Patty Carroll is an exhibiting artist with Andie Meadows.
Artists Statement on Reciprocity
For over seven years, Andie Meadows and Patty Carroll have worked together on building custom environments in Patty Carroll’s studio on the “Anonymous Women” series of photographs. This series is about a lone woman in her fictional home encountering her various tasks and obsessions. Simultaneously, Andie has created her portrait series, “Queens Who Bathe,” in her own studio/bathtub. This series is a tribute to Chicago LGBTQ community through personalized and constructed sets. There are many visual and conceptual similarities in the process for both projects; dependance on color, appreciation for all things vintage and elaborate details. Both series are based on personal experiences with the intention of addressing larger, more focused feminist issues. The working relationship between Patty and Andie has grown into a collaborative venture complete with idea development, physical craft and setbuilding, with laughter and arguments along the way.
Patty Carroll has been known for her use of highly intense, saturated color photographs since the 1970’s. Her recent project, “Anonymous Women,” consists of a 4-part series of studio installations made for the camera, addressing 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 photographs are exhibited in large scale and published as a monograph in 2017 by Daylight Books, with the later work as the monograph “Anonymous Women: Domestic Demise” by Aint-Bad Books in 2020.
© Patty Carroll