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402

916 Springdale Rd, Bldg 1 #216

Kristy Darnell Battani

Multidisciplinary
Reba
Reba

2021, Acrylic, ink, vintage oil engineer field notebook pages on aluminum panel, 48 x 36 in.

$3,300

NFS

2021, Acrylic, ink, vintage oil engineer field notebook pages on aluminum panel, 48 x 36 in.
Reba

2021, Acrylic, ink, vintage oil engineer field notebook pages on aluminum panel, 48 x 36 in.

$ 3,300.00 USD

NFS

Dorothy
Dorothy

2021, Acrylic, ink, and 1950s magazine advertisements on aluminum panel, 12 x 12 in.

$300

Available in-studio and in online shop

Reba
Reba

2021, Acrylic, ink, vintage oil engineer field notebook pages on aluminum panel, 48 x 36 in.

$3,300

Available in-studio and in online shop

Vinyl
Vinyl

2020, Acrylic, oil, resin and vintage slipcover advertisements on aluminum panel, 24 x 24 in.

$1,000

Available in-studio and in online shop

Honeymoon Phase
Honeymoon Phase

2020, Acrylic, ink, resin, vintage travel advertisements on aluminum panel, 60 x 48 in.

$5,000

Available in-studio and in online shop

Staying Afloat
Staying Afloat

2021, Acrylic, ink and 1950s ranch ledger pages on aluminum panel, 60 x 48 in.

$3,300

Available in-studio and in online shop

Saturday Sun
Saturday Sun

2021, Acrylic, ink, resin, 1940s diary pages on aluminum panel, 48 x 48 in.

$4,800

Available in-studio and in online shop

Kristy Battani

Pre-recorded

Studio Visit

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Discarded diary. Outdated city map. Sheet music for a forgotten tune. The diagram. The photo. The font. The colors. The weight of the paper. The smell. What becomes of them when time pushes forward? What are they asking me to remember? Overwhelmed with the quantity, the choices, the possibilities, I sink into the stories hiding in my studio suitcases.

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Kristy Darnell Battani

About the Artist

Kristy Darnell Battani is an abstract, mixed media artist whose work focuses on the passage of time, specifically as depicted in the disintegration and deterioration of materials. Kristy is known for her use of discarded textual information—mundane things that gave order and direction to our lives but which are now outdated and obsolete, such as ledgers, manuals, diaries, maps and textbooks. Taking design cues from textile art and traditional stitching techniques, Kristy creates her pieces from many layers of print materials and paint, worn back through sanding to represent the passage of time, a process that is repeated again and again, intentionally highlighting the abstract patterns, texture and color that emerge from the process. Kristy’s work has been included in numerous corporate, university and private collections across the country.Kristy received a B.S. in Communications with supporting studies in Studio Art at the University of Tennessee, followed by a J.D. from Vanderbilt University. Following a career in law, Kristy pursued graduate studies in graphic design at Portfolio Center in Atlanta, later becoming part of the faculty. Kristy currently hosts the weekly podcast series ARTish Plunge, available on most platforms including Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Artist Statement

The passage of time intrigues me. As 2020 demonstrated, time can be elusive to quantify, so I use the disintegration and deterioration of materials as the lens through which I consider time. As we age, time seems to speed up, stuffed full of tangible things that can create overwhelm, and yet those same things are simultaneously deteriorating and becoming obsolete. I want close scrutiny of my work to reveal the fragments of these deteriorating materials in abundant chaos, while simultaneously offering a sense of order and calm from afar. The tangible product of my artistic explorations takes the form of abstract
textile paintings. Mixed media (acrylics, oils, inks, charcoal) play a role, but I always begin my work with outdated textual materials. I collect volumes of printed matter that once directed our daily lives, e.g., the mundane collection of data, and the outdated “wisdom” encapsulated in these papers that now sit abandoned in our closets, attics and storage units. I am particularly fond of discarded manuals, diaries, directories, textbooks and ledgers. I am intrigued by the materials— and ideas—that have become obsolete in our society and the speed at which they are displaced by newer concepts and technologies. The outdated materials I use in my artwork represent threads that weave our past with our present—threads that disintegrate with the passage of time, both literally and figuratively. I create my pieces from many layers of textual materials and paint, worn back through sanding to represent the passage of time, a process that I repeat again and again, intentionally highlighting the abstract patterns, texture and color that emerge from that process. My artwork often assumes characteristics of textiles and I continually experiment with textile techniques in my painting process. I frequently incorporate design cues from traditional Japanese stitching techniques such as boro and sashiko into my work with papers, while other works are three-dimensional and draw inspiration from quilt-making and traditional fabric piecework.

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