Conceptual Art and Abstraction Rule Solos at Space and David B. Smith
The last of the solos, Patricia Aaron | Raw and Real highlights luscious encaustic paintings by prominent Colorado artist Patricia Aaron. Though all three of the showcased artists at Space favor densely composed compositions, Aaron does the others one better by creating all-over abstractions that are atmospheric.
Using scribbles, drips and runs, she makes innumerable pictorial moves that she consolidates into the picture, over, under and around each other. Though the paintings have a neo-abstract-expressionist quality, Aaron has updated that by expressing a sense of depth, as though the viewer were looking into a dense fog or murky waters.
On the second floor are some experimental pieces in which Aaron has stacked panels to form paintings that are actually wall reliefs. One of these, "Le Soleil," a stack dominated by shades of yellow interrupted by bits of red and blue, has been acquired by the Kirkland Museum." Michael Paglia Westword 20 December 2019.