Bigger. Smaller. Funnier
June 18th, 2015 – August 2015
Opening reception with the artist Thursday, June 25th: 6-8pm
Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, is delighted to announce its second solo exhibition with artist Scott Patt. Drawn from a yearlong project to create and share a painting a day, Bigger. Smaller. Funnier. embodies a quest to challenge the connectivity and purpose of art. The paintings inspire viewers to consider overlooked humorous and poignant moments in life by drawing from daily interactions rather than solitary introspection.
The high gloss of post pop consumerism remains essential to Patt’s art, though these paintings demonstrate a departure from his pristinely polished work. The painterly works of Bigger. Smaller. Funnier. bare the process of making while remaining clean and graphically whole. Bold colors, shapes, and text exhibit an economy of means required of sharing a complete idea a day. Snippets of conversations, personal thoughts, and plays on words are incorporated through the aesthetic filter of commercialism. Taken out of context, random thoughts become hilarious and mundane words become poetic.
The title itself is from a poorly translated quote on a factory wall in China, and was transformed into a personal mantra for Patt, to expand his audience and to have more fun doing it. Daily feedback through social media helped shape the style and direction of the project, and ultimately helped decide which pieces would be exhibited. Bigger. Smaller. Funnier. reminds viewers to pay closer attention to the emotions, feelings, love, and joy that occur each day. The playful simplicity of Bigger. Smaller. Funnier. exemplifies the humor and tenderness of the human condition.
Scott Patt was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and currently works and resides in New Hampshire. He studied at The Pennsylvania State University and Barnstone Studios in Copley, PA. Patt’s paintings, sculptures and installations have been exhibited around the world and featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal and Paper Magazine.
For further information, please contact Amanda Snyder at [email protected] or 212-255-2718