One Hundred Questions To Become an American, 2017 photography, projections of manipulated instagram images (#USCIS), 100 US Civics Q & A from USCIS.gov Dimensions Variable
“One Hundred Questions To Become an American” in an interactive installation piece that explores the viewers knowledge and relationship to the idea of American Immigrants. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) expects all applicants of naturalization to know and memorize the answers to 100 questions that consists of US government, geography, history and civics. During the interview, the applicant is asked 10 questions at random. The work asks the viewer the same 100 questions, while showcasing a 100 images from Instagram that was tagged #USCIS. The answers are provided in an album with photographs of the artist before 1998, the year she immigrated to America. The artist herself Naturalized as a US Citizen in 2017.
Hands and Holes
Hands and Holes, 2017
Mammal Gallery, Atlanta GA
“Hands and Holes” is a performance work by three female artists who shares the interests in the idea of connection, disconnection and vulnerability. The advanced technology allowed us to overcome the physical barrier such as distance while challenging our perspective of intimacy and barrier.
In this performance, the three artists pose a desired action behind white paper loop lit by Red, Green and Blue colored lights - creating a barrier between the artists and viewers.
The Shops Buckhead Atlanta Mural
SELECTED MURAL FOR THE SHOPS BUCKHEAD, ATLANTA, GA
The most striking parts of The Shops Buckhead are its stunning window displays that shoppers can experience as they walk down each street. Even if the shoppers don’t go into the stores, they are able to experience the brand, the clothes, and the products behind the glass... and their imaginations begin to run wild thinking, “if only I had those Jimmy Choo’s”.
The proposed mural ‘essscapee’ was inspired by the transportive power of windows. By abstracting windows to a basic geometric shape, ‘essscapee’ explores a fun, joyful, and engaging mix of colors and shape that celebrate the excitement of being part of The Shop Buckhead.
“WELL, COME!”, 2017
INSTALLATION SHOT DURING HAMBIAGE HIVE AT COLONY SQUARE, ATLANTA, GA
a: used when pausing to consider one's next words b: used to show that you accept something even though you are not happy about it
“Come” verb \ˈkəm\ a: to move toward something b: to move or journey to a vicinity with a specified purpose
We play the role of voyeur every day. Technology invites us to peep into other’s lives in a matter of a swipe and click through a glass screen. The experimental installation “Well, Come!” creates an interactive environment where images taken through a digital means such as screenshots, google images, instagram...is appropriated and fill a physical space. Through the use of repetition and shapes that indicate perspective and space, “Well, Come” invites viewer to come play in a place made up of colorful shadows, images, and colors.
The viewer are encouraged to walk through the room… stepping onto painted rubber tire mulch and interacting physically with images and shadows reflected onto the walls.
Here and Now Here
“HERE AND NOW HERE”, 2016
INSTALLATION SHOT AT WHITESPEC [PART OF WHITESPACE GALLERY], ATLANTA, GA
By engaging in the age old question of painting’s essential identity, Patton incorporates painted objects, photo transfers, shaped canvases together with her interest in spacial awareness in an attempt to capture and experience the fluid transition between absence and presence, surface and object, and memory and simulation.
In this exhibition, Patton presents a site-specific installation of various forms of paintings, where geometric shapes extend beyond their painted surfaces and ghostly images evoke fragmented ideas of remembered past.
“CONCRETE WISH”, 2015
INSTALLATION SHOT AT THE MOCA GA [PART OF WAP APPRENTICE EXHIBITION], ATLANTA, GA
Tippy and the Heavy Weights
Tippy and the Heavy Weights, 2015 Concrete, steel, wheels, mailbox, carpet, tape, pen, string, bubble wrap Dimensions variable