Q&A – with Grear Patterson
1: Can you tell me a little bit about your background?
7 years old went to camp. – 9 got my first camera. – 11 left home alone for three weeks. – 14 lost virginity. – 15 got drunk. – 17 moved back to New York. – 19 pilots license. – 20 met the love of my life. – 24 bought a beach house.
2: How do you approach the use of materials in your work?
3: What is the idea / concept behind your practice?
Keeping my mind in order.
4: What is the worst thing about being an artist?
5: What would you ask an artist in a Q&A ?
I’d ask Ed Ruscha what his worst memory was from childhood.
Forming the backbone of his solo presentation, Patterson’s new series of works entitled Duck Tests take prescience and foundation from the above phrase utilised as a form of inductive reasoning, sometimes used to counter abstruse arguments that something is not what it appears to be. His Duck Test paintings explore how we obtain meaning from visual experience and how interpretation through experience is transformed and codified through the signified.