Simone Paterson - "Red"

Alexander/Heath Contemporary
is pleased to announce
an exhibition by multi-disciplinary artist

Simone Paterson Ph.D.

“Quantum Field Notes”

September 2 through September 30, 2022

Friday, September 30, 2022, 5-8 pm

Art-by-Night Friday, September 2nd, 2022, 5-9 pm

New Downtown Location:
109 Campbell Avenue SW, Roanoke, Virginia

Opening Exhibition / September 2, 2022


The universe is whole, connected, and entangled. We divide knowledge into discrete packages so that we may understand. In theoretical physics, the quantum field is a series of measurement points that connect once unrelated ideas on a microscopic, subatomic, energetic level. Ancient yogis have always insisted that the micro and macro are the same. That we, as humans, have the same energy field within. In meditation, we can become awakened to the oneness of things; develop self-awareness and mindfulness by acknowledging “now” rather than living in the past. My work is practice-based research, where I take notes on inner meditation journeys in the field of infinite possibilities. I tap into the flow of zero-point energy on waves of color, light, and sound to represent the ancient Hindu system of the chakras. I document my visions using painting, drawing, performance, and embroidery. My choice of medium, embroidery/ stitching, acknowledges women’s historically unpaid, undervalued, and invisible labor.


Born and educated in Australia and living in South West Virginia for the past 18 years, Simone Paterson Ph.D. is an international artist who works at the crossroads of consciousness, creative technologies, and crafts. She is a recovering academic interested in the flow of energy, in particular the energy system of the chakras. The location of her studio in an old log cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia influences her contemporary art production. Her solo exhibitions with diverse media, technologies and textile applications have included showings at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, The Taubman Museum of Art, Virginia, and a residency at ArtSpace Sydney, Australia.

“Red” from the Body Chakras Series.
18” x 30” Embroidery on Silk 2021

The exhibition is on display through September.
By Appointment Only:
Contact Ed Hettig for an appointment or call 607.226.2473 to arrange a visit.