The Armory Show 2018 / Presents
Booth # P25
March 8 - 11, 2018

PATRON is proud to announce our participation in The Armory Show 2018 Presents sector with a two person presentation by Bethany Collins and Alex Chitty. Both artists will present new bodies of work which expand on a mutual interest in the ways we attempt to record a shared experience, highlighting the acts of conversation, collaboration and written account as means to capture the presence of that which is no longer present.

Piers 94 & 92
Twelfth Ave at 55th Street
New York City, NY

ALEX CHITTY (b. 1979, Miami) is an artist based in Chicago. She received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Smith College and a Master in Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she is a professor in the Sculpture and Print Media departments. Her recent exhibitions include: They will bloom without you (2017), Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL; After (The sun-drenched neutral that goes with everything) (2018), The Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; Objectifying the Photograph (2017) at NIU Art Museum in DeKalb, IL; Small Sculpture (2017) at Corbett vs. Dempsey in Chicago, IL; the sun-drenched neutral that goes with everything (2016) at PATRON in Chicago, IL; Turning Spoons into Forks (2016) at Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, IL; Alex Chitty and Chris Bradley (2015) at Shane Campbell Gallery in Chicago, IL; Orchid (2014) at ADDS DONNA in Chicago, IL; The Way They Wanted to Sleep (2013) at Andrew Rafacz Gallery in Chicago, IL.

BETHANY COLLINS (b. 1984 Montgomery, AL) lives and works in Chicago, IL. Collins received an MFA from Georgia State University in Atlanta Georgia, a BFA from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL and attended the Glasgow School of Art, Capstone International in Glasgow, Scotland. Recent solo and group exhibitions include Another Country (2017), Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, MI; Gray Matters: Art en grisaille (2017), Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; In the Eye of the Beholder (2017), Tarble Arts Center, Charleston IL; Beyond Boundaries (2017), Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Excerpt (2017), Studio Museum in Harlem, New York NY; In Evidence (2016), Van Every/ Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina; The problem we all live with (2016), Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; with the exception of the sky (2016), Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, Georgia; and Inquiry’s End (2015), Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, IL. Her work is included in the public collections of the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Montgomery Museum of Arts, Montgomery, AL; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; Zuckerman Museum of Art at the Kennesaw Stats University, Kennesaw, GA; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL; and the Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA.