Robert Morat Galerie | Christian Patterson – Bottom Of The Lake

Robert Morat Galerie | Christian Patterson – Bottom of the Lake

© Christian Patterson, From The Series Bottom Of The Lake

Solo Exhibition & Book Signing

Bottom of the Lake

Christian Patterson

Opening & Book Signing: Thursday, October 1, 2015, 19h
Exhibition: October 2 – November 28, 2015
Opening hours
Tue-Sat 12-18h

Description

Christian Patterson gained international critical acclaim five years ago for his series „Redheaded Peckerwood“. The book received multiple awards, the Rencontres d’Arles Book Author Award 2012 amongst others. A year later, in 2013, Christian Patterson received the prestigious Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship.

In his new work titled „Bottom of the Lake“, Christian Patterson revisits his hometown of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (French for “Bottom of the Lake”) and weaves together visual threads related to the town’s iconography, climate and culture. A 1973 telephone book from Fond du Lac serves as leitmotif. Patterson employs the same strategies that made his prior work, „Redheaded Peckerwood“, such a success, mixing large-format colour landscapes, black-and-white snapshots, appropriated and manipulated archival images, and studio still lifes. In addition the work contains interactive sculptural objects, such as a blue dial plate telephone, which plays sound files that the artist recorded during his field work.

Christian Patterson, born 1974, lives and works in New York. A monograph titled „Bottom of the Lake“ is published by König Books.

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