieces are for sale and prices can be acquired per request by contacting Davidson at 931-363-9894.