Grear Patterson (b. 1988, Redding, US) was born in Redding in 1988 and lives and works in New York. He attended the BFA School of Visual Arts New York. Recent exhibitions include "Stay Up" curated by Ugo Rondinone, 39 Great Jones Street New York; "Cereal Eater" Ellis King, Dublin,
LUCKY CHARM GREAR PATTERSON The American artist Grear Patterson (b. 1988 in Redding Connecticut, US; lives and works in the Bronx, New York, US). presents new works at the Project Room and refines his pre- vious examinations of sunsets. Patterson is renowned for his arrangements of custom made image carriers, works in which he establishes connections with art history as well as with his own specific living environment. He became known for his “Duck Test”-series, canvasses organized to resemble smileys, their trendy lightness connoting a carefree atti- tude to life, while simultaneously referring to the icons of digital communication. His first sunsets were inspired by Hollywood movies, the sun’s immersion in the horizon mostly took place within a 16:9 or 4:3 format. The new works pick up on the form of the setting sun through the shape of the image carrier. The combination of the different colors on the raw canvas evokes spatial depth and conjures up sporadic associations with rain- bows or figments of imagination. In the sculptural work “Two Peas in a Pod and it takes two to tango“ two aluminum arches touch, and can be walked through. By way of their similar shapes, the arches form a spa- tial unit, which is experienced by passing.