patricia gaeta – 2023

Primary Medium

Collage/Other works with paper


276 Grrenpoint ave
Brooklyn, 11222

Artist Statement

Inspired by architecture, particularly the empty, dilapidated buildings near Patricia Gaeta’s hometown of Niagara Falls, New York. Recalling the broken factory windows and rusting exteriors, many of the collages evoke a sense of uninhabited space, urban decline and new growth. Her use of graph paper and the strict, systematic nature of architectural drafting it elicits are juxtaposed with worn, broken down materials such as ragged-edged paper, perforated vellum, wood veneers and flaking paint in luscious hues, suggesting an elegant and ordered decay.