Scott Pattinson, "Torewa 79," mixed media on board, 30" x 30".
SCOTT PATTINSON, Peripheral Flash
Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver
Jul 24 - Aug 12, 2007
By Beverly Cramp
What is the ‘flash’ Scott Pattinson refers to in his summer exhibition of recent works? Part of the answer can be found in his exhibition statement: “Objects or places that are “real”, not contrived; it is as simple as the silence of spaces between things, such as rocks moving together, between your toes on a beach, or the sun’s rays refracting off particles in the air, to illuminate the space and air around you, perhaps an authentic moment. Seldom do we stop to appreciate these moments, gone, in a flash...” The body of work Pattinson shows in Vancouver this summer is a continuation of a theme he has been working on for nearly two years that he calls ‘Torewa’. “Each piece has a life, and the body of work becomes a series of experiences,” Pattinson says. “Viewers can expect to see a colourful exhibition comprised of a layering of shapes and other elements that communicate with each other, created with emotion, passion, sensuality, and the subconscious.” The artist’s earlier ambition was architecture before he switched to painting. He still uses cardboard models for inspiration but then quickly moves on. “My emotion takes over with thoughtful control once I am past the original structure of the piece,” he says.
Represented by: Elliott Louis Gallery, Vancouver; Herringer Kiss Gallery, Calgary; Agnes Bugera Gallery, Edmonton; ACA Gallery, Toronto.