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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About Grear Patterson

American, b. 1988, Redding, Connecticut, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

2017
Ellis King, 
Dublin, Ireland,
Cereal Eater
2016
Marlborough Contemporary, 
London ,
Grear Patterson: True Romance
2016
Oslo,
Across 110th street
2015
Los Angeles,
Grear Patterson: Seek and Destroy
2015
Kostyal, 
Stockholm, Sweden,
In The Trenches
2014
London,
Human Interface: Ben Noam, Grear Patterson, Yarisal & Kublitz, Nick Van Woert, Garrett Pruter & Johnny Abrahams
2014
Vito Schnabel, 
New York,
Grear Patterson: Panzers and Tigers
2014
Ellis King, 
Dublin,
2014
American Academy in Rome, 
Rome, Italy,
Forest Theatre

Group Shows

2016
Mexico City, Mexico,
No Name
2015
galerie frank elbaz, 
Paris,
Accrochage / Project room : Candy Coated
2015
Ellis King, 
Dublin,
2014
London, United Kingdom,
The Go Between, The Ernesto Esposito Collection
2010
New York ,
While it Lasts
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