Aa a reaction to all of the pressures and expectations that a young artist in the 21st century faces, the desire to simplify the world by making a painting engenders its own complex set of variables. Grear Patterson has created these beacons of innocence that offer him personal safety and comfort. These idealized landscapes contain elements of purity and could evoke the innocence of a child. What might seem like nostalgia allows him to leave the complicated present and embrace a simple past-time of true happiness and invented memory. These paintings reside in the place between real things and invented things, it’s hard to distinguish between the two.
until Oct 16, 2020 more/ Duve Berlin photos/ Nick Ash