Pat Lipsky believes abstract forms hold a deep emotional currency and that varied color permutations can be intellectually engaging. In her works on paper composed at Aurobora, Lipsky rethinks the grid as carefully calibrated bars and recreates geometric form beyond simple mathematical pattern. In doing so, she invites the viewer to consider the intricacies: the subtle shifts and adjustments, the interlocking spaces between rectangular sectors and their asymmetrical variations. In short, she composes unexpected associations with her surprising orchestration of syncopated color, deceptive tonal shifts, and the subtle interrelationships within a composition.
Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin; The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; Butler Institute, Youngstown, OH; The Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA; Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. ; Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; Hunter College Collection, New York, NY; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN; The Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Ft. Worth, TX; Portland Museum of Art, Greenberg Collection, Portland, OR; Rice University Art Museum, Houston, TX; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL; San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA; Norton Simon Collection, Palm Beach, FL; The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; The Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; Whitiker Biomedical Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD