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Pat Colville: A Celebration
On view April 26 - May 25
ArtWalk Gallery Tour | April 26, 6:30 PM

Pat Colville
Spring, 1991
oil and encaustic on canvas, 66” x 50”
Courtesy of Moody Gallery, Houston

The Galveston Arts Center proudly presents the work of Pat Colville. A Celebration features five decades of work, spanning paintings, drawings, works on paper and most recently, sculpture. Pieces from the exhibit are courtesy of public and private collections. Primarily abstract, Colville's work and compositions focus on geometric shapes and patterns with both energetic colors and more subtle monotone palettes. Pat's work holds a commitment to abstraction and is influenced by the history of Chinese and Japanese landscapes from the 13th and 14th century.

The exhibition will open during the April 26th ArtWalk and will remain on view through May 25, 2014.  Curator Clint Willour will lead a gallery talk beginning at 6:30 pm during ArtWalk.  The event is free and open to the public.

Pat Colville was awarded a 2010 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant and the Benjamin Altman Award in Painting in 2008. Her work was part of the exhibition Working in the Abstract, curated by Patrick Palmer at the Glassell School of Art in 2011 as well as The Modernist Thread, curated by Sally Sprout at Williams Tower Gallery. Her work is part of the collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont. Pat has taught at the Glassell School of Art, the University of Houston, St. Thomas University, Bennington College, Sarah Lawrence College, and Cooper Union.