On Friday, September 6, the Messing Gallery at MICDS hosted an intimate reception and opened a new exhibit by photographer Patty Carroll entitled Anonymous Women.
In this series, Patty Carroll addresses women and their complicated relationships with domesticity. By camouflaging the figure in drapery and/or domestic objects, Carroll creates a dark and humorous game of hide-and-seek between her viewers and the Anonymous Woman. The Anonymous Woman series has been exhibited internationally and has won multiple awards including Carroll being acknowledged as one of Photolucida’s “Top 50” in 2104. Her work has been featured in prestigious blogs and international magazines such as the Huffington Post, The Cut, Ain’t Bad Magazine, and BJP in Britain. Her work has been shown internationally in many one-person exhibits in China and Europe, as well as the USA. (White Box Museum, Beijing, Art Institute of Chicago, Royal Photographic Society, Bath, England, among others.) She has participated in over 100 group exhibitions nationally and internationally, and her work is included in many public and private collections. She is currently Artist in Residence at Studios Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri.
Ms. Carroll also spent time with MICDS art students, explaining her thoughts behind her work more in-depth and answering their questions.
Please stop by the Messing Gallery to see Ms. Carroll’s extraordinary work Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.