Michelle Paterok’s interest in painting’s capacity to represent subjective experiences is the foundation of her studio practice. Paterok’s current work in painting is grounded in the following questions: How is space experienced subjectively, and how are these experiences reconstructed in our memories? How might time’s passage be expressed in the static frame of a painting? Finally, what role might painting have to play in addressing the environmental urgencies of the present moment? With these in mind, she uses the medium to mine the poetics of small gestures and encounters in daily life.