The Fourth Artist is a visual arts collaboration between Patrice Dworkin and Jackie Leishman. Utilizing cut and torn paper, fabric and collage, painting and drawing, they create abstract imagery focused on women’s issues and the lives of women artists. Seeking to build community and raise awareness, they donate a portion of proceeds to charities supporting women.
Whether working together in real time or separately in sequence, the artists have cultivated a shared aesthetic and a working dynamic that leaves room for each of them. Guests are invited to provide insight on issues of mutual interest, further catalyzing the process. The resulting artwork has a unique visual quality, different from the individual work of either artist.