Grear Patterson, ‘Singing in the Rain’, 2017, Public Art Fund 2017 Spring Benefit

Pop and nostalgia are evident in the stark contemporary compositions of young American artist Grear Patterson. His pieces are concerned with the universality of experience and collective memory of the Internet age, often titled after cult films or songs. Emoticons wink alongside bars of color and swaths of sails, beach umbrellas, and vintage fabric. Singing in the Rain is accentuated by a weathered texture that grounds the abstract imagery firmly in reality. Patterson has had solo exhibitions at Marlborough Broome Street in New York, Depart Foundation in Los Angeles, and Ellis King in Dublin.

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