Residencies: Patricia Ayres


Untitled, 2018

87 x 43 X 36 inches

Stained Elastic, Metal Hooks, Women’s Undergarment Hardware, Wood, Foam Rubber, Dye, Coffee, Coconut Oil, Iodine

Bound, dirty and distorted in scale, a corporeal existence saturates my monumental sculptures.  The amputated and protruding bumps are bandaged, while restrictive straps are pulled taut. There is a direct relationship to the body, yet not completely figurative. Moreover, an implied violence is imposed on these carnal forms advocating a palpable psychological effect of the oppressed body.

Barricade, 2018

120 x 36 x 24 inches

Cast Plaster, Found Steel, Elastic

As a child, my grandmother would take me to an old basement church for mass. I remember going up to the front of the church and kneeling down at the Altar Rail. The purpose of this rail was not only to receive the Holy Eucharist but was used as a demarcation of the chancel and a strict separation between parishioner and clergy. In my sculpture, Barricade, I have created a rail that is about the same height. I have made it unstable to signify shifts that occur from one moment to the next.

Untitled (Installation view), 2018

93 x 60 x 48 inches, 87 x 43 X 36 inches

Stained Elastic, Metal Hooks, Women’s Undergarment Hardware, Wood, Foam, Dye, Coffee, Coconut Oil, Iodine, Liquid Latex

My sculptures attempt to reference pain, torture, and control. The concave and convex forms allude to dismembered or severed body parts contained within it.

Patricia Ayres

Patricia Ayres (b. New York), attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2019), received an MFA from Hunter College (Fall 2018), BFA from Brooklyn College and an A.A.S degree in Fashion Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology. Her work has been exhibited at Matthew Brown Gallery, Los Angeles, (solo, September 2021 and group show, Summer 2020),  Fragment Gallery, Moscow, Russia, Liste Art Fair Basel, Switzerland (September 2021), Safe Word, (February 10-March 20 2021), New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) 2020. Koenig & Clinton Gallery, New York, Kornfeld Gallery, Berlin, ‘Affinità Elettive’ curated by Samuele Visentin, LoSpazio (Virtual),Turin, Italy, International Print Center New York, The College Art Association of America, The Bronx Council on the Arts: Longwood Gallery at Hostos Community College of The City University of New York and New York Art Residency and Studios Foundation (NARS).  She was an artist-in-residence at at Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program (2019-2021) in Brooklyn, N.Y., The Studios at MASS MoCA (2019), Lower Manhattan Cultural Center (LMCC) (2020), Monira Foundation Studio Residency (forthcoming 21-22) Sculpture Space (forthcoming 2022), a nominee for the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grant (2019) and a recipient of the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Sculpture/Craft (2020).



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