Kelsy Patnaude: Thalassic

October 8, 2021

Cade Tompkins presents Thalassic by Kelsy Patnaude. Kelsy Patnaude in the monumental work Thalassic 2019, takes on a panoramic voyage of heroic dimensions in her 16-foot canvas created with oil paint and photographic transfer. The female sailor is the protagonist and the sea is an unleashed and vigorous depiction of mother nature. She writes, The longing to experience the unknowable – from awe to terror – calls many to the sea. Kelsy Patnaude is a professional sailor; she holds an MFA (2019) from Lesly University of Art and Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts and a BA (2012) in Studio Art from Salve Regina University, Newport, Rhode Island.

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