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First Friday & Reception: Patty B. Driscoll
November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
The University of Alabama Gallery is proud to present theexhibition, TheMagpie in the Mirror: Patty B. Driscoll. The show will open on FirstFriday, October 7 and run through December 2, 2022.
There will be a receptionfor the artist on First Friday, November 4, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Driscoll utilizes traditional genres and processes such asthe still life, water gilding, metalwork, and textiles, layering her work withsubtle narratives and subject matter that investigate the context of feminineand feminist identity. The artist writes that her work “is a dialogue withhistorical pathways, iconography and the symbolism of women, and challengesimplicit societal representations and inculcated cultural values.”
Birmingham native Patty B. Driscoll holds an MFA from theCalifornia College of the Arts and a Bachelor of Science in studio art and arthistory from Skidmore College. In addition to her formal degree training,Driscoll has studied at the Florence Academy of Art, the Studio Arts CollegeInternational in Florence, and the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende,Mexico. She has been awarded a residency at Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap,Georgia. Her paintings have been exhibited at the Abroms-Engels Institute forthe Visual Arts, Ground Floor Contemporary, and the Birmingham Museum of Art inBirmingham, Alabama; Alexandria Museum of Art, Louisiana; Masur Museum of Art,Monroe, Louisiana; Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, Alabama; and the TangTeaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs, New York. For the past 20years, Driscoll has lived and worked in her hometown of Birmingham. Her websiteis here.
TheUniversity of Alabama Gallery is an essential part of the educationand development of UA students and our community. Admission to the gallery isfree. The gallery is located in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center at620 Greensboro Avenue in Tuscaloosa. It is open Monday through Friday, 9 am-4pm and First Fridays 12 noon-7 pm. Have questions or need assistance? Call(205) 345-3038.