PDNB Gallery features two solo exhibitions by gallery artists, Patty Carroll and Bill Owens. This will be the first solo show for Patty Carroll, who is based in Chicago, Illinois. Bill Owens has had a large presence in the gallery since the early 2000’s, when we first featured his groundbreaking series from the early 1970’s, Suburbia.
In recent years, Patty Carroll (b. 1946, Chicago, Illinois) has explored the traditional and contemporary “housewife” role, by creating scenes of exaggerated chaos that often consumes the subject, which is a woman. Pots and pans, shoes and flowers, excessively colorful drapery, cakes and pies, 1950’s furniture and decorative objects overwhelm the female subject in the scene. The series is appropriately titled, Anonymous Women: Domestic Demise. Patty states, “She is both a victim of her obsessions, activities and circumstances as well as the invisible creator of such; both satisfying and problematic, pathetic and humorous.”
The images are mostly humorous, but sometimes terrifying. Overall, we reflect on the past and current defined roles of the Suburban woman.
Patty Caroll : Anonymous Woman : Domestic Demise
November 20, 2021 – February 12, 2022
Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery (PDNB)
150 Manufacturing Street, Ste. 203
Dallas, TX, 75207