Join us for an engaging new opening:
Friday, September 11 from 6-9 pm
Exhibition dates: September 2 through September 26, 2015
Gallery hours: Wed to Sat 12-6 pm, and Sun. 12-4 pm
New Friends. By manipulating various painting traditions as if they are abstract pictorial elements Bruce Pattie is able to develop a number of interesting visual figurations within these “portraits”. A variety of formal, illusionistic and narrative painting techniques are made to knot, tangle, and switch roles in, around, and with the face. Although some of the resulting passages remain absolutely fixed, others continue shifting and rearranging themselves against each other like rhythms on the breeze; creating a billowing zone of figuration that exceeds the traditional sense of a picture. The ability of these portraits to spark the old romance between the eyes and the mind makes them pretty good companions.