GALERIE XII debuts American photographer Patty Carroll’s first solo show in Los Angeles. The exhibition titled “Anonymous Women” opened on March 5, 2022. Remember to confirm with gallery for up-to-date covid protocols and guidelines – (proof of vaccination and masks MAY be required). See RSVP email below.

Patty Carroll, Card Play, 2022, Pigment Print, 38 x 38 in, Edition of 10

Patty Carroll (USA, 1946) has been known for her use of highly intense, saturated color photographs since the 1970s. Her most recent and ongoing project, “Anonymous Women,” consists of a 3-part series of studio installations made for the camera, addressing women and their complicated relationships with domesticity.

Without identities, these “Anonymous Women” are visual metaphors. Patty Carroll addresses 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. She has called these pictures “un-portraits” because they are not real portraits. While people have contended that her photographs of women in various phases of anonymity could be interpreted as everything from commentaries on women’s fight for identity to digs at commercialism, Carroll is happy for viewers to read what they want into her work.

On view: March 5, 2022 – June 1, 2022

What:  Patty Carroll, solo exhibition
Where: Galerie XII, Bergamot Station, #B2, 2525 Michigan Ave., SM, 90405