Patti Oleon: Sideways

Wall Street International: Patti Oleon

January 30, 2018

Wall Street International Magazine on Patti Oleon: Sideways, on view at ECAA from January 17 - March 31, 2018. 

USA Art News: Patti Oleon

January 22, 2018

USA Art News on new paintings by Patti Oleon in her exhibition Sideways, on view at ECAA January 7 - March 31, 2018. 

"Patti Oleon’s realist paintings marry the conceptual with an undeniable technical prowess. Light serves as the entry point into Oleon’s un-peopled places. Each painting first begins as a digital photo taken by the artist, which is then transformed and reworked on the computer. Some images are mirrored, while others, more subtlety play out as ghostly echoes of shadow and form."

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ArtScene Preview: Patti Oleon

January 12, 2018 - Michael Shaw

Patti Oleon's five paintings, slated for a show dubbed "Sideways" (after the title of one work) prompt the question: What's the ceiling on painted architectural interiors? That can be taken literally, in the sense of challenging the relevance of such modes. Is it an overplayed trope, and/or ultimately placating to the market? It's also as a pun-like take on one of Oleon's recurring motifs, in which ceilings double as floors; in the case of "Danielli" --- perhaps the strongest among these new paintings --- it's not clear whether we're seeing ceiling or sky. The oil-on-panel (and linen-over-panel) paintings, ranging in size from two-feet to four-and-a-half-feet high, qualify as a jewel-like, and clearly offer eye-candy splendors in their re-interpretations of grand European lobbies, hotels, hallways and opera houses from locales such as Istanbul, Venice and Prague. 

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