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Opening : July 1, 2019 @ 5pm : a new body of fotowork by Pattiy Torno

Dichotomy: a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.


Two seemingly disparate realms… human and nature… one often subjugating the other… often in opposition…this work strives to use what we have in common… color, contrast, form, fluidity, repetition, gesture… as tools to create communion. 


Strength + Strength = Beauty


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Make : Do

Photopiecings by Pattiy Torno @ The Junction

March 19 – April 14, 2013

Opening 3rd Thursday • March 21, 2013 @ 6pm

348 Depot Street in Asheville’s River Arts District

Artist Statement

Pattiy Torno March 2013

Cutting up bits and putting them back together is what I do as a quilter.  I have borrowed that same methodology and applied it to my photography work and call it “photopiecing”.

Fascination with color & pattern informs all the work I do.  Rather than create those patterns, I prefer to make do with what comes to me naturally…. The patterns and colors I work with are what I see around me, here in the River Arts District and when I travel, through the lens of my camera.  This work challenges me to slow down & move quietly, observing the beauty in the mundane… meditation at its best.

Taking that which the world offers, shaping it in such a way as to abstract, with the details still in place. Layering, mixing, obscuring, combining, “getting it to feel right” is the challenge… Yet moving beyond simple representation to touch an emotional place… sometimes joyful, preferably quiet, sometimes somber… to communicate the world I inhabit every day of my life.

Learning CURVE

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