Joy Patrice O'Brien
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Artist statement

Collage is an intimate act for me. Plucking an abandoned memory, listening to stories told from behind a stranger's eyes— simultaneously cutting, pressing, smoothing my own desires and fears somewhere in between the layers of marks, colors, paper, glue and words. And through altering what is discarded, forgotten, or imperfect, I become hyper-aware of my own perceptions and the distortions they experience over time. Ultimately, I seek to capture the complexities of what it is to be human and the push pull forces that uniquely drive each of us as individuals.

 
 

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Upcoming Exhibitions

 
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Presenting original artwork, May 16-19, at The Other Art Fair | Chicago, located at Mana Contemporary. Use promo code JOBRIEN when ordering your complimentary tickets at chicago.theotherartfair.com/comp.

 
 

 
 
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Artwork selected for the 39th Annual SECURA Fine Arts Exhibition at The Trout Museum of Art, located in Appleton, WI, May 4 - June 2, 2019.

 
 

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